Clarissa
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Given Name CLARISSA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: klə-RIS-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Latinate form of CLARICE. This was the name of the title character in a 1748 novel by Samuel Richardson. In the novel Clarissa is a virtuous woman who is tragically exploited by her family and her lover.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Clarice (English), Clarisa (Spanish)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Clarisse (French), Claritia (Late Roman)
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United States  ranked #700 
England and Wales  - 
Italy  ranked #135