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What does Clarisa mean?

Clarisa Pronunciation of Clarisa [clar-isa] as a girls' name has its root in Latin, and the meaning of Clarisa is "bright, famous; fame; most bright, most famous". Clarisa is an alternate spelling of Claire (Latin): French transcription of Clara. Clarisa is also a variation of Clarice (Latin). Clarisa is also used as a variation of Clarissa (Latin).

Associated with: bright (light).


Clarisa has 16 variants: Clairesa, Clairessa, Clairissa, Claresa, Claressa, Clarissia, Clariza, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Clayrissa, Clerissa, Clorissa, Klarisa, Klarissa, Klarrisa and Klarysa.

41 more related forms via Claire, Clarice, Clarissa: Ceara, Cearra, Ciara, Ciarra, Clair, Claireta, Clairice, Clairinda, Clairita, Clairy, Clara, Clare, Clarecia, Clarene, Claresta, Clareta, Claretta, Clarey, Clari, Claribel, Clarica, Clarie, Clarinda, Clarine, Claris, Clarise, Clarisse, Clarita, Claritza, Clarrie, Clarry, Clary, Claryce, Clayrice, Clayrinda, Clerisse, Cliara, Clorinda, Klara, Klarice and Klarise.

Creative forms:
(female) Clarcy, Clarsa, ..

(male) Clarian, Clarius, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clarisa Mattie (C.M.), ..

How popular is Clarisa?

Clarisa is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3735 out of 4276, Top 87%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Clarisa was first listed in 1993 and reached its apex position of #665 in the U.S. in 1994, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Clarisa are Ceara, Ciara (#757 from recent data), Ciarra, Clair, Claire (#49), Clara (#98), Clare (#730), Clarene, Claretta, Claribel, Clarice, Clarinda, Clarine, Claris, Clarissa (#700), Clarita, Clorinda, Klara (#1827) and Klarissa. These relations of Clarisa were favored by parents during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 2.27%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.67%, 70.5%), with forms like Clarice becoming less in vogue. Claire is more familiar than the rest, although Clare seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarisa, Ceara, Ciara, Ciarra, Clair in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claire, Clara, Clare, Clarene, Claretta in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Clarisa is alike in pronunciation to Klarisza and Klaryssa. Other suggested similar names are Alaisa, Alarica, Caresa, Carina, Caris, Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carissa, Carita, Carlisa, Carrisa, Cearia, Cerisa, Charesa, Charis, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charisha, Charisma, Charissa, Charista, Charita, Chariza, Charlisa, Charmisa, Cherisa, Chloris, Clarina, Clarizza, Cloris, Corisa, Czarina, Ilaria, Karisa, Klarika, Larisa, Marisa, Parisa and Sharisa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clarisa.

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