Clarissa Meaning and Origin

Clarissa is a girl’s name meaning “bright, clear” and is of German origin. Derived from Latin origin, which means “bright”, “clear” or “famous”. It is derived from the Latin word “clarus”, which has the same meaning. Clarissa is a name that has been used since the 17th century and has been popular in many English-speaking countries. It was particularly popular in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The name has also been used in literature, most notably in the novel “Clarissa” by Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. The novel tells the story of a virtuous young woman named Clarissa Harlowe, who is forced into an arranged marriage and ultimately meets a tragic end. Variations of the name Clarissa include Clara, Clarice, and Claire. Some famous people with the name Clarissa include the American actress Clarissa Burt and the British novelist Clarissa Eden.

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