Meaning and name origin
Alysa \a-ly-sa\ as a girl's name is of Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Alysa is "noble, exalted; rational". Alysa is a variant of Alice (Old German): variant of the Old French name Adeliz, from Adelaide. Also a variant of Alicia (Old German): modern Latinate form of Alice. Alysa is also used as a variant of Alyssa (Greek).
Alysa is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3587 out of 4276, Top 84%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alysa for girls. Alysa reached its highest rank of #736 in the U.S. in 2001. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alysa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alyssa (#76), Alice (#97), Alicia (#341), Alissa (#855), Alisa (#936), Elissa, Alyssia and Alysa. (2014 statistics).
Alysa▼ is also pronounced similarly to Alessa, Aliza, Allisa, Allysa, Allysah, Allyssa▼, Aloisa, Alyssah, Alyza, Elisa▲, Elysa, Elyssa▼, Elyza, Ilisa, Olisa and Ulyssa. Other suggested similar baby names are Ailsa, Aleka, Alesha▼, Alesia, Alexa▲, Alica, Alika, Alis, Alise, Alisha▼, Alisia, Alisz, Allys, Allyse, Allysia, Aloysia, Alya, Alyce▼, Alycia▼, Alyda, Alyna, Alyosha, Alys, Alysan, Alyse, Alysha▼, Alysia▼, Alyss, Alysse and Alyx. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alysa.