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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 15 variants: Claressa, Claris, Clarisa, Clarise, Clarisse, Claryce, Clerissa, Clerisse, Cleryce, Clerysse, Klarice, Klarise, Klarissa, Klaryce and Klarysa.

For more information, see also related girl names Candice and Claire.

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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clarice name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clarice outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Clarice and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Clarice ranked in the Top 1000 are Candice, Claire (#44 last year), Clara (#108), Clarabelle, Clare (#723), Claribel, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa (#765) and Klara. Adoption of this girl name was at its most widespread in the year 1994 and is somewhat lower today, 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, with both names going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Candice, Claire, Clara, Clarabelle, Clare, Claribel, Clarice, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Claire, Clara, Klara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Alarice and Charice. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clarice.