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What does Ilyssa mean?

Ilyssa Pronunciation of Ilyssa [ilyssa] as a name for girls has its roots in Old German and Greek, and the meaning of the name Ilyssa is "noble, exalted; rational". Ilyssa is a variant form of Alice (Old German). Ilyssa is also a variation of Alyssa (Greek). Ilyssa is also used as a derivative of Elissa.

Associated with: greek, noble, exalted.


Ilyssa has 18 variants: Alaisa, Aleceea, Alicea, Alisa, Alisah, Alissa, Allysiah, Alyceea, Alysa, Alyssia, Elissia, Ellissa, Elysa, Elyssa, Elyssia, Ilissa, Ilysa and Ilysah.

23 more related forms via Alice, Alyssa, Elissa: Alisha, Alisse, Allissa, Allysia, Allyssa, Alys, Alyse, Alysia, Alyson, Alyss, Alysse, Elisia, Elisse, Ellsa, Elsa, Elyse, Elysia, Elysse, Illissa, Illyssa, Ilysse, Lissa and Lyssa.

Creative forms:
(female) Ilysi, Ilysma, ..

(male) Ilysis, Ilysor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ilyssa Katrina (I.K.), ..

How popular is Ilyssa?

Ilyssa is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Ilyssa is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Alice (#87 in recent rankings), Alyssa (#93), Elsa (#487), Elyse (#653), Alyson (#678), Alisha (#919), Alissa (#942), Alisa (#1037), Elissa (#1395), Alyse (#1689), Elyssa (#1925), Elysia (#1988), Lyssa, Lissa, Alysse, Alysa, Alys, Alysia, Allissa, Allyssa and Alyssia are the prominent related forms of Ilyssa (outside Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Ilyssa was at its apex 135 years ago (adoption of 2.2%) and is now significantly reduced (adoption 0.6%, 72.5% less), with versions like Alysia becoming somewhat outmoded. Elyse is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alice, Alisa, Alisha, Alissa, Allissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allyssa, Alys, Alysa, Alyse, Alysia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alyson, Alyssa, Alysse, Alyssia, Elissa in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Ilyssa is pronounced similarly to Aleesa, Alessa, Alessi, Alessia, Alissah, Allessa, Allisa, Allysa, Aloisa, Alyssah, Alyza, Eleisa, Elisa, Ellyssa, Eloisa, Elyza, Ilisa, Oleesa, Oleisa, Olisa, Ulissa and Ulyssa. Other suggested similar names are Alysha, Analyssa, Anyssa, Arlissa, Ayisa, Blyss, Blysse, Bryssa, Calyssa, Coryssa, Delyssa, Elssa, Ieasha, Ieesha, Ilana, Ileana, Ileesia (see Elysia), Iliana, Ilise, Ilka, Illia, Illona, Illsa, Ilonna, Ilsa, Ilsae, Ilse, Ilyse, Ilysia, Inessa, Inya, Irisa, Issy, Jalessa, Jessa, Julyssa, Kalissa, Kalyssa, Klaryssa, Krissa, Kryssa, Lluisa, Maryssa, Melessa, Neryssa, Nessa, Nyssa, Odessa, Odissa, Odyssa, Orssa, Raissa and Talyssa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ilyssa.

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