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Alyssa meaning and name origin
Alyssa \a-lyssa, al(ys)-sa\ as a girl's 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.
Alyssa has 14 variant forms: Alissa, Alisse, Allissa, Allyse, Allyssa, Alysa, Alyse, Alysse, Alyssia, Illissa, Ilyssa, Lissa, Lissie and Lyssa.
For more information, see also related names Alice, Alisa and Elissa.
Baby names that sound like Alyssa are Alessa, Alyss, Alysia, Alyssah, Elyssa and Ulyssa.
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Popularity of Alyssa
Alyssa is a very popular first name for women (#448 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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