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Clarissa Meaning


What does Clarissa mean?

The name Clarissa is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Clarissa is "clear, bright".

It is also of Greek origin, where its meaning is "brilliant" and Italian origin, where its meaning is "fame".

Clarissa is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 8 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Cla-ri-ssa.

The Given Name Clarissa

Clarissa is a latinate form of Clarice and is occasionally found in medieval documents.

Clarissa is a form of Clarice. See Clarice for further details.

Clarissa is good for parents who want a name that is sweet and appealing.

This 3 syllable name has allure and a positive vibe.

Clarissa remains a favorite due to its sophisticated and delightful nature.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Clarissa Dalloway, and Clarissa Harlowe.

Clarissa Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 645 in baby name popularity for girls with 453 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 699 in baby name popularity for girls with 405 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Clarissa Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Clarissa has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Clarissa to other names.

Clarissa Related Names

Clarissa is a form of Clarice.

Variants of the name Clarissa include Claressa, Clarrissa.

The names Clarisa, Claritia, Klarissa are all forms of Clarissa.

Famous Clarissas

  • Clarissa Dalloway ~ Mrs Dalloway character
  • Clarissa Harlowe ~ Clarissa character

Clarissa Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Clarissa.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Clarissa are often selfish and warmhearted but most of all they are read more >>

Clarissa Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Clarissa in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Clarissa.

Just for fun, see the name Clarissa in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Clarissa in Nautical Flags page.