Bright, shining and gentle, famous.
Name Origin: French
Name Gender: Female
fem. appropriate name, frequently a diminutive of Clara and its family relations. Also, "a nun associated with the order of St. Clare" (1790s); the Franciscan purchase also referred to as poor people Clares (c.1600).
His last work, Clarisse (1854), a novel, was written when he was eighty-five.