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What Does The Name Clarissa Mean?

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Clarissa is a feminine name that is derived from the German name Clarice, with Clarice being derived from the Latin word Clarus, which means bright, clear, or famous. Clarissa also has a Greek origin, meaning brilliant. Clarissa is now considered to be an English, Italian, and Portuguese name.
Below are the bios of some famous people with the name Clarissa:

Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright was born on the 28th June 1947. She is an English celebrity chef, television personality, businesswoman and was formerly a barrister. She is best known as one half, along with Jennifer Paterson, of the Two Fat Ladies. Having trained as a lawyer, Dickson Wright is the youngest woman ever to be called to the Bar.

Anne Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon was born on the 28th June 1920. She is the widow of Sir Anthony Eden, who was the 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977). He was also the British Prime Minister from 1955-1957. She married Sir Anthony Eden in 1952, becoming Lady Eden in 1954 when he was made a Knight of the Garter and Countess of Avon in 1961 on his elevation to the peerage. Her memoir, sub-titled From Churchill to Eden, was published in 2007 under the name of Clarissa Eden.

Clarissa Davis was born on the 4th June 1967 in San Antonio, Texas. She is former Texas women's basketball All-American. She is a National Player of the Year, Olympian and pro standout, and was inducted into The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in April 2006. She was one of six inductees in the Class of 2006, which features four former players and two coaches. Davis played under Coach Mike Floyd at John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas before playing at the University of Texas. She also played basketball in Europe with Galatasaray Istanbul and Fenerbahe Istanbul in Turkey and won Turkish Championships for both of these rival clubs.
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The name Clarissa is a feminine name and is Italian. It also has a Latin origin and means 'illustrious' in Latin. This name Clarissa has a variant in Spanish. It is Clarisa. The other variants are Clarisse (French variant), Clarice (English variant) and Claritia. Clarinda, Clarivel, Clarette, and Claretta are some names related to Clarissa. The boy names Clare and Clarimond are related to Clarissa.

All the English, French and Italian variants of this name give only one meaning and that is 'fame'. Names do influence the personality of an individual. Hence, if you know a girl by the name Clarissa you can think of fame. This person might become popular in her youth and may have a clear thinking. In Latin, Clarissa could also mean 'clear'.
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In 1748, author Samuel Richardson published a novel, Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady. This title is also used in a different form, Clarissa Harlowe, or the History of a Young Lady. Clarissa is the longest novel in English literature. Its first edition has 969,000 words. In 1991, the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) used this novel to make a television series. Actor Sean Bean played the main lead in this series.

Clarissa Harlowe is the main character of the novel and is portrayed as a beautiful and extremely virtuous lady. Her family grows to be wealthy and is concerned with achieving titles and estates. She is forced to marry a wealthy man who is merciless. Clarissa does not consider this to be appropriate and runs away with an acquaintance, Lovelace. In the later part of the novel she is raped by Lovelace and eventually dies of illness.
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I'm not totally sure what the name Clarissa means but it must be what everybody is saying. My name is also Clarissa. Ive been told that I am very beautiful and I like to think that I hink clear at times. I can be a bit crazy at times too. Lol.
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My name is Clarissa and a lot of people say that I'm beautiful. And I got my name from the tv show Clarissa Explains it All. My cousin picked it out. And I tried out to be in a commercial and to go to acting school and they actually chose me :) so I do think that the meaning is right. Clarissa means beautiful and fame. I don't know about the 'clear' thing. But I like that too lol
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My name is Clarissa, too! I know no one else by that name, so all the Clarissa's on this page - I am glad I am your name-sistahs!
I actually have stage fright - lol
the clear thing is cool and sorta makes sense ... Brilliant? Not so much
I am crazy, though - whoever said that - lol
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My name is also clarissa and I think I am clearly brilliant too!
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I heard from my daddy that it meant Beautiful.
My name is Clarissa and everybody calls me Claire which means clear
He always says 'My daughter is clearly beautiful' and thinks he's funny.
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I date a clarissa and the only think clarissa can mean is crazy...... Crazy.....crazy
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My name is clarissa and I got it from the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  My  daddy thought the name was pretty so I am clarissa
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It means many things in life I got my name from a show clarissa explains it all they thought the name was real cute but clarissa really means beautiful and clear so I'm clearly beautiful
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My name is clarissa and my dad actually thought of that name even though he never heard it before. And the 1 that said he dates a clarissa what is your name because I got a boyfriend and all my friends say that I`m crazy lol !
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My name is clarissa :) and I wuz origanally going to be names malissa but my mom decided to combine her name (CLAudia) and mine to make CLArissa :D and I looked my name up in a baby name book and it said it means brilliant
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My name is clarissa and I'm am a upcoming acterss so fame is one I'm a very beautiful 2 and all my friends come to me for edvice cause my head is clear and I think well wow the name really does suit the person!
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The name Clairissa ( notice the spelling) means most beautiful, most wanted, in concordance with what everyone else has said. I agree too and my name is Clairissa..lurvvv yew name buddies! Xoxo ;))
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My name is Clarissa and I got my name from Clarissa Explains It All. I have been often told tht I was beutiful, I love being in the spotlight,and I'm a brillant perons (sometimes,I'm a blonde :P) I don't no a lot of Clarissa's the odd thing is my worst ememy is named Clarissa too-lol
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My name is clarissa so I think it means when someone says clarissa it means they must want something

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