Meaning and name origin
Clorissa \c-lo-rissa, clor(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clorissa is "most bright, most famous". Clorissa is 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).
Clorissa 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 Clorissa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Clarissa (#765) and Clarisa. (2014 statistics).