What does Alissa mean?
Alissa [alis-sa] as a girls' name is of Old German, Hebrew and Greek origin, and Alissa means "noble, exalted; great happiness; rational". Alissa is an alternate spelling of Alice (Old German). Alissa is also a variation of Alicia (Old German). Alissa is also used as a derivative of Alisa (Hebrew), Alyssa (Greek) and Elissa. See also Julissa.
Alissa▼ has 25 variants: Alaisa, Aleceea, Aleesa, Aleeza, Alicea, Alisah, Alissah, Aliza▲, Allisah, Allissah, Allysah, Allysiah, Alyceea, Alysa▼, Alyssah, Alyssia, Elissia, Ellissa, Elysa, Elyssa, Elyssia, Ilissa, Ilysa, Ilysah and Ilyssa.
74 more alternative forms via Alice, Alicia, Alisa, Alyssa, Elissa: Adelisa, Ala, Alais, Alecia▼, Aleesha, Aleisha, Alesha▼, Aleshia, Alesia▼, Ali, Alica, Alicah, Alicen, Alidee, Alie, Alieshea, Alika, Alikah, Aliki, Alis, Alisan, Alisann, Alise, Alisha▼, Alishia, Alisia, Alison, Alisse, Alisson, Alisz, Alitia, Aliz, Alla, Alles, Alless, Allicea, Allicia, Allis, Allisa, Allison▲, Alliss, Allissa, Allisson▼, Allisun, Allsun, Allys, Allysa, Allyse, Allysia, Allyssa▼, Allyssha, Alycia▼, Alys, Alyse, Alysha▼, Alysia▼, Alyson, Alyss, Alysse, Elicia, Elisha▼, Elisia, Elisse, Ellsa, Elsa, Elysia, Elysse, Illissa, Illyssa, Ilysse, Leisha, Lissa, Lissy and Lyssa.Creative forms:
(female) Alaci, Alisya, ..
(male) Alace, Alas, .. Middle name pairings:
Alissa Macey (A.M.), ..
How popular is Alissa?
Alissa is a very popular first name for females (#866 out of 4276, Top 20%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#150436 out of 150436, Top 100%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Alissa was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #243 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is currently at #942. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Ala, Alecia, Aleesha, Aleisha, Alesha, Aleshia, Alesia, Ali (#1278 from recent data), Alica, Alice (#87), Alicia (#365), Alisa (#1037), Alise, Alisha (#919), Alishia, Alisia, Alison (#338), Alisson (#915), Aliza (#675), Alla, Allison (#39), Allissa, Allisson, Allysa, Allyssa, Alycia, Alys, Alysa, Alyse (#1689), Alysha, Alysia, Alyson (#678), Alyssa (#93), Alysse, Alyssia, Elicia, Elisha (#1732), Elissa (#1395), Elsa (#487), Elysia (#1988), Elyssa (#1925), Julissa (#548), Leisha, Lissa and Lyssa are the popular alternative forms of Alissa (#942 from recent data). Other forms, like Alisz, are uncommon. These forms of Alissa reached the top of their popularity in the year 1998 (usage of 2.43%) and are now much less popular (usage 1.2%, down 51%), with forms such as Alesia becoming less stylish. Aliza and Allison are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these.
Alissa▼ is pronounced similarly to Alessa, Alessi, Alessia, Alieza, Aliezah, Alizah, Allessa, Aloisa, Alyza, Eleisa, Elisa▲, Elisah, Elisee, Eliza▲, Ellyssa, Eloisa, Ilisa, Oleesa, Oleisa, Olisa, Ulissa and Ulyssa. Other recommended names are Abisha, Aeisha, Ailis, Ailish, Ailsa, Aisha▲, Alaysia, Alease, Aleigha, Aleka, Alexa▲, Alexia, Aliana▲, Alidia, Aliena, Alima, Alina▲, Alinda, Aliosha, Alita, Alivia▲, Alix, Aliya, Alize▼, Aloise, Aloisia, Aloysia, Alyosha, Amisa, Amissa, Analissa, Anessa, Anisa, Anissa▼, Annissa, Arista, Arliss, Arlissa, Assa, Ayisha, Blisse, Brissa, Crissa, Delissa, Elssa, Jalissa, Jolissa, Kalissa, Malissa▼, Melissa▼, Nissa, Odissa and Raissa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alissa.See names in meaning and etymology.