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What does Alessa mean?

Alessa Pronunciation of Alessa as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Alessa is "defender". Alessa is a variant form of Alessandra (Greek): Italian and Spanish variant of Alexandra. Alessa is also a variant of Alexis (Greek): originally a boy's name.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender



ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ALESSANDRA, ALEXIS Alex, Alexa, Alexi, Alexia, Alexina, Alexus, Alexys



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How popular is Alessa?

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

Alessa entered the list in 2007 and reached its top rank of #1367 in the U.S. in the year 2016, and is presently at #1418. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Alessa (#1418 FROM RECENT DATA) are Alessandra (#324), Alex (#1332), Alexa (#90), Alexi, Alexia (#517), Alexina, Alexis (#179), Alexus and Alexys. Adoption of these forms of Alessa reached its most widespread in 1999 (ADOPTION OF 1.5%) and has become significantly less since (ADOPTION 0.4%, DOWN 74.2%), with versions like Alexus becoming less trendy. Alexis has historically been preferred by parents, though Alessandra has grown popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alessa, Alessandra, Alex, Alexa, Alexi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexia, Alexina, Alexis, Alexus, Alexys in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexa, Alexis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alessa is pronounced similarly to Alaisa, Aleezah, Alicea, Alieza, Alisa, Alissa, Alissah, Aliza, Allisah, Allissa, Allysa, Aloisa, Alysa, Alyssah, Alyza, Eleisa, Elisa, Elissa, Ellissa, Elyssa, Elyssia, Illyssa, Ilyssa, Oleesa and Oleisa. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aesha, Agnessa, Aiesha, Alea, Aleece, Aleecia, Aleena, Alegra, Aleida, Aleigha, Alenka, Alesha, Aleshia, Aleta, Aletha, Alexie, Aleyna, Alica, Alieshea (see Alicia), Alika, Alis, Alise, Alishia, Alisse, Allecia, Allexa, Allis, Alliss, Allyse, Allysia, Allyssha, Aloisia, Aloysia, Alysha, Alysia, Alyss, Amissa, Anessa, Anyssa, Arlissa, Ayeisa (see Aisha), Ayesha, Chessa, Dessa, Inessa, Jalessa, Nessa, Olesia, Tessa and Tressa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alessa.

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