Gender: Female Meaning of Alessia: "defending warrior" Origin of Alessia: Italian variation of Alexis Alessia's Popularity in 2019: #507

Alessia Origin and Meaning

The name Alessia is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "defending warrior".

Young Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara has given this spicy-sounding name a new lease on life, propelling it into the Top 1000 in 2016. (It was one of the year's fastest-rising girls' names.) The main risk is that it feels so close to Alexa, Alicia, Alexis and Alyssa-- all becoming overused -- that it could be mistaken for one of those more familiar names.

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Rank in US: #507

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loiswrenmatthews Says:


Alessia is such a gorgeous name and I can see it rising rapidly in popularity over the next ten years. I definitely prefer Alessia to the overused Amelia.

Daiseymae Says:


Yes, Alessandra is quite beautiful.

Toronto87 Says:


This name sounds fussy and finicky to me.

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Haids1987 Says:


Is this pronounced Ah-LESS-ah, ah-LESH-ah, etc? It's a lovely name.

Daiseymae Says:


Very pretty

indiefendi2 Says:


Very pretty and I'm so glad it's not popular like cousins Ariana, Alyssa, Alex-family, and Ariel/la



I think this is by far one of the most beautiful names I have ever heard. Absolutely in love with it - it's gorgeous!

snowsbeloved Says:


I am in love with this name!! So romantic and lovely.

missLis Says:


It's very pretty

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


As a name I don't like that it contains the word less. I have the same problem with Alessandra.

moraea Says:


I prefer Alyessa. My daughter was making a pic of her family in class when she was 4 and the teacher misunderstood her saying Alexa. Same root as Alyssa but it's a purple flower

indiefendi2 Says:


I don't love this as much as Alessandra but it's so pretty on paper.