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Alissa

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Variation of Alyssa or Alice
"noble"

Alissa Origin and Meaning

The name Alissa is a girl's name of German origin meaning "noble".
The entire congregation of Alissa-related names—from the classic Alice and Elise to newer forms like Alicia, Alyssa, and Elissa—have faded somewhat from their heyday in the late 20th century but maintain some appeal as a member of the popular class of girl names starting with A. Their major disadvantage is their similarity to each other and the resulting confusion.

These names are said to stem from different roots, with Alissa branching from Alicia which is related to the German Alice, while Elissa relates to Elisa and Elise which are short forms of the Hebrew Elizabeth. But today, instead of any of the myriad variations, the most fashionable forms go back to basics Alice, Eliza, and Elise.

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Famous People Named Alissa

  • Alissa WhiteGluz, Canadian singer for Swedish metal band Arch Enemy
  • Alissa YorkCanadian novelist
  • Alissa QuartAmerican journalist and writer
  • Alissa CzisnyAmerican figure skater
  • "Alissa Violet"Marie Butler, American model and YouTuber
  • Alissa SadekLebanese rhythmic gymnast

Alissa in Pop Culture

  • Alissa Strudwickcharacter on TV's "3rd Rock from the Sun"