Clarissa

Clarissa - A very unique female name



  Apr 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Clarissa, meaning bright, clear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #874. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Clarissa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Clarissa? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Clarissa. The baby girl name Clarissa was given to 377 baby girls in 2012, ranking #663 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,749 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Clarissa peaked in popularity 25 years ago in 1994 on position 237.



Famous with this name

Clarissa Müller
Clarissa Selwynne
Clarissa Schröter


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Clarissa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Clarissa is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #311 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #1,218.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Clarissa is where you live.


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Clarissa origin and meaning

Clarissa is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means bright, clear. To see famous people named Clarissa, pop culture references for the name Clarissa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Clarissa

We've found the following names that sound similar to Clarissa, sorted by popularity.

Clarice / Clarisa / Clarisse / Clarise / Claris / Clariza / Claryssa / Clarke / Clariece / Clorissa /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012663
2011626
2010554
2009629
2008563
2007500
2006480
2005423
2004370
2003373
2002349
2001329
2000326
1999317
1998304
1997265
1996241
1995238
1994237
1993255
1992241
1991306
1990314
1989326
1988317
1987345
1986312
1985367
1984363
1983366
1982419
1981414
1980488
1979481
1978515
1977542
1976485
1975486
1974550
1973542
1972559
1971561
1970557
1969601
1968603
1967677
1966647
1965681
1964601
1963711
1962663
1961678
1960703
1959789
1958798
1957773
1956770
1955765
1954924
1953815
1952927
1951914
1950967
1949993
19481078
1947869
19461118
19451480
19441165
19431001
19421303
19411249
19401202
19391224
19361123
19351069
19341200
19331600
19321276
19311140
19301471
19291026
19281340
19271121
19261084
1925956
19241496
19231072
1922984
1921931
19201136
1919893
19181025
1917959
1916954
19151626
19141041
19131198
1912969
1911960
1910874

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California311
Texas369
Arizona463
Nevada479
Utah549
Washington596
Maryland643
New York646
Oklahoma704
Colorado714
New Jersey758
Florida810
Pennsylvania853
Ohio935
Illinois995
Indiana1042
North Carolina1218

Even more about Clarissa


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Clarissa a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Clarissa?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1994
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Clarissa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,749
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +377

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