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

Categories

Claymore characters, Infinite Stratos characters, literature, Shadowhunters characters
Entry updated August 26, 2016