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Meaning and name origin

Nissa \n(is)-sa\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Nis, Nissnana, Nissanit and Nyssa.


Nissa is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nissa and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Vanessa (#171). (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Nissa is also pronounced similarly to Nasya, Nessa, Nessah, Nessia, Nessy, Nessya, Neysa and Nysa. Other suggested similar baby names are Lissa, Nasia, Nesha, Nicia, Niesha, Nika, Nikia, Nilsa, Nisha and Nitsa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nissa.