Meaning and name origin
Clarice \c-lari-ce, cl(a)-rice\ as a girl's 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 is a very popular first name for females (#647 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Clarice for girls. Clarice reached its highest rank of #258 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Clarice and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Claire (#44), Clara (#108), Clarissa (#765), Clarisa, Clarice and Candice. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Clarice▼ is also pronounced similarly to Clairice and Clayrice. Other suggested similar baby names are Alarice, Charice, Clarica, Clarie, Clarine and Clariza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Clarice.