What does Alyssa mean?
Alyssa [alyssa] as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LISS-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alyssa is "rational". Also the name of a bright yellow flower, alyssum. Also variant of Alicia. Actress Alyssa Milano.
19 more alternative forms via Alicia: Alecia▼, Aleesa, Aleesha, Aleeza, Aleisha, Alesha▼, Aleshia, Alesia▼, Alica, Alisa▼, Alisha▼, Alishia, Alisia, Allysa, Allyssha, Alycia▼, Alysha▼, Alysia▼ and Elisha▼.Creative forms:
(female) Alsa, Alysda, ..
(male) Alysau, Alysta, .. Middle name pairings:
Alyssa Deborah (A.D.), ..
How popular is Alyssa?
Alyssa is a very prominent first name for women (#448 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Alyssa was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #11 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #93. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Alecia, Aleesha, Aleisha, Alesha, Aleshia, Alesia, Alica, Alice (#87 the previous year), Alicia (#365), Alisa (#1037), Alisha (#919), Alishia, Alisia, Alissa (#942), Allissa, Allysa, Allyssa, Alycia, Alysa, Alyse (#1689), Alysha, Alysia, Alysse, Alyssia, Elisha (#1732), Elissa (#1395), Lissa, Lissie and Lyssa are the prominent related forms of Alyssa (#93 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Aleesa, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Alyssa reached its most widespread in the 1880s (median #1851) and is now much diminished (#1675, down 73.5%).
Alyssa▼ is alike in pronunciation to Alaisa, Alessi, Alicea, Alisah, Alissah, Aliza▲, Allessa, Allisah, Allysah, Allysiah, Alyceea, Alyza, Elissia, Ellissa, Eloisa, Elysa, Elyssa, Elyza, Ilisa, Illyssa, Ilysa, Ilysah, Oleesa, Oleisa and Ulyssa. Other recommended names are Ailsa, Alaqua, Alease, Aleeysia, Aleka, Alesta, Alexa▲, Alexea, Alexia, Alika, Alis, Alise, Alista, Alisz, Alles, Alless, Allexa, Allis, Alliss, Allysia, Aloise, Aloisia, Alonsa, Aloysia, Alya, Alyce▼, Alyda, Alyna, Alyona, Alyosha, Alys, Alyson, Alyss, Alyvia▲, Alyx, Amissa, Anessa, Anysia, Anyssa, Arlissa, Arlyss, Ayisa, Aysha, Bryssa, Delyssa, Elysia, Elysse, Ilysse, Julyssa and Odyssa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alyssa.