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Clarissa

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 10 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 17 17 0
1884 18 18 0
1885 11 11 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 17 17 0
1888 12 12 0
1889 20 20 0
1890 25 25 0
1891 18 18 0
1892 18 18 0
1893 18 18 0
1894 26 26 0
1895 22 22 0
1896 23 23 0
1897 22 22 0
1898 26 26 0
1899 23 23 0
1900 20 20 0
1901 33 33 0
1902 25 25 0
1903 21 21 0
1904 32 32 0
1905 15 15 0
1906 21 21 0
1907 28 28 0
1908 25 25 0
1909 32 32 0
1910 27 27 0
1911 36 36 0
1912 50 50 0
1913 38 38 0
1914 50 50 0
1915 68 68 0
1916 79 79 0
1917 86 86 0
1918 83 83 0
1919 79 79 0
1920 81 81 0
1921 78 78 0
1922 68 68 0
1923 67 67 0
1924 67 67 0
1925 68 68 0
1926 59 59 0
1927 62 62 0
1928 57 57 0
1929 56 56 0
1930 51 51 0
1931 54 54 0
1932 51 51 0
1933 49 49 0
1934 54 54 0
1935 46 46 0
1936 60 60 0
1937 40 40 0
1938 46 46 0
1939 60 60 0
1940 59 59 0
1941 61 61 0
1942 54 54 0
1943 62 62 0
1944 57 57 0
1945 54 54 0
1946 62 62 0
1947 97 97 0
1948 86 86 0
1949 88 88 0
1950 91 91 0
1951 99 99 0
1952 100 100 0
1953 134 134 0
1954 127 127 0
1955 158 158 0
1956 172 172 0
1957 182 182 0
1958 163 163 0
1959 178 178 0
1960 204 204 0
1961 236 236 0
1962 234 234 0
1963 211 211 0
1964 263 263 0
1965 200 200 0
1966 222 222 0
1967 217 217 0
1968 260 260 0
1969 276 276 0
1970 321 321 0
1971 327 327 0
1972 304 304 0
1973 304 304 0
1974 318 318 0
1975 378 378 0
1976 384 384 0
1977 350 350 0
1978 364 364 0
1979 422 422 0
1980 423 423 0
1981 524 524 0
1982 542 542 0
1983 622 622 0
1984 633 633 0
1985 640 634 6
1986 763 763 0
1987 697 697 0
1988 776 776 0
1989 764 759 5
1990 858 853 5
1991 909 909 0
1992 1,140 1,140 0
1993 1,074 1,074 0
1994 1,191 1,186 5
1995 1,201 1,201 0
1996 1,157 1,157 0
1997 1,091 1,091 0
1998 1,005 1,005 0
1999 975 975 0
2000 974 974 0
2001 951 951 0
2002 870 870 0
2003 807 807 0
2004 852 852 0
2005 737 737 0
2006 673 673 0
2007 644 644 0
2008 545 545 0
2009 499 499 0
2010 529 529 0
2011 479 479 0
2012 453 453 0
2013 393 393 0
2014 364 364 0
2015 403 403 0

Fun Facts about the name Clarissa

  • How many people with the first name Clarissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,413 babies born with the first name Clarissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clarissa to occupy the territory of Saint Martin (France) with an estimated population of 36,824 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clarissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Clarissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clarissa is Tuesday, March 19th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Clarissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clarissa was in 1995 with a total of 1,201 babies. That's a lot of babies named Clarissa!
  • Random Clarissa Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clarissa ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 65 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Clarissa: Your name in reverse order is Assiralc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ialrcssa. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Clarissa as a first name

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Common last names for Clarissa

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Scott
  • Jones
  • Clark
  • White
  • Anderson

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Clarissa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Clarissa as well as things modernly associated with the name Clarissa such as celebrities named Clarissa.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Clarissa

The name "Clarissa" is of Latin origin, and it means "Illustrious". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

A Latinate form of Clarice, from Latin Claritia, a fanciful medieval variant of Clara.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Clarissa

Clara Barton

Clara Barton was a nurse, humanitarian, founder, first president of the american red cross, nursing, and humanitarianism. Clara was given the name Clarissa Harlowe Barton on December 25th, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts. She breathed her last breath on April 12th, 1912.

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Clarissa Ward

Clarissa Ward is a journalist. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Clarissa was born Clarissa Ward on January 30th, 1980 in New York.

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Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright was a tv personality, celebrity chef, businesswoman, author, and barrister. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to 2014. Clarissa was born on June 24th, 1947 in St John's Wood. She passed away on March 15th, 2014.

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The Dowager Countess of Avon

The Dowager Countess of Avon is a Spouse of the Prime Ministerof the United Kingdom and Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The was given the name Clarissa Spencer-Churchill on June 28th, 1920 in Cromwell Road, Kensington, England.

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Clarissa Molina

Clarissa Molina is an important human. She holds the title Miss Dominican Republic Tourism International 2012, Miss Latina New Jersey USA 2013, Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2015, and (Winner). Clarissa was given the name Clarissa Molina Contrera on September 23rd, 1991 in Santiago Province (Dominican Republic).

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Clarissa Kaye

Clarissa Kaye was an actress. Clarissa was given the name Clarissa Knipe in 1931. Clarissa is also known as Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Kaye-Mason, and Clarissa. She died on July 21st, 1994.

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  • Hilo Hattie
    (singing)
  • Clarissa de' Medici
    (leading somebody)
  • Clarissa KML Chun
    (famous somebody)
  • Clarissa dos Santos
    (basketball player)
  • Clarissa S. Williams
    (noteworthy human)

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What does the name Clarissa mean?

Cis for casual, no pretension here.

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Ais for adaptable, whenever things change

Ris for relax, you know how!

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Sis for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

Sis for sensitive, another side shows.

Ais for altruism, the unselfish you.

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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