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What does Nyssa mean?

Nyssa Pronunciation of Nyssa [nys-sa] as a girls' name is of Hebrew and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Nyssa is "to test; goal, ambition". Nyssa is an alternate spelling of Nissa (Hebrew): also possibly (Scandinavian) "elf". Nyssa is also a variant of Nysa (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


1 related form via Nissa, Nysa: Nis.

Creative forms:
(female) Nasa, Nysna, ..

(male) Nyssan, Nysse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nyssa Kailani (N.K.), ..

How popular is Nyssa?

Nyssa is an uncommon given name for females. Nyssa is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Nyssa entered the list in 2003 and reached its apex position of #1735 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Nissa is the only other popular variation form of Nyssa. These forms of Nyssa were at the peak of their popularity a decade ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nyssa, Nissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nyssa and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nyssa is pronounced similarly to Nasya, Nesi, Nessa, Nessah, Nessia, Nessie, Nessy, Nessya and Neysa. Other suggested similar names are Alyssa, Anyssa, Assa, Ayisa, Bryssa, Dessa, Elssa, Elyssa, Ilyssa, Jessa, Kryssa, Lissa, Lysa, Lyssa, Naryssa, Nasia, Neryssa, Nesha, Nesta, Nevsa, Nilsa, Nisha, Nitsa, Nya, Nyada, Nydia, Nykia, Nyla, Nyna, Odyssa, Orssa, Rysa, Tassa (see Tasha), Tessa, Tossa and Ulyssa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nyssa.

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