This was supposed to be my daughter's name, but she just didn't look like a Clarissa when she came out! Still, I think it's a nice name if you want something feminine but unusual for your daughter. It might be a good choice for someone who likes those "K" names but finds them nauseatingly popular.

Clarissa is probably a form of Claritia, a Medieval French dimunitive of Clara.
See Also: Clara

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