What does Alysa mean?
Alysa \a-ly-sa\ as a girls' name has the meaning "noble, exalted; rational". Alysa is a form of Alice (Old German). Alysa is also a form of Alicia (Old German): modern Latinate form of Alice. Alysa is also used as a form of Alyssa (Greek).
Alysa▼ has 28 more related forms via Alice, Alicia, Alyssa: Ala, Alesha▼, Alesia, Alica, Alika, Alis, Alisan, Alise, Alisha▼, Alisia, Alisz, Alla, Allys, Allysa, Allyse, Allysia, Allyssa▼, Alyce▼, Alycia▼, Alys, Alyse, Alysha▼, Alysia▼, Alyson▲, Alyss, Alysse, Ellsa and Elsa▲.
Alysa is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3587 out of 4276, Top 84%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Alysa for girls. Alysa entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #736 in the U.S. in 2001, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alysa and related names. Alesha, Alesia, Alica, Alice (#97 a year ago), Alicia (#341), Alisa (#936), Alisha (#895), Alissa (#855), Allyssa, Alyce, Alycia, Alyse, Alysha, Alysia, Alyson (#595), Alyssa (#76), Alyssia, Elissa and Elsa (#286) are the prominent alternative forms of Alysa ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of this girl name was at its peak in the year 1990 and is now significantly less, with forms such as Alisha, Alissa, Alysha, Alysia and Elissa becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable birth names in this compilation are Alice (#97), Alicia (#341), Alyson (#595), Alyssa (#76) and Elsa (#286), with Alice and Elsa undergoing a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alysa▼ is pronounced similarly to Alessa, Aliza, Allisa, Allysah, Aloisa, Alyssah, Alyza, Elisa▲, Elysa, Elyssa▼, Elyza, Ilisa, Olisa and Ulyssa. Other recommended similar baby names are Ailsa, Alaysia, Aleka, Alexa▲, Aloysia, Alya, Alyda, Alyna, Alyosha, Alysan and Alyx. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alysa.