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 "Rate the Previous Signature!".
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.