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Nissa /nis-sa/ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nissa is "to test". Also possibly (Scandinavian) "elf". The name is similar to Vanessa.


Nissa has 4 variants: Nis, Nissanit, Nissnana and Nyssa.

Nissa has 5 more relations via Vanessa: Nessa, Nessie, Nessy, Vanissa and Vinessa.

Kreatif forms: Naisa, Nisma, Nisna. [more]

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Nissa is an unusual given name for women. Nissa is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

The only popular variation form of Nissa (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000 is Vanessa (#171 via latest list). This relation of Nissa was favored as a baby name during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.95%) and is now much less widespread (usage 0.83%, 13.1%). Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the girl name Nissa and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Vanessa in U.S.

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

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Nissa is alike in pronunciation to Nasya, Nesi, Nessah, Nessia, Nessya, Neysa and Nysa. Other suggested similar baby names are Ailsa, Alissa, Amissa, Anissa, Assa, Brissa, Crissa, Dessa, Elissa, Elssa, Gisa, Ilissa, Jessa, Krissa, Liesa, Lisa, Lissa, Lyssa, Narissa, Nasia, Nerissa, Nesha, Nesta, Nevsa, Nia, Niada, Nibia, Nicia, Nidia, Niesha, Nika, Nikia, Nila, Nilda, Nilsa, Nina, Ninfa, Nioma, Nira, Nisha, Nita, Nitsa, Nitza, Norissa, Odissa, Orssa, Raissa, Riesa, Risa, Ritsa, Tassa, Tessa, Tisa, Tossa, Trissa and Ulissa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nissa.