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Meaning and name origin

Clarisse \c-la-risse, clar(is)-se\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clarisse is "bright, famous; fame; most bright, most famous". Clarisse 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).


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


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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Clarisse and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Claire (#44), Clarissa (#765) and Clarice. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Claire, Clarice, Clarissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carisse, Charisse, Clairissa, Claressa, Clarisa, Clarissia, Clarrissa, Clayrissa, Clerissa and Clorissa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Clarisse.