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Gender: Female Meaning of Alyssa: "noble" Origin of Alyssa: English variation of Alicia Alyssa's Popularity in 2017: #133

The name Alyssa is a girl's name of English origin meaning "noble". Alyssa is ranked #133 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Inspirational Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop you least favourite (girls with middles)".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Alyssa

Alyssa Jayne Milano, American actress
Alyssa Marie Campanella, Miss USA 2011
Alyssa Sutherland, Australian model
Skye Alyssa Friedman, American actress
Alyssa Ashley Reid, Canadian singer-songwriter
Alyssa Elaine Diaz, American actress
Alyssa Katherine Nicole Barlow, musician of American group BarlowGirl
Alyssa Jean Healy, Australian cricketer
Alyssa Thomas, American basketball player
Alyssa Jean Anderson, American Olympic swimmer
Alyssa Mastromonaco, U.S. White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Alyssa Michele Naeher, American soccer player
Alyssa "Alys" Whitall Pearsall Smith, American Quaker leader
Alyssa Edwards aka Justin Johnson, American drag queen and TV personality ("RuPaul's Drag Race")
Alyssa Baumann, American gymnast
Alyssa Joy (Bates) Webster (b. 1994), 6th child (3rd daughter) of the reality TV show "Bringing Up Bates" family
Alyssa Warren, daughter of model Anna Benson; stepdaughter of baseball player Kris Benson
Alyssa Jane Ashton (b. 2011), daughter of singer Leslie Carter and Mike Ashton; niece of singers Nick and Aaron Carter
Alyssa Pilgrim (b. 2012), daughter of TV presenter Mark Pilgrim

Pop Culture References for the name Alyssa

Alyssa Ashcroft, character in the video game "Resident Evil: Outbreak"
Alyssa Callaway, character in movie "It Takes Two"
Alyssa Rothman, character in movie "Fire on the Amazon"
Alyssa Jones, character in movie "Chasing Amy"
Alyssa Ogawa, character in the Star Trek series
Alyssa Searrs, character in manga/anime "My-HiME"
Alyssa Gardner, character in "Splintered"
Alyssa, character in “The End of the F***ing World”

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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!!!