Back to Back
Naming Your Baby Has Never Been This Fun
  1. Pick 5 favorite names for your BellyBallot
  2. Invite friends & family to vote. More votes = cool prizes!
  3. Announce your final choice on Facebook & Twitter!
Get Started
xClarissa
Origin
Latin
Pronunciation
klə-RIS-ə
Meaning
Bright and clear
More info about the name "Clarissa"
More Info

Clarissa is a variant of Clarice, a medieval form of Clara. Clara originates in Latin language and means "bright and clear". It is the feminine form of Clarus. Clara is a more modern spelling, formerly the spelling Clare was more frequent. Clare was the name of several saints, the most prominent being Clare of Assisi, the founder of the Poor Clares order.

Popularity of the Name Clarissa
Also Spelled Like...

Clarisa

add a name
Famous Clarissas

Clarissa Childs - professional golfer
Clarissa Watson - writer
Clarissa Wright - published author

Do you like the name Clarissa?
Discussion on the name Clarissa