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Clarissa Name Meaning and Origin

Clarissa Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Bright, clear, famous

Name Origin


Clarissa is a Latin name meaning 'bright' or 'clear'. It is also associated with being famous or renowned. The name has a positive and uplifting connotation, symbolizing intelligence and a shining personality.

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Clarissa Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Clarissa is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow of syllables, making it pleasant to the ears.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Clarissa has a balanced rhythm with a melodic sound that rolls off the tongue effortlessly.

Famous People Named Clarissa

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Clarissa Pinkola Estés is a Jungian psychologist, author, and poet known for her book 'Women Who Run with the Wolves'. She is a renowned teacher and storyteller.

● Clarissa Ward

Clarissa Ward is a British-American journalist who is the chief international correspondent for CNN. She has reported from conflict zones around the world.

● Clarissa Explains It All (TV Show)

Clarissa Explains It All is a popular TV show from the 90s starring Melissa Joan Hart as the lead character, Clarissa Darling.

Clarissa Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Clarissa

The name Clarissa does not have strong negative associations. However, some may associate it with characters from literature or media who have negative traits. Overall, the name is widely accepted and does not usually evoke negative cultural symbols.

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