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Gender: Female Meaning of Alisa: "great happiness" Origin of Alisa: Hebrew Alisa's Popularity in 2017: #988

The name Alisa is a girl's name of Hebrew, Russian origin meaning "great happiness". Alisa is ranked #988 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Alisa is less popular than more complicated forms of Alice like Alyssa or Alicia, perhaps because of its association with the once-overused Lisa.

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Famous People Named Alisa

Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, birth name of Ayn Rand, Russian-American novelist
Alisa Agafonova, Ukrainian ice dancer who competes for Turkey
Alisa Arnah, British actress
Alisa Burras, retired women's basketball player
Alisa Camplin, Australian aerial skater; won gold at 2002 Olympics
Alisa Noelle Childers, American singer-songwriter of group ZoeGirl
Alisa Czisny, American figure skater
Alisa Drei, Finnish figure skater
Alisa Yuriko Durbrow, Japanese model, actress & singer
Alisa Freindlich, Soviet & Russian actress
Alisa Ganieva, Russian author
Alisa Kajornchaiyakul, Miss Thailand World 1982
Alisa Kleybanova, Russian tennis player
Alisa Kwitney, American author
Alisa Kireeva, Ukrainian figure skater
Alisa Koonen, Russian & Soviet actress; wife of Alexander Tairov
Alisa Mizuki, Japanese actress, singer & model
Alisa Palmer, Canadian director & playwright
Alisa Reyes, American actress/comedienne
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, American novelist & journalist
Alisa Weilerstein, American cellist
Alisa Walton, Canadian actress & photographer
Alisa Mustafina-Zaytseva, daughter of Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina

Pop Culture References for the name Alisa

Alisa, former Serbian band (1984-'91 then 2001-'02)
Alisa Selezneva, main character of Russian series "Alisa's Adventures"
Alisa Bosconovitch, video game character from "Tekken" series
Alisa u Zemlji Cuda (Alisa in a strange world), song by Marina Viskovic

Allisa, Allysah, Allysa, Allissa, Allisah, Aliza, Alyssah, Alyssa, Alitza, Allissah, Alisah, Alissa, Alissah, Alitzah


sablemae98 Says:


This can be pronounced ah-lee-zah, right? Unless I'm misinformed, this is the way Ayn Rand's given name was said.

EvelinRose Says:


Ha, to me it meant "No it's not Alyssa, Alycia, Alessia, Alisha, Alessa, Alicia..." But I digress, this name is fairly popular in Eastern and Northern Europe, where people would probably pronounce it right.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Ironic, huh? It means great happiness and you really don't like it. :)

EvelinRose Says:


I really don't like this name, though that might be because I've lived my whole life with it. I personally would not advise someone to name their child this as I grew up with it and know first hand what living with this name is like. But if you like it, go ahead. (: