Medieval form of Clarita, a derivative of Clara
"bright, clear"

Clarice Origin and Meaning

The name Clarice is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "bright, clear".
If you’re a fan of the annual animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, you’ll recognize the name of Rudolph’s beautiful doe sweetheart, pronounced cla-REES—uncomfortably close to the Silence of the Lambs pronunciation. Clarice was the name of the wife of Lorenzo de' Medici, and Clarice Cliff was a famed British ceramics artist. Though a Top 300 name from 1906 to 1934, modern parents might prefer the more delicate Clarissa.

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Famous People Named Clarice

  • Chaya Pinkhasovna "Clarice" LispectorBrazilian novelist
  • Clarice Orsiniwife of Lorenzo de' Medici; mother of Pope Leo X
  • Clarice CliffEnglish ceramic artist (pronounced CLAIRE,iss)
  • Clarice TaylorAmerican actress
  • Clarice AssadBrazilian classical and jazz musician
  • Ariana Clarice RichardsAmerican actress

Clarice in Pop Culture

  • Clarice Starlingmain character in book/film "The Silence of the Lambs"
  • Claricereindeer in animated special "Rudolph the Red,Nosed Reindeer"
  • Lady Claricecharacter in anime film "The Castle of Cagliostro"
  • Clarice Willowcharacter on TV's "Caprica"
  • Clarice Beanmain character in the children's book series by Lauren Child
  • Clarice Crowcharacter on TV's "The Worst Witch"
  • Clarice Honeywill Heimanncharacter in "The Marsden Case" by Ford Madox Ford
  • Clarice Kensingtoncharacter in film "It Takes Two"
  • Clarice Ewingcharacter on American soap "Another World"
  • Clarice Ferguson aka Blinkcharacter in X,Men comics
  • Mrs. Clarice Thackerycook on TV's "Upstairs, Downstairs," pronounced CLAIRE,iss