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What does Alisa mean?

Alisa \a-li-sa\ as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LEE-sah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Alisa is "great happiness". Also a variant of Alicia.


Alisa has 13 variants: Alisah, Alise, Alissa, Alissah, Aliza, Allisa, Allisah, Allissa, Allissah, Allysa, Allysah, Alyssa and Alyssah.

For more information, see also the related girl name Alice.

Alisa has 28 more related forms via Alicia: Alecia, Aleecia, Aleesa, Aleesha, Aleeza, Aleisha, Alesha, Aleshia, Alesia, Alica, Alieshea, Alisha, Alishia, Alisia, Allicia, Allyssha, Alycia, Alysa, Alysha, Alysia, Alyssia, Elicia, Elisha, Lecia, Leisha, Lesha, Lesia and Licia.


Alisa is a very popular first name for women (#603 out of 4276, Top 14%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#125639 out of 150436, Top 84%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Alisa for girls. Alisa was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #334 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #936 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alisa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alisa outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Alisa and related names. Popular related forms of Alisa (#936 a year ago) are Alecia, Alesha, Alesia, Alica, Alice (#97 a year ago), Alicia (#341), Alisha (#895), Alissa (#855), Aliza (#818), Alycia, Alysa, Alysha, Alysia, Alyssa (#76), Alyssia, Elisha and Lesia. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in the year 1990 (usage of 0.4006%) and is now much less (usage 0.1657%, down 58.6%), with forms like Alisha, Alissa, Alysa, Alysha and Alysia becoming somewhat outmoded. Alice (#97), Alicia (#341) and Alyssa (#76) are three of the more chic names for newborns here, and there is a resurgence in birth name usage for Alice. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alecia, Alesha, Alesia, Alice, Alicia, Alisa, Alisha, Alissa, Aliza, Alycia in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alysa, Alysha, Alysia, Alyssa, Alyssia, Elisha, Lesia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alica, Alice, Alicia, Alisha, Alyssa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alisa is pronounced similarly to Alaisa, Alessa, Alicea, Alieza, Alizah, Aloisa, Alyza, Eleisa, Elisa, Elisah, Elissa, Eliza, Eloisa, Elysa, Ilisa, Ilissa, Ilysa, Oleisa, Olisa and Ulissa. Other suggested similar baby names are Ailis, Ailish, Ailsa, Alais, Aleka, Alexa, Alia, Alicah, Alida, Alika, Alikah, Aliki, Alima, Alina, Aliosha, Alis, Alisan, Alisse, Alista, Alisz, Alita, Alix, Aliya, Aliz, Alize, Allis, Alliss, Aloise, Aloisia, Alys, Alyse, Alyss, Amisa, Anisa and Ayisa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alisa.