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Alyssa

What does Alyssa mean?

Alyssa Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, bright (light), yellow (golden), flower.

Variations

Alyssa has 14 variants: Alissa, Alisse, Allissa, Allyse, Allyssa, Alysa, Alyse, Alysse, Alyssia, Illissa, Ilyssa, Lissa, Lissie and Lyssa.

Related girl names: Alice, Alisa and Elissa.

Alyssa has 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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alyssa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alyssa outside U.S.

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%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alyssa, Alecia, Aleesha, Aleisha, Alesha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aleshia, Alesia, Alice, Alicia, Alisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alisha, Alishia, Alisia, Alissa, Allissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allysa, Allyssa, Alycia, Alysa, Alyse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alysha, Alysia, Alysse, Alyssia, Elisha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elissa, Lissa, Lissie, Lyssa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alyssa, Alica, Alice, Alicia, Alisha outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.


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