Gender: Female Meaning of Alyssa: "noble" Origin of Alyssa: English variation of Alicia Alyssa's Popularity in 2018: #150

Alyssa Origin and Meaning

The name Alyssa is a girl's name of English origin meaning "noble".

Alyssa was in the Top 20 from 1997-2010 and peaked as the 11th most popular girls’ name in 1998 and 1999 but has become less popular in recent years. It's related to the flower alyssum as well as to the classic Alice and variants. Alyssa Milano helped give it a bounce back when she was still a child sitcom star.

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Rank in US: #150

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Pop Culture References for the name Alyssa

Allisa, Ilyssa, Allyssa, Allissa, Alysa, Alyesa, Alysia, Lyssah, Alyissa, Ahlyssa, Lyssa, Elissa, Alysah, Alissa, Alyessa


rayleemarie Says:


My sister thought she invented this name as a little kid, she was sad to learn she invented nothing but, the way she spelled it, Ulissa

Allyssa Riley Says:


So glad to see someone spell it like I do!

Allyssa Riley Says:


I like my spelling best ALLYSSA. Looks more balanced to me. Yes!!! I get people mispronouncing my name all the time. I have even been called Elijah before!!! Definitely unforgivable!!!;)

headintheclouds Says:


I perceive this as being a very 80's-ish name, almost time-stamp dated to that generation although it's still relatively popular today. But it is pretty and I do like it; IMO Alyssa has the potential to sound both gentle+ elegant, and spirited+ lively. I just really like the sound combination of Aly+ Lyssa together and the -lyssa spelling-- the spelling Alissa just isn't as nice, and similar-sounding Melissa doesn't hold the same appeal to me.

yourlocaldumpster Says:


My best friend's name. I love this, it's so pretty.

Alyssa Says:


My name is Alyssa. This is how introductions go, "Hi, I'm Alyssa." "Oh, hi Melissa." Even beyond that, it's mispronounced, misspelled, and I've honestly never been fond of it.

lissrose30 Says:


This is my name and I love it. I go by the nickname Liss but there are so many other nicknames.

Allyssa S Says:


It's amazing how many people cannot pronounce or spell this name... I feel like every time I introduce myself I have to repeat it 3 times.

CatherineAnn Says:


Love this name!

Starelli Says:


I'm an Alyssa. It's mispronounced sometimes, mostly by older people. I wanted to be called April for much of my childhood. I like it because I don't feel like my name ages me.

Zelliew Says:


Alyssa is a very pleasant name

Alyssa Jewell Says:


It's my name and every time I hear someone say it differently I freak out

Rush1986 Says:


I grew up with an Alyssa and i always loved the name! I think its great.

Alison Says:


it's sort of like my name, Alison.

Guest Says:


Even though it's popular I love it!!!