The name Clarice is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "bright, clear". Clarice and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
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.