Caitir f
Scottish: name derived from Gaelic Caitrìona (see CATRIONA (SEE Catriona)), by mis-analysis as Caitir Fhiona, the second element taken as meaning ‘of wine’. This name has sometimes been Anglicized as CLARISSA (SEE Clarissa).

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  • Clarissa — f English: Latinate form of CLARICE (SEE Clarice) occasionally found in medieval documents. It was revived by Samuel Richardson as the name of the central character in his novel Clarissa (1748). Cognate: Spanish: Clarisa. See also CAITIR (SEE… …   First names dictionary

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