What does Alessa mean?
Alessa [alessa] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Alessa is "defender". Alessa is a variant form of Alessandra (Greek): Italian and Spanish transcription of Alexandra. Alessa is also a variant of Alexis (Greek): originally a boy's name.
Alessa has 1 variant: Alessi.Creative forms:
(female) Alesai, Alesda, ..
(male) Alesac, Alesar, .. Middle name pairings:
Alessa Magdalena (A.M.), ..
How popular is Alessa?
Alessa is an unusual first name for females. Alessa is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Alessa entered the list in 2007 and reached its top rank of #1630 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Alessa (#1630 from recent data) are Alessandra (#276 from recent data), Alex (#1290), Alexa (#32), Alexi, Alexia (#318), Alexina, Alexis (#86), Alexus and Alexys. Adoption of these forms of Alessa reached its most widespread in 1999 (adoption of 2%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.9%, down 54.7%), with versions like Alexus becoming less trendy. Alexis has historically been preferred by parents, though Alexa has grown popular as well over time.
Alessa is pronounced similarly to Alaisa, Aleezah, Alicea, Alieza, Alisa▼, Alissa▼, Alissah, Aliza▲, Allisah, Allissa, Allysa, Aloisa, Alysa▼, Alyssah, Alyza, Eleisa, Elisa▲, Elissa, Ellissa, Elyssa, Elyssia, Illyssa, Ilyssa, Oleesa and Oleisa. Other suggested similar names are Aesha, Agnessa, Aiesha, Alea, Aleece, Aleecia, Aleena▲, Alegra, Aleida, Aleigha, Alenka, Alesha▼, Aleshia, Aleta, Aletha, Alexie, Aleyna, Alica, Alieshea (see Alicia), Alika, Alis, Alise, Alishia, Alisse, Allecia, Allexa, Allis, Alliss, Allyse, Allysia, Allyssha, Aloisia, Aloysia, Alysha▼, Alysia▼, Alyss, Amissa, Anessa, Anyssa, Arlissa, Ayeisa (see Aisha), Ayesha, Chessa, Dessa, Inessa, Jalessa, Nessa, Olesia, Tessa▲ and Tressa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alessa.See names in meaning and etymology.