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I agree this name is so pretty pronounced KLAR-ihs. But kla-EES is the adorable and bubbly and classic pronunciation. You can't go wrong with this name.
jazzycritique  11/2/2018
It sounds very old fashioned.
kayisforkeen  9/8/2018
I forgot about this name. I love it. It sounds very sophisticated, elegant, and royal like.
Luvbug86  7/26/2018
Clarisse de Cagliostro from Lupin The Third movie, The Castle of Cagliostro.
dandantheman2  12/10/2017
Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian writer acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories. Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, she was brought to Brazil as an infant, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War.
cutenose  2/27/2017
This is one of my favourite names! I like it to rhyme with 'Paris'.
akg1ltmr  8/26/2016
True, this name has also been used (rarely) in Italy, where is is pronounced "clah-REE-che".
JJSkeete  11/11/2015
This name is also Italian. It was borne by the wife of Lorenzo de' Medici, Clarice Orsini.
KenniWinchester  6/7/2014
My name is clarisse! It is pronounced KLAR-EES. Many people when they first hear my name, they say "good evening clarisse" or "well hello clarisse" I have never met another person with my name, besides in the movies "Silence of the Lambs" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
― Anonymous User  5/12/2014
Actually, to the person who mentioned Clarise, there is a French version of Clarice, spelled Clarisse :)
― Anonymous User  7/22/2013
It's also the latinized name of the writer Clarice Lispector (neé Chaya Pinkhasova Lispector). She was ukrainian naturalized brazilian. It's a soulful name.
selena13  7/9/2013
Clarice is a wonderful name, very pretty, but when I used it for a character I spelled it "Clarise" with an S instead. A few other people in the world spell it that way, though it's still uncommon, and I think it's prettier that way.
anoldfashionedgirl  3/12/2013
Clarice is also used in Italian, alongside Clarissa. In fact, it was the name of Lorenzo de Medici's wife.
Buneary  11/8/2012
Also, some use the nickname Reese.
SEC908  10/6/2012
An episode of "As Told By Ginger" featured a soap opera character named Clarice. Her mom Lucinda threw herself out a window at her birthday.

"Dearest Clarice, when you are grown up, and your heart is broken like it never is before, you will understand why Mommy had to do this. Happy birthday, sweetie. AAAAAAAAH!" (mother throws herself out of window).
Kinola  9/17/2012
Clarice Ordaz is an American dancer. She was in the top ten on season eight of "So You Think You Can Dance".
― Anonymous User  7/26/2012
My best friend is called Clarice, and I think it's nice! Her twin is called Candace, but that's, like, so slob! Anyway I don't think Clarice should be thought of as Claire or Clare because it's not the same! My BF hates it! Oh, anyway it's also like MODEST, as in the meaning. And... (Take a deep breath)... there's a cartoon character named Clarice Bean. I think it's a book for kiddos.
karyn cheong  4/26/2011
I hate this name. It sounds too much like a ghetto name trying to sound classy and elegant. Nope.
Chrila96  1/23/2011
I really like this name when pronounced the traditional (and typically British) way, "KLA-ris", but I do not like the French pronunciation (which has been largely adopted by Americans too), "klə-REES". It sounds a bit too "Ghetto" (Shanice, Patrice, Clarice), and English-speakers pronouncing their names in a French manner can also seem a bit pretentious.

I don't think "KLA-ris" sounds too masculine for girls, as it is reminiscent of other pretty and feminine names like Paris and Iris. I really hope the traditional pronunciation for Clarice comes back in to fashion SOON!
JJSkeete  7/29/2010
Clarice is a great name. So classy, and it ages well.
lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
Clarice is a very beautiful name. Very delicate but also dignified. I have always loved this name and could not care less about the Silence of the Lambs thing. The character was strong and intelligent anyway. Very much the way I would envision a Clarice to be.
kookiemonster71  12/12/2008
Clarice is the name of Rudolph's girlfriend in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. It is also my daughter Brianna's middle name. I think it is a very pretty name.
d.pacer  5/5/2008
Clarice is my middle name and I love it. It reminds me of the movie Silence of the Lambs and sounds like a really pretty princess. The main reason I like it though is because no one where I live has that name so it seems special to me.
brunettecutie20102  12/14/2007
A lovely classy name - if I had another daughter I would call her Clarice.
― Anonymous User  10/30/2007
Clarice Clift was an English potter and designed wonderful art deco pieces which are now collectors' items.
Anneza  5/23/2007
I have never heard this name pronounced KLAH-ris. I have known two people with this name, and heard of many others, and they all pronounced it cla-REES. I think it's much prettier that way. KLAH-ris sounds almost masculine.
black_lace  1/31/2007
Lauren Child writes these kids books called 'Clarice Bean' and she also does 'Charlie and Lola' etc.
Surreal  1/14/2007
Love this name! The only problem is everybody will say "Good evening, Clarice."
dramaelf  7/12/2006
Clarice was the character played by Julie Andrews in the film "The Princess Diaries". She is the queen of a fictional country and is the grandmother of Princess Mia (Anne Hathaway).
emeraldstar  6/29/2006
I like this name and it rhymes with Paris.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2006
Clarice as in "Clarice Starling" of the movies "Silence Of the Lambs" and "Hannibal".
Charlie1977  9/1/2005
The name Clarice sounds so pretty and feminine. And very "royal".
Jordan9922  6/30/2005

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