What does Clarice mean?
Clarice [clarice] 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 23 more relations via Clara, Clarissa, Clarisse: Claire▲, Clairice, Clara▼, Clare▲, Clarecia, Claresa, Claribel, Clarica, Clarie, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarissa▼, Clarita, Claritza, Clariza, Clarizza, Clarrie, Clarrisa, Clarry, Classie, Clayrice and Klarisa.Creative forms:
(female) Carice, Claride, ..
(male) Clarido, Clariko, .. Middle name pairings:
Clarice Cleo (C.C.), ..
How popular is Clarice?
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)
Clarice reached its apex rank of #276 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Clarice are Candice (#1854 from recent data), Claire (#49), Clara (#98), Clare (#730), Claribel, Clarinda, Clarine, Claris, Clarisa, Clarissa (#700), Clarita, Classie and Klarissa. Usage of these forms of Clarice was at its most widespread in the 1880s (median #1206) and is now much diminished (#1530, ▼71%). Claire is more widely used than the rest, although Clare appears to be getting popular too, while forms such as Clarissa have lost favor.
Clarice▼ is alike in pronunciation to Cloris. Other suggested similar names are Alanice, Alarica, Alarice, Alumice, Artrice, Branice, Cacie, Cadie, Calico, Calie, Camile, Caprice, Caprise, Carie, Cariel, Carina▼, Carine, Carisa, Carle, Carrie▼, Carrine, Caryle, Catrice, Catrine, Cedrica, Cerice, Cerise, Chalice, Chanice, Chantrice, Chari, Charice, Charie, Charin, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charisse, Charitey (see Charity), Chariti (see Charity), Charitye (see Charity), Chariza, Charlice, Charlie▲, Charlize, Cherece, Cherice, Cherie▼, Cherrice, Clairey, Clairita, Clarabel, Clarene, Clareta, Clari, Clary, Claude, Claudine▼, Collice, Corrie▼, Danice, Darice, Ellice, Janice▼, Kaprice, Katrice, Leatrice▼, Letrice, Marice, Nanice, Narice, Ranice, Shanice▼ and Sharice. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clarice.See names in meaning and etymology.