Clarice Name Meaning & Origin

Clarice

Pronunciation: kla-REES (key)

Origin of the name Clarice:

Elaboration of Clara, a name derived from the Latin clārus (bright, clear, famous).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Clarice Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Clarice? What are her siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Clarice

Contribute your knowledge to the name Clarice

Comments and insights on the name Clarice: | Edit

Pronounced kla-REES or KLA-riss

Personal experiences with the name Clarice: | Edit

I grew up with a girl named Clarice. She was fairly secretive about her true name though. Almost everyone she knew thought her given name was Clare.

Nicknames for Clarice: | Edit

Reese (spelled Rice), Claire, Clara, Cris

Meanings and history of the name Clarice: | Edit
Share what you know!
Famous real-life people named Clarice: | Edit
Share what you know!
Clarice in song, story & screen: | Edit

Clarice Bean Friday - Title Character of the Series by Lauren Child
Clarice Starling, detective lead character in the novel and film, "Silence of the Lambs", played by Jodie Foster in the film.
Clarice Groan, twin sister of Cora Groan, in Mervyn Peake's masterpiece trilogy: Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone.
Queen Clarice, character in the "Princess Diaries" book series
Clarice Ferguson, Blink from X-Force comics
Clarise, babysitter to Jonah Baldwin in "Sleepless in Seattle," 1993
Clarice, the girl reindeer in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," film, 1964

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
68
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

74
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

64
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

65
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

60
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

57
No Way
Definitely

Young?

66
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?