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Origin of the name CLARISSA.
Etymology of the name CLARISSA.
Meaning of the baby name CLARISSA.


CLARISSA.  A diminutive form of Latin Clara ("bright, clear" or "famous"), meaning "she does famously."  The Italians have Clarice (q.v.).  Usage: America, England, Italy. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage: America, Australia, England, Germany, Great Britain, Italy.
    Clarissa Dickson Wright, an English celebrity chef and former barrister.  Clarissa Pinkola, an American poet and Jungian psychoanalyst.  Clarissa Claretti, an Italian hammer thrower.  Clarissa von Anstetten, a fictional character in the German soap opera Verbotene Liebe. (Wiki)

... Some fictional Clarissas:  Samuel Richardson's great novel The History of Clarissa Harlowe; Clarissa in The Suspicious Husband by Dr. Hoadley; Clarissa in The Confederacy by Sir John Vanbrugh; Clarissa in All in the Wrong by A. Murphy. (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905).


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