What does Clarice mean?
Clarice \c-lari-ce, cl(a)-rice\ as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clarice is "fame". Medieval English and French form of Claritia, which may have meant "fame" (from "clarus" meaning "famous"), but as a given name probably an elaboration of Clara. Also an English form of the French Clarisse, which is a form of Clarissa. It was borne by a character who appears in some versions of the medieval legends of Roland and other paladins of Charlemagne.
Clarice▼ has 37 more related variations via Clara, Clarissa, Clarisse: Chiara, Claire, Clairesa, Clairessa, Clairice, Clairissa, Clara, Clarabelle, Clarabeth, Clare▼, Clarecia, Claresa, Claretha, Claretta, Claribel▼, Clarica, Clarie, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarissa▼, Clarissia, Clarita, Claritza, Clariza, Clarizza, Clarrie, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Clarry, Classie, Clayrice, Clorissa, Klara, Klarisa, Klarra and Klarrisa.
Clarice is a very popular first name for females (#647 out of 4276, Top 15%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Clarice for girls. Clarice reached its apex rank of #258 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Clarice are Candice, Claire (#44 last year), Clara (#108), Clarabelle, Clare (#723), Claribel, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa (#765) and Klara. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in 1994 (usage of 0.3277%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2145%, down 34.5%), with the forms Candice, Clare, Claribel, Clarice and Clarissa falling out of style. Claire (#44) and Clara (#108) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for both names. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Clarice and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)