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  1. #1
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    Elayssa? Origins? Pronunciation please?

    I ran across this name on a middle eastern dancer named Elayssa Thompson. I found it on other people through the net but no info on pronunciation or origin. I am guessing Greek? Anyone have info on this name, it's not on Nameberry. If it is pronounced ee-lay-sah I might just love this name.
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  2. #3
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    I've heard of Elissa/Elyssa, Elysia, Illysia, and Alyssa but not Elayssa. I'm thinking it's a smoosh of two names (Elaine and Alyssa?) or it's made up.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
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    I agree with @Mischa. My first thought it was that is made up but Iam not sure so I will look for it on the internet.
    “I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesn't mean 'sugary.' It's dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain.”

  4. #7
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    Most surnames seem to be middle eastern, Im thinking more common spelling must be Elaysa as I found many of those on Facebook and the like
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    Noah William
    Eliana Beatrice
    Joseph Arthur
    Ethan James

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