What does Clerissa mean?
Clerissa [cleris-sa] as a girls' name has its root in Latin, and the meaning of the name Clerissa is "bright, famous; fame; most bright, most famous". Clerissa is a version of Claire (Latin): French variation of Clara. Clerissa is also a variation of Clarice (Latin). Clerissa is also used as a variation of Clarissa (Latin).
Associated with: bright (light).
(female) Clerci, Clerisca, ..
(male) Clerisco, Clerissan, .. Middle name pairings:
Clerissa Bentley (C.B.), ..
How popular is Clerissa?
Clerissa is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Clerissa is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Claire (#49 in recent rankings), Clarissa (#700), Clarita, Clorinda, Klarissa, Clarisa, Clarice, Clarinda and Claris are the prominent related forms of Clerissa (not ranked). Other variants, like Claresa, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Clerissa was common in 2012 (median #1630) and is almost as conventional today (#1638, 7% less usage), but with versions like Clarisa going out of style. Claire is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Clerissa is pronounced similarly to Klarisza and Klaryssa. Other recommended names are Aleisha, Alissa▼, Allissa, Amarissa, Brissa, Calissa, Caressa, Carisa, Carisia, Carissa▼, Carisse, Carrissa, Ceria, Cericia, Cerise, Cerissa, Charisha, Charisma, Charissa, Charisse, Charista, Cheresa, Cheresse, Cherida, Cherish, Cherisse, Chessa, Chloress, Chloris, Chrissa, Chrissta (see Christina), Chrissy, Christa▼, Chryssa, Cieria, Clarecia, Clarina, Clarizza, Cloris, Corissa, Corrissa, Coryssa, Cressa, Crissy, Darissa, Delissa, Denissa, Eleisha, Elissa, Floressa, Illissa, Jelissa, Karissa▼, Kharissa, Krissa, Lerissa, Marissa▼, Maurissa, Melissa▼, Merissa, Meryssa, Morissa, Narissa, Neriss, Neryssa, Norissa, Oleisa, Parissa, Sarissa, Sharissa, Sherisa, Teressa and Theressa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clerissa.See names in meaning and etymology.