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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Clarissa
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Clarissa in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Clarissa:
Records indicate that 35,694 girls in the United States have been named Clarissa since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1995, when 1,198 people in the U.S. were given the name Clarissa. Those people are now 21 years old.
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Comments about the name Clarissa
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13 Positive Comments
"My name is Clarissa, my friends call me Clary and I'm from Brasil, sometimes people spell it wrong but not often. I didn't really like my name until not long ago, but now I kinda like it, but I think it's a bit to girly for me." Aug. 1, 2016:
"It's nice to have a less common name. My nickname is "Riss" or "Rissa"
They say it was my grandmothers middle name but I've never been able to confirm that.
I wish I had a daughter to give the name to. Maybe I will get a Clarissa granddaughter someday!" May. 3, 2016:
"Me again! I seriously love my name oh my whole name is Clarissa Zarco and i am proud and it's good because i am the only person in my school who is named Clarissa so cool! Anyway people spell it like clarrisa or clarisa which i hate that and my mom gives me embarrasing nicknames like flaca which is skinny, yayi,and claro but who cares! Clarissa's rule!" May. 14, 2015:
"My name is Clarissa and at first Ithought it was unique but now I understood that if wasn't still I AM PROUD OF MY NAME evento though my relativos give me emmbarrasing nicknames" Apr. 11, 2015:
"I love my name, as it's unique rare and unusual. It makes me happy when the young ones try to say my name but it turns into "Cwissa" it's cute but annoying as my friends do that to tease me.
However it annoys me when they spell it with 2'rs and one s. I been living with my name for 17 years and i will keep my name proudly" Jan. 2, 2014:
"My name is clarissa and i think the name is bautiful" Apr. 7, 2013:
"I always loved that I'm not the 50th Sue or Jane or Samantha in my school. Clarissa is a magnificent name, especially for those who crave being unique! I get MANY compliments on how classy and original my name sounds to them. It definately makes up for the fact that no one can spell it... Oh! If you're thinking about this name for a little girl, she may hate you for it until she grows up. My youth was full of odd nicknames like "Issa", "Clorina", "Crsta", and "Coosisa". It drove me bonkers." Oct. 12, 2010:
"i love it!! and im from Peru!! loveee my name and also the meaning means famous!! haha xxxx to all clarissas around the world" Jun. 19, 2010:
"I adore my name and all of my friends tell me how much they love my name! My best friend is called Marissa and when she was little she called me Cla-Marissa because she was only a baby and got confused because they sound similar. I hate it when people spell my name with two 'r's and only one 's' or vise versa. I don't have a nickname but a few friends call me Clari, which I don't mind as long as it doesn't catch on!" Feb. 5, 2009:
"I LOVE MY NAME. It has a classy tone to it. People would always compliment me how lucky i am to have this name. Plus theres loads of nicknames for this, like clara, claire, clarice/claris, rissa, isa, carrie, etc. But im always called Clarissa. I love my name. :)" Jul. 31, 2008:
"My name is close but a bit different. Mine is spelt Clarizza. I enjoy the nicknames more than my actual name though, mainly because I get all the "wow that is so different" and "how do you spell/pronounce that?" I just find it irratating. My nicknames are Riz, Rizzo, Rizzles, Ricola, Ritz etc...I usually just go by Riz." Jun. 18, 2008:
"To all Clarissas!
My name is Clarissa and i'm 12, i wasn't sure of the name before and i didnt know that is was actually english until i saw it on kids tv programmes and old fashioned films. Most of my friends nickname me Clarie and now i love my name :)" May. 29, 2008:
"This is my name and my nickname is Bissie (my sister). I adore my name!" Mar. 18, 2008:
13 Neutral Comments
"Omg this is my name too. I'm from Singapore and I didn't know anyone with this name until... last year? Love my name cause it's really pretty but tons of people pronounce it as Carissa or cla-ree-sah ugh highly annoying ): and they always spell it as clarrisa too. I wonder why though." Jul. 29, 2012:
"they spell it wrong all the time, its spelled clarissa. i love my name" Feb. 21, 2011:
"My siser is called Clarissa. She is the most tone-deaf girl I ever saw. But she's very sympathic and cute. She's still 8." Dec. 3, 2009:
"My name is called Clarissa and i love it as I find it very unique! But usually people which i got to know only mix up my name and spelled it as clarrisa or clarisa. So i alway have to correct them. Alot of people nick name sometimes as 'Claire' or 'Clari' cause my real name was too long. But still, i love my name no matter what! At first i thought Clarissa was not a very common name but now i found out that it is used by so many people world wide. I was so amazed!" Nov. 12, 2009:
"This is my name aswell but I spell it Klarissa, my mother thought it would be different to spell it with a Kay. I don't kind it, but the only nick names I have are Rissa and Klaris. Most people spell it Clarissa and it really annoys me and some people spell it Klarrissa or Klarisa." Apr. 6, 2009:
"my name is Clarissa and my nick name is also Rissa its a real unique and pretty name" Nov. 12, 2007:
"my name is Clarissa and my nick name is also Rissa its a real nique and pretty name" Nov. 12, 2007:
"my daughters name is clarissa and every one always seem to call her carissa. but a cool nick name we got for her when she was born was "Rissa"." Oct. 6, 2007:
"this is my name also...i can never find any good nick names! the only one i have is "cliss"" Sep. 14, 2007:
"My name is Sydney. My best friend name is Clarissa. I am eleven years old." Jun. 27, 2007:
"This is my name also. I actually have loadsa nicknames, which are, cally, claris, crissa, cris, clari, tissa, cliss and clarissa. i love my name its rare that i find someone with the same nme as me in the UK." Apr. 28, 2007:
"THis is my name but it is spelled with 2 r's AND 2 s's. People never spell m name right. annoying really. the closest nicname i have gotten was Clare. I guess its ok tho." Jan. 10, 2007:
"This is my name. It's okay, becuase I dont know anyone else who has the same name, but people are always pronouncing and spelling it wrong. Mostly they say 'Calarissa' instead of just 'Clarissa'. And ussually it is spelled with two r's and only one s by people who don't know me. Another thing is that there are literally NO nicknames for it that relate to my name. The closest I have found is 'Crissa' and 'Lissa'. I guess it's okay, though." Apr. 8, 2006:
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