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Gender: Female Meaning of Alessia: "defending warrior" Origin of Alessia: Italian variation of Alexis Alessia's Popularity in 2017: #625

The name Alessia is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "defending warrior". Alessia is ranked #625 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Alessia

Alessia Cara, Canadian singer-songwriter
Alessia Marcuzzi, Italian TV personality
Alessia Aureli, Italian ice dancer
Alessia Filippi, Italian swimmer
Alessia Merz, Italian model, and TV personality
Alessia Mosca, Italian MEP
Alessia Maurelli, Italian rhythmic gymnast
Alessia Francesca Saccone-Joly, daughter of YouTube vloggers SacconeJolys

Pop Culture References for the name Alessia

Italian form of Alexia (the feminine form of Alexius). See also Alessio.