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Alissa

What does Alissa mean?

Alissa Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, noble, exalted, great, happiness (joy).

Variations

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alissa name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alissa, Ala, Alecia, Aleesha, Aleisha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alesha, Aleshia, Alesia, Ali, Alice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alicia, Alisa, Alise, Alisha, Alishia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alisia, Alison, Alisson, Aliza, Alla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allison, Allissa, Allisson, Allysa, Allyssa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alycia, Alys, Alysa, Alyse, Alysha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alysia, Alyson, Alyssa, Alysse, Alyssia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elicia, Elisha, Elissa, Elsa, Elysia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elyssa, Julissa, Leisha, Lissa, Lyssa in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Allison, Alyssa, Elsa outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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