Clarice is the name of one of the cities described in Italo Calvino's novel "Invisible Cities" (Cities & Names 4). All the cities he describes are aspects of Venice, and Clarice is the aspect of the city that's constantly reinventing itself after plagues by repurposing its previous version, kind of like an ugly phoenix rising from the ashes. Calvino was Italian, so I assumed it's pronounced the Italian way that other people have described here.
Also used in French:

This name was also used in Louisiana in Cajun families from at least the 1700s onwards.
I see why people like it but I personally don't, it reminds me of lice.
Also Judeo-French and Judeo-Anglo-Norman.
Source: Seror, Simon "Les noms des femmes juives en Angleterre au Moyen Âge".
There's always tomorrow for dreams to come true! Believe in your dreams come what may!
-Clarice (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
Rudolph, I think you're CUTE!
-also Clarice.
Clarice is the unnamed heroine's maid in Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
To my knowledge, KLAR-is (or KLER-is) is strictly a British English pronunciation of the name. In the U.S. and France (and most other places where this name is used), it's pronounced kler-EES or klah-REES. [noted -ed]
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.
It sounds very old fashioned.
I forgot about this name. I love it. It sounds very sophisticated, elegant, and royal like.
Clarisse de Cagliostro from Lupin The Third movie, The Castle of Cagliostro.
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.
This is one of my favourite names! I like it to rhyme with 'Paris'.
True, this name has also been used (rarely) in Italy, where is is pronounced "clah-REE-che".
This name is also Italian. It was borne by the wife of Lorenzo de' Medici, Clarice Orsini.
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".
Actually, to the person who mentioned Clarise, there is a French version of Clarice, spelled Clarisse :)
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.
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.
Clarice is also used in Italian, alongside Clarissa. In fact, it was the name of Lorenzo de Medici's wife.
Also, some use the nickname Reese.
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).
Clarice Ordaz is an American dancer. She was in the top ten on season eight of "So You Think You Can Dance".
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.
I hate this name. It sounds too much like a name trying to sound classy and elegant. Nope.
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". 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!
Clarice is a great name. So classy, and it ages well.
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.
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.
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.
A lovely classy name - if I had another daughter I would call her Clarice.
Clarice Clift was an English potter and designed wonderful art deco pieces which are now collectors' items.
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.
Lauren Child writes these kids books called 'Clarice Bean' and she also does 'Charlie and Lola' etc.
Love this name! The only problem is everybody will say "Good evening, Clarice."
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).
I like this name and it rhymes with Paris.
Clarice as in "Clarice Starling" of the movies "Silence Of the Lambs" and "Hannibal".
The name Clarice sounds so pretty and feminine. And very "royal".

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