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Meaning of Clarice

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The name Clarice has the following meaning:

A famous woman. A variant of Clara or Claire, it's popularity peaked in the 20th century. The name "Clarissa" is the Latinized version of Clarice.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Clarice is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Clarice in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Clarice is pronounced as kleh-rees


Clarice originates from the French language.

See other suggested French girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Clarice and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Clarice: Boys - Audo, Clark, Dax, Luis, Mortimer, Girls - Amber, Mavis, Oda, Both genders - Jean


Popular Variants for the name Clarice: Claressa, Claresta, Claris, Clarisa, Clarise, Clariss, Clarissa (Portuguese), Clarisse, Claryce, Clarysa, Clerissa, Clerisse, Cleryce


Common nicknames for the name Clarice are: Claire


We think the name Clarice should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Clarice to be: A smart and attractive woman

In one word, you might describe Clarice as a(n) "smart" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Clarice (or its variants) are:

Clarice M. Strarling, born on 23 December, a famous famous character. Clarice M. Strarling's background: Fictional character in the novels The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal by Thomas Harris. In the two films adapted from the novels, Clarice is played by both Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore respectively. She is the main character who forms a relationship with the subject of the books, cannibalistic Hannibal, who is serial killer.
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