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Origin of the name CLARISSE.
Etymology of the name CLARISSE.
Meaning of the baby name CLARISSE.

  

CLARISSE.  French Arthurian legend name of the sister of Gauvain.  She is also known by the name Clarissant, which see.  It is a form of Italian Clarice (q.v.), meaning "she does famously." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage: Brazil, France.
    Clarisse Bader (d. 1902), was a French writer.  Clarisse Leite (d. 2003), was a Brazilian composer, music teacher and pianist. (Wiki)

... To overcome the final scruples of the credulous girl, he talks of his ardent love, declares how wretched he is, and goes through the comedy of an intended suicide.  "Il dira qu'il se tue... Mais Clarisse aime mieux le sauver et mourir."  At last, believing in the sincerity of the love he manifests for her, she ends by giving way. (Passion & Criminality in France: a Legal & Literary Study, Proal, 1901)

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