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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 has 15 variant forms: 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 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).

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 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).

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

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

Similar Names

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.