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Meaning and name origin

Clarisse \c-la-risse, clar(is)-se\ as a girl's name has the meaning "bright, famous; fame; most bright, most famous" and is a variant of Claire (Latin): French form of Clara. Also a variant 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 variant of Clarissa (Latin): 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).

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

Suggested similar baby names are Carisse, Charisse, Clairissa, Claressa, Clarisa, Clarissia, Clarrissa, Clayrissa, Clerissa and Clorissa.


Clarisse is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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