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What does Elissa mean?

Elissa Pronunciation of Elissa [elis-sa] as a girls' name is pronounced eh-LIS-sah. Variant of Alice and Elizabeth. Greek mythology: another name for Dido, Queen of Carthage.

Associated with: greek, mythology, queen.


Elissa has 21 variants: Alissa, Allissa, Allyssa, Alyssa, Elisia, Elisse, Elissia, Ellissa, Elysa, Elyse, Elysia, Elyssa, Elysse, Elyssia, Ilissa, Ilysa, Ilyssa, Lissa, Lissie, Lissy and Lyssa.

Related girl name: Elise.

54 more related forms via Alice, Elizabeth: Alaisa, Alica, Alicea, Alicia, Alika, Alis, Alisa, Alisah, Alisan, Alise, Alisha, Alison, Alisson, Alisz, Alitia, Alliss, Alysa, Alysia, Alyss, Eilis, Eilish, Eleisa, Eliasaid, Eliesse, Elisa, Elisah, Elise, Eliz, Eliza, Elize, Elliza, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellyse, Ellyssa, Ellyza, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsee, Elsie, Elsy, Elyza, Elyzza, Illyssa, Ilsa, Ilysse, Leisa, Liesa, Lisa and Lissi.

Creative forms:
(female) Elisca, Elisna, ..

(male) Elisei, Elisra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elissa Eleanor (E.E.), ..

How popular is Elissa?

Elissa is a very prominent first name for females (#1212 out of 4276, Top 28%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Elissa was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #602 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #1395 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Alica, Alice (#87 from current records), Alicia (#365), Alisa (#1037), Alise, Alisha (#919), Alison (#338), Alissa (#942), Alisson (#915), Allissa, Allyssa, Alysa, Alysia, Alyssa (#93), Elisa (#486), Elise (#174), Eliza (#175), Elizabeth (#13), Elsa (#487), Else, Elsie (#386), Elyse (#653), Elysia (#1988), Elyssa (#1925), Leisa, Lisa (#749), Lissa, Lissie and Lyssa are the popular related forms of Elissa (#1395 from current records). These relations of Elissa reached the peak of their popularity a century ago (median #1472) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1170, 75% less usage), with versions like Alisha becoming less trendy. Elisa, Elise, Eliza and Elyse are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elissa, Alice, Alicia, Alisa, Alise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alisha, Alison, Alissa, Alisson, Allissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allyssa, Alysa, Alysia, Alyssa, Elisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elise, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elsa, Else in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elsie, Elyse, Elysia, Elyssa, Leisa in U.S.

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alyssa, Elisa, Elise, Eliza, Elizabeth outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elsa, Elsie, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elissa is pronounced similarly to Aleesa, Alessa, Alessi, Alessia, Alieza, Alissah, Aliza, Allessa, Allisa, Allissah, Allysa, Aloisa, Alyssah, Alyssia, Elisee, Elizah, Eloisa, Elouisa, Ilisa, Illissa, Oleesa, Oleisa, Olisa, Ulissa and Ulyssa. Other suggested similar names are Alisia, Alisse, Amissa, Anissa, Bliss, Blisse, Calissa, Crissa, Delissa, Eilise, Elease, Eleese, Eleisha, Elesha, Elga, Eliana, Elicia, Elidia, Eliese, Eligia, Elika, Elina, Elisha, Elita, Elitta, Elka, Ellesse, Ellga, Ellis, Elois, Eloise, Eloisia, Eloyse, Eloysia, Elshe, Elssa, Elza, Erisha, Eriss, Jelissa, Jolissa, Julissa, Kalissa, Krissa, Malissa, Melissa, Molissa, Nissa, Odissa and Raissa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elissa.

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