What does Lissa mean?
Lissa /lis-sa/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced LISS-ah. It is of English origin. Short form of names like Melissa (Greek) "bee", Lissandra, and Alyssa. Can also be used as a variant of Lisa.
Lissa has 35 more related variations via Alyssa, Lisa, Lissandra, Melissa: Alissa▼, Alisse, Allissa, Allyssa▼, Alysa▼, Alyse, Alysse, Alyssia, Illissa, Ilyssa, Leesa, Leeza, Liesa, Lisa▼, Lisandra, Lise, Lisebet, Liseta, Lisette▼, Lissie▼, Liszka, Liza▼, Malissa▼, Mallissa, Melesa, Melessa, Melisa▼, Melisha, Melisse, Melosa, Milli, Milly, Missie, Missy▼ and Molissa.Kreatif forms: Lidsa, Lisla. [more]
How popular is Lissa?
Lissa is a very popular first name for females (#1959 out of 4276, Top 46%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Lissa for girls. Lissa was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #884 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Lissa and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Lissa appearing in the Top 1000 are Alice (#97 a year ago), Alissa (#855), Allyssa, Alysa, Alyse, Alyssa (#76), Alyssia, Elissa, Elizabeth (#14), Larissa, Leesa, Lisa (#750), Lise, Lisette, Lissette, Lissie, Liza, Malissa, Melisa, Melissa (#224), Millicent, Missie and Missy. Forms like Milli are uncommon. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3215%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.166%, down 48.4%), with versions such as Alissa, Larissa, Lisa, Malissa and Melisa falling out of style. Alice (#97), Alyssa (#76) and Melissa (#224) are three of the more chic birth names here, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for Alice and Melissa. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lissa is alike in pronunciation to Leasa, Leisa, Lesya, Lissi, Lissy, Luisa▼, Lusa, Lysa and Lyssi. Other recommended similar baby names are Leisha, Lesha, Lesia, Licha, Licia, Lies, Liese, Liesja, Ligia, Lis, Lisha, Lisia, Lusca and Nissa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lissa.