Clarissa: baby girl name meaning and popularity


A variation of Clara or Claire, meaning "bright and clear." Kind of like your state of mind when little Clarissa wakes you up before dawn. Haha, totally kidding ... but not about the predawn part.


Clare, Clara, Clarie, Cris, Rissa.

Famous people named Clarissa:

Founder of the Red Cross, Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton; basketball player Clarissa Davis; TV journalist Clarissa Ward; America's Miss World 2017 Clarissa Bowers; Olympic wrestler Clarissa Chun; novelist Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie.

Fun fact:

Your darling Clarissa might like to watch (re-runs) of Clarissa Darling, the main character of the '90s sitcom "Clarissa Explains It All."

More Inspiration:

Captivating C Names For Baby Girls, Double The Fun: Girl Names With Double Letters,