Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. klə-RIS-ə(English)

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

Other Languages & CulturesClarisse(French) Claritia(Late Roman) Clarisa(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Entry updated November 16, 2019