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Meaning and Name Origin

Clarisse \c-la-risse, clar(is)-se\ as a name for girls. Clarisse's root is Latin, and the name Clarisse means "bright, famous; fame; most bright, most famous". Clarisse is a form of Claire (Latin): French form of Clara. Clarisse is also a variation of Clarice (Latin): 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. Clarisse is also used as a variation of Clarissa (Latin).


Clarisse has 11 variants: Clairice, Claris, Clarise, Claryce, Clayrice, Clerisse, Cleryce, Clerysse, Klarice, Klarise and Klaryce.

Clarisse has 27 more alternative forms via Claire, Clarice, Clarissa: Clairessa, Clairissa, Clare, Clarene, Claresa, Claressa, Claresta, Clari, Claribel, Clarica, Clarie, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissia, Clarita, Claritza, Clariza, Clarrie, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Classie, Clayrissa, Clerissa, Clorissa, Klarisa and Klarissa.


Clarisse is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Clarisse is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Clarisse and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Clarisse (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Claire (#44 last year), Clare (#723), Clarissa (#765), Clarisa, Clarice, Claribel and Clarine. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1900-1909 and has become much lower since, with the versions Clarissa, Clare, Claribel and Clarice becoming less trendy. Claire (#44) is the most trendy baby name in this list, with this name going through a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Claire, Clare, Claribel, Clarice, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carisse and Charisse. These names tend to be more commonly used than Clarisse.