What does Alyssa mean?
Alyssa /alys-sa/ [3 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Alsa, Alysda, Alysla. [more]
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. 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. Variants like Aleeza are seldom used. 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.