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What does Clarice mean?

Clarice Pronunciation of Clarice as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clarice is "fame". 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. Also an English form of the French Clarisse, which is a form of Clarissa. It was borne by a character who appears in some versions of the medieval legends of Roland and other paladins of Charlemagne. Also form of Claire.


ASSOCIATED WITH medieval, legends (mythology)


VARIANTS Claressa, Claris, Clarisa, Clarise, Clarisse, Claryce, Clerissa, Clerisse, Cleryce, Clerysse, Klarice, Klarise, Klarissa, Klaryce, Klarysa

SEE ALSO Candice

RELATIONS VIA CLARA, CLARISSA, CLARISSE Claire, Clairice, Clara, Clare, Clarecia, Claresa, Claribel, Clarica, Clarie, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarissa, Clarita, Claritza, Clariza, Clarizza, Clarrie, Clarrisa, Clarry, Classie, Clayrice, Klarisa



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How popular is Clarice?

Clarice is a very popular first name for females (#647 out of 4276, Top 15%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Clarice reached its apex rank of #276 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarice name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clarice outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Clarice are Candice, Claire (#49 FROM RECENT DATA), Clara (#103), Clare (#759), Claribel, Clarinda, Clarine, Claris, Clarisa, Clarissa (#742), Clarita, Classie and Klarissa. Usage of these forms of Clarice was at its most widespread in the 1880s (MEDIAN #1206) and is now much diminished (#1546, 67%). Claire is more widely used than the rest, while forms such as Clarissa have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarice, Candice, Claire, Clara, Clare in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claribel, Clarinda, Clarine, Claris, Clarisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarissa, Clarita, Classie, Klarissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Clarice is alike in pronunciation to Cloris. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alanice, Alarica, Alarice, Alumice, Artrice, Branice, Cacie, Cadie, Calico, Calie, Camile, Caprice, Caprise, Carie, Cariel, Carina, Carine, Carisa, Carle, Carrie, Carrine, Caryle, Catrice, Catrine, Cedrica, Cerice, Cerise, Chalice, Chanice, Chantrice, Chari, Charice, Charie, Charin, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charisse, Charitey (see Charity), Chariti (see Charity), Charitye (see Charity), Chariza, Charlice, Charlie, Charlize, Cherece, Cherice, Cherie, Cherrice, Clairey, Clairita, Clarabel, Clarene, Clareta, Clari, Clary, Claude, Claudine, Collice, Corrie, Danice, Darice, Ellice, Janice, Kaprice, Katrice, Leatrice, Letrice, Marice, Nanice, Narice, Ranice, Shanice and Sharice. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clarice.

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