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What does Elyssa mean?

Elyssa Pronunciation of Elyssa [elyssa] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Elyssa means "God is my oath". Elyssa is an alternate form of Elise (French, Hebrew): short variant of Elisabeth. Elyssa is also a form of Elissa: form of Alice and Elizabeth.

Associated with: oath.


Elyssa has 18 variants: Alissa, Alyssa, Eleisa, Elisa, Elisah, Elisee, Elissia, Eliza, Ellissa, Elliza, Ellyssa, Ellyza, Elysa, Elyssia, Elyza, Ilissa, Ilysa and Ilyssa.

30 more related forms via Elise, Elissa, Elizabeth: Allissa, Allyssa, Elease, Eliese, Eliesse, Elisia, Elisse, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellyse, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsee, Elsie, Elsy, Elyce, Elyse, Elysia, Elysse, Elyzza, Ilsa, Ilyse, Lissa, Lysa, Lyssa and Lyssi.

Creative forms:
(female) Ealsa, Elysei, ..

(male) Elysra, Elyss, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elyssa Yvette (E.Y.), ..

How popular is Elyssa?

Elyssa is an uncommon given name for women. Elyssa is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Elyssa was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #800 in the U.S. in 1998, and is at #1925 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Alissa (#942 in 2015), Allissa, Allyssa, Alyssa (#93), Elease, Elisa (#486), Elise (#174), Elissa (#1395), Eliza (#175), Elizabeth (#13), Elsa (#487), Else, Elsie (#386), Elyse (#653), Elysia (#1988), Lissa and Lyssa are the popular variation forms of Elyssa (#1925 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Elyssa were at the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (average #1385) and have become significantly less popular since (#1150, 72% less usage), with versions such as Allyssa becoming less stylish. Elisa, Elise, Eliza and Elyse are four of the more trendy names for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elyssa, Alissa, Allissa, Allyssa, Alyssa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elease, Elisa, Elise, Elissa, Eliza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Elsa, Else, Elsie, Elyse in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Elyssa is alike in pronunciation to Alaisa, Aleesa, Alessa, Alessi, Alessia, Alisa, Alissah, Allessa, Allisa, Allysa, Aloisa, Alysa, Alyssah, Alyssia, Alyza, Eloisa, Elouisa, Ilisa, Illissa, Illyssa, Ilysah, Oleesa, Oleisa, Olisa and Ulyssa. Other suggested similar names are Alysha, Alysia, Alyss, Alysse, Anyssa, Blyss, Blysse, Bryssa, Calyssa, Delyssa, Eleasha, Eleese, Eleisha, Elesha, Elga, Elicia, Eligia, Elika, Elis, Elish, Elisha, Elka, Ellesse, Ellga, Ellis, Ellisha, Elois, Eloise, Eloisia, Eloyse, Eloysia, Elsha, Elshe, Elssa, Elyana, Elza, Eryss, Ilysia, Ilysse, Julyssa, Kalyssa, Kryssa, Nyssa, Odyssa and Talyssa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elyssa.

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