[ 3 syll. cla-ris-sa, cl-ari-ssa ] The baby girl name Clarissa is pronounced in English as KLahRIHSah †. Clarissa is mainly used in the English, German, and Italian languages. It is of Latin origin. Clarissa is a variant form of the English name Clare. See also the related form, the English and Greek Charissa.
Clarissa is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name rose in popularity from the 1940s up to the 1990s. Its usage peaked modestly in 1995 with 0.062% of baby girls being given the name Clarissa. It had a ranking of #239 then. The baby name has experienced a fall in frequency since then. In 2012, its usage was 0.023% and its ranking #632, but it was nonetheless the most popular among all girl names in its family. In 2012, Clarissa was 19% more popular than the next ranked name, Clare.
Baby names that sound like Clarissa include Chlorissa, Clairisa, Clairissa, Claraissa, Clarisa (Spanish), Clarizza (English), Klarika (Hungarian and Slavic), Klarise, Klarissa (German and Latinized), Klárisza (Hungarian), Chloris (English), Chloriss, Chlorys, Chloryss, Clairisse, Clarice (English and French), Clarisse (English and French), Cloris (English), Clorise, and Clorys.
† Pronunciation for Clarissa: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"