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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 Baby Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

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

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