US Popularity:1958
Meaning:bright, famous
It's no wonder Clarissa could explain it all, what with its meaning of "bright." This girl's name can also mean "famous" and comes from the Latin name Clara. Originally, it was used to denote a nun from the Order of St. Clare, and took St. Clare's given name, Clara, and added the -issa suffix. Your daughter will find this name across books, television, and movies, including in main character Clary, or Clarissa, Fray in The Mortal Instruments. You'll also find the anglicized form, Clarice, in The Silence of the Lambs with protagonist and FBI agent Clarice Starling.

Clarissa Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Clarissa is currently #2219 on The Bump
Girl:Clarissa is currently #975 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Clarissa is currently #1958 in U.S. births
Girl:Clarissa is currently #756 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 187
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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