Given Name CLARISSA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: klə-RIS-ə (English)   [details]

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.

Categories

Shadowhunters characters
VARIANTS: Clarice (English), Clarisa (Spanish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Clarisse (French), Claritia (Late Roman)
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