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What does Claris mean?

Claris Pronunciation of Claris [claris] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Claris is "fame; most bright, most famous". Claris is an alternate spelling of Clarice (Latin). Claris is also a form of Clarissa (Latin).

Associated with: bright (light).


Claris has 9 variants: Clarise, Clarisse, Claryce, Clerisse, Cleryce, Clerysse, Klarice, Klarise and Klaryce.

22 more relations via Clarice, Clarissa: Clairesa, Clairissa, Clara, Clare, Clarecia, Claresa, Claressa, Clarica, Clarisa, Clarissia, Clariza, Clarrie, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Clarry, Classie, Clerissa, Clorissa, Klarisa, Klarissa, Klarrisa and Klarysa.

Creative forms:
(female) Clarce, ..

(male) Clarli, Clarne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Claris Patricia (C.P.), ..

How popular is Claris?

Claris is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3900 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Claris entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #1498 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Claris are Clara (#98 the previous year), Clare (#730), Clarice, Clarisa, Clarissa (#700), Classie and Klarissa. Other variants, like Clarrisa, are seldom used. These relations of Claris were favored in the 1880s (adoption of 2.2%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.3%, 88.7% less), with versions like Clarissa becoming less in vogue. Clare is the most fashionable girl name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claris, Clara, Clare, Clarice, Clarisa in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Claris is pronounced similarly to Chloris, Clairice, Clayrice, Cloris, Khloris and Kloris. Other recommended names are Alais, Alanis, Amaris, Cari, Carie, Carin, Caris, Carisa, Carlis, Carys, Cearia, Chari, Charie, Charil, Charin, Charis, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Chris, Clair, Claresta, Clarey, Clari, Clarie, Clarina, Clarine, Clarita, Clarizza, Clary, Clayrissa, Cris, Cypris, Floris, Gladis, Ilanis, Ilari, Ilaria, Ilario, Karis, Klari, Maris and Paris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Claris.

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