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 is a very popular first name for females (#448 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alyssa for girls. Alyssa reached its highest rank of #11 in the U.S. in 1999. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alyssa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alyssa (#76), Alice (#97), Alicia (#341), Alissa (#855), Alisa (#936), Lissa, Elissa, Lissie, Alysa, Allyssa, Alyse and Alyssia. (2014 statistics).
Alyssa▲ is also pronounced similarly to Alaisa, Aleesa, Alessa, Alessi, Alessia, Alissah, Allessa, Allisa, Allysa, Aloisa, Alyssah, Alyza, Ellyssa, Elysa, Elyssa▼, Elyssia, Ilissa, Illyssa, Ilysa, Ulissa and Ulyssa. Other suggested similar baby names are Alesha▼, Alesia, Alisha▼, Alisia, Allysia, Allyssha, Aloysia, Alycia▼, Alyosha, Alys, Alysha▼, Alysia▼, Alyss and Anyssa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alyssa.