What does Alysa mean?
Alysa \a-ly-sa\ as a girls' name. Alysa's roots are Old German and Greek, and the meaning of the name Alysa is "noble, exalted; rational". Alysa is a form of Alice (Old German). Alysa is also a form of Alicia (Old German). 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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. Usage of these girl names was at its peak in 1990 (usage of 0.4047%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.196%, down 51.6%), 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), and there is also a rekindling in baby name usage for Alice and Elsa. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alysa and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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.