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What does Clarisse mean?

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). 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)

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 1900-1909 (usage of 0.3599%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2097%, down 41.7%), 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. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Clarisse and corresponding names. (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.