What does Alyssa mean?
Alyssa \a-lyssa, al(ys)-sa\ 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.
Alyssa has 28 more alternative forms via Alicia: Alecia▼, Aleecia, Aleesa, Aleesha, Aleeza, Aleisha, Alesha▼, Aleshia, Alesia, Alica, Alieshea, Alisa▼, Alisha▼, Alishia, Alisia, Allicia, Allysa, Allyssha, Alycia▼, Alysha▼, Alysia▼, Elicia, Elisha▼, Lecia, Leisha, Lesha, Lesia and Licia.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Alyssa for girls. 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 #76. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alecia, Alesha, Alesia, Alica, Alice (#97 the previous year), Alicia (#341), Alisa (#936), Alisha (#895), Alissa (#855), Allyssa, Alycia, Alysa, Alyse, Alysha, Alysia, Alyssia, Elisha, Elissa, Lesia, Lissa and Lissie are the prominent related forms of Alyssa (#76 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread in the year 1990 (usage of 0.361%) and is now much less (usage 0.1273%, down 64.7%), with versions like Alisha, Alissa, Alysia, Elisha and Lissie becoming somewhat outmoded. Alice (#97), Alicia (#341) and Alyssa (#76) are three of the more trendy girl names here, and there is also a revival in baby name popularity for Alice. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alyssa and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alyssa is alike in pronunciation to Alaisa, Alessa, Alessi, Alessia, Alissah, Allessa, Allisa, Aloisa, Alyssah, Alyza, Ellyssa, Elysa, Elyssa▼, Elyssia, Ilissa, Illyssa, Ilysa, Ulissa and Ulyssa. Other recommended similar baby names are Alaysia, Allysia, Aloysia, Alyosha, Alys, Alyss and Anyssa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alyssa.