Alyssa - Meaning of Alyssa
[ 3 syll. a-lys-sa, al-y-ssa ] The baby girl name Alyssa is pronounced as aa-LIHSSaa- †. Alyssa is used chiefly in English and Hebrew, and its origin is Germanic and Hebrew. The spelling of the name could have been influenced by that of the Alyssum flower.
In addition, Alyssa is a variant of Alice.
Alyssa is also a variant of the name Alicia (English, Latinized, Spanish, French, and Scandinavian) in the English language.
Alyssa is also a variant of the name Alisa (German, English, Russian, Slavic, Armenian, and Hebrew) in the English and Hebrew languages.
Alyssa has 21 variants. Variants include Ahlyssa, Alissa, Allisa, Allissa, Allysa, Alyesa, Alyessa, Alyissa, Alysah, Alysia, Alyssah, Alyssia, Elissa, Illissa, Ilyssa, and Lyssah. Other English forms include the pet forms Lissa, Lissie, and Lyssa, and the spelling variants Allyssa and Alysa.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of Alyssa.
Alyssa is popular as a baby name for girls. The name's popularity increased from the 1960s up to the 1990s; before that, it was of very light use only. At the height of its usage in 1999, 0.722% of baby girls were named Alyssa. Its ranking then was #11. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.101% and its ranking #150, but it was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after Alice, within all girl names in its group. In 2018, it was 95% more commonly used than Alyssa.
Baby names that sound like Alyssa include Aahliyah, Aailiyah, Aaleah, Aaleasha, Aaleyah, Aalia, Aaliah, Aalliah, Aelicia, Alaïs, Alake, Alecsis, Alecxis, Aleesa, Aleisha, Aleja, Aleka, Alekko, Aleksa, and Aleksey.
† Pronunciation for Alyssa: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
A famous person named Alyssa is Actress Alyssa Milano, born 19 December 1972, Brooklyn, New York.