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What does Lyssa mean?

Lyssa Pronunciation of Lyssa [lyssa] as a name for girls has its roots in Old German, Greek, Hebrew, Latin and English, and the name Lyssa means "noble, exalted; rational; God is my oath; cheerful". Lyssa is a variant form of Alice (Old German). Lyssa is also a derivative of Alyssa (Greek). Lyssa is also used as a derivative of Elissa, Elizabeth (Hebrew), Larissa (Latin) and Lissa (English).

Associated with: greek, noble, exalted, oath, cheerful (joy).


Lyssa has 18 variants: Leasa, Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Liesa, Lisa, Lissi, Lissie, Lissy, Liza, Lizy, Lizzie, Lizzy, Lusa, Lysa, Lyssi, Lyssie and Lyza.

42 more relations via Alice, Alyssa, Elissa, Elizabeth, Larissa, Lissa: Alisa, Alissa, Allyssa, Alysa, Alysia, Alyss, Alysse, Alyssia, Bess, Bessy, Elisa, Ellsa, Ellyssa, Elsa, Elysa, Elysia, Elyssa, Elysse, Elyssia, Helsa, Ilissa, Illyssa, Ilsa, Ilysa, Ilyssa, Ilysse, Larisa, Laryssa, Leese, Lerissa, Licha, Lies, Liese, Liesja, Lis, Lise, Lisel, Lisl, Lorissa, Lys, Lysbet and Lyse.

Creative forms:
(female) Lasa, Lysla, ..

(male) Lysra, Lyssam, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyssa Angely (L.A.), ..

How popular is Lyssa?

Lyssa is an unusual first name for females. Lyssa is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Lyssa was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #1811 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Alice (#87 in recent rankings), Alisa (#1037), Alissa (#942), Allyssa, Alysa, Alysia, Alyssa (#93), Alysse, Alyssia, Bess, Elisa (#486), Elissa (#1395), Elizabeth (#13), Elsa (#487), Elysia (#1988), Elyssa (#1925), Larisa, Larissa (#1159), Leasa, Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Lisa (#749), Lise, Lissa, Lissie, Liza (#1685) and Lizzie are the popular alternative forms of Lyssa. Other variants, like Lyza, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Lyssa was at its most widespread 135 years ago (usage of 6.89%) and is now significantly less (usage 1.32%, down 81%). Elizabeth has historically been a favorite of parents, although Elisa seems to be gaining favor too, while versions like Liza used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyssa, Alice, Alisa, Alissa, Allyssa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alysa, Alysia, Alyssa, Alysse, Alyssia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bess, Elisa, Elissa, Elizabeth, Elsa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elysia, Elyssa, Larisa, Larissa, Leasa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Lisa, Lise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lissa, Lissie, Liza, Lizzie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alice, Alyssa, Elisa, Elizabeth, Elsa, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lyssa is pronounced similarly to Lassey, Lassie, Lesy, Lesya, Lluisa, Louisa, Luisa and Luiza. Other recommended names are Anyssa, Assa, Ayisa, Bryssa, Dessa, Elssa, Jessa, Kryssa, Lesha, Lesia, Lisha, Lisia, Lusca, Lycia, Lyda, Lydia, Lygia, Lyla, Lyna, Lynda, Lynea, Lynessa, Lynna, Lyra, Lyria, Lyuba, Lyvia, Nessa, Nissa, Nysa, Nyssa, Odyssa, Orssa, Rysa, Tassa (see Tasha), Tessa, Tossa and Ulyssa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lyssa.

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