Usage: Alyssa is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Alyssa are in general originating from France, Greece, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Alyssa across the world, see Alicia.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 5.
The name Alyssa is ranked on the 419th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 1556100 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.022% of the population.
The name Alyssa has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Alyssa for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Alyssa is a currently popular feminine given name with multiple origins.
As used in western countries, the name is usually derived from the name of the flower alyssum. The name of the flower derives from the Greek roots a- (“not”) and lyssum (insane); the flower was formerly thought to cure skin diseases. It shares many variants in common with the name Alice and is occasionally considered a form of that name as well.
It has been a popular name in the United States, where it ranked as the 19th most popular name given to baby girls born in 2009, having ranked among the top 100 names for girls since 1986 and among the top 20 names since 1997.
Alissa/Alisa and Elissa (Arabic: اليسار / ALA-LC: Alīssār; اليسا / Alīssā; عليسا ‘Alīssā; عليسة / ‘Alīssah) are variations of the name of Queen Elissa, the founder of Carthage, and is used in Middle Eastern countries. The name Elissa is likely a variant of the Phoenician name Elishat, meaning “wanderer”.
English: variant spelling of Alissa.
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