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Clarissa meaning and name origin

Clarissa \c-la-rissa, clar(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced kla-RISS-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clarissa is "most bright, most famous". Latin version of Clarice occasionally found in medieval documents and made famous by Samuel Richardson's novel "Clarissa", also known as "the History of a Young Lady" (1748).

Clarissa has 24 variant forms: Clairesa, Clairessa, Clairissa, Clara, Clare, Clarecia, Claresa, Claressa, Clarica, Claris, Clarisa, Clarisse, Clarissia, Clariza, Clarrie, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Clarry, Clerissa, Classie, Clorissa, Klarisa, Klarissa and Klarrisa.

For more information, see also related names Charissa and Claire.

Clarissa is also pronounced similarly to Clayrissa, Klarisza and Klaryssa. Other suggested similar baby names are Carissa, Claresta, Clarise, Clarizza and Clerisse.

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Popularity of Clarissa

Clarissa is a very popular first name for females (#744 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Clarissa name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Clarissa with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


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