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What does Clarice mean?

Clarice Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: medieval, legends (mythology).


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

Related girl names: Candice and Claire.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarice name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarice, Candice, Claire, Clara, Clare in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claribel, Clarinda, Clarine, Claris, Clarisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarissa, Clarita, Classie, Klarissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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