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What does Alyss mean?

Alyss Pronunciation of Alyss [alyss] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the name Alyss means "noble, exalted". Alyss is an alternate spelling of Alice (Old German).

Associated with: noble, exalted.


Alyss has 16 variants: Aleece, Alis, Alise, Aliz, Alleece, Alless, Allice, Allis, Alliss, Allyce, Allys, Allyse, Alyce, Alys, Alyse and Ilysse.

39 more related forms via Alice: Ala, Alais, Alaisa, Ali, Alica, Alie, Alika, Aliki, Alisa, Alisah, Alisan, Alisha, Alison, Alissa, Alisson, Alisz, Alla, Alles, Alli, Allie, Allissa, Allsun, Ally, Allysia, Allyson, Allyssa, Allysson, Alysa, Alysia, Alyson, Alyssa, Elissa, Ellsa, Elsa, Illyssa, Ilysa, Ilysah, Ilyssa and Lyssa.

Creative forms:
(female) Alsa, Alsah, ..

(male) Alas, Albas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alyss Mackenzie (A.M.), ..

How popular is Alyss?

Alyss is a rare first name for females. Alyss is an equivalently unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Ala, Ali (#1278 from recent data), Alica, Alice (#87), Alisa (#1037), Alise, Alisha (#919), Alison (#338), Alissa (#942), Alisson (#915), Alla, Alli, Allice, Allie (#255), Allissa, Ally (#869), Allyson (#359), Allyssa, Alyce, Alys, Alysa, Alyse (#1689), Alysia, Alyson (#678), Alyssa (#93), Elissa (#1395), Elsa (#487) and Lyssa are the popular related forms of Alyss (not ranked). Usage of these forms of Alyss was more pronounced among parents in the 1880s (adoption of 2.3%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.8%, 65.8%), with versions such as Alyssa becoming less in vogue. Allie is the most trendy baby name among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ala, Ali, Alice, Alisa, Alise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alisha, Alison, Alissa, Alisson, Alla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alli, Allice, Allie, Allissa, Ally in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allyson, Allyssa, Alyce, Alys, Alysa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alyse, Alysia, Alyson, Alyssa, Elissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elsa, Lyssa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alyss is pronounced similarly to Ailis, Alease, Alisse, Alize, Aloise, Alysse, Elis, Elise, Elisse, Ellis, Ellyse, Eloyse, Elyce, Elyse, Elysse, Ilise and Ilyse. Other suggested similar names are Aldis, Alessa, Alessi, Allysa, Alya, Alyda, Alyna, Alyne, Alysan, Alysha, Alyssah, Alyssia, Alyx, Alyza, Anyssa, Ardyss, Arliss, Arlys, Arlyse, Arlyss, Bliss, Blyss, Eryss, Floss and Holyss. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alyss.

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