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Gender: Female Origin of Elissa: Variation of Alice or Elizabeth Meaning of Alice: German, "noble"

The name Elissa is a girl's name of Hebrew, German origin. Elissa and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

The Elissa version of a long-popular name is fading in favor of Alyssa, Eliza and other variants. The legion of other forms and spellings includes Alissa, Allissa, Allyssa, Alyssa, Elissah, Ellisa, Ellissa, Ellyssa, Elys, Elyssa, Elyssia, Ilissa, Ilysa, Ilyssa, Lissa, Lissie, Lissy Lyssa.

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Famous People Named Elissa

Elissa Wall, American memoirist and ex-fundamentalist Mormon
Elissa Landi, Italian-American actress
Elissa, Lebanese singer
Elissa Down, Australian film director
ElissaEllie” Downie, gymnast for England and Great Britain

Pop Culture References for the name Elissa

Elissa, another name for the queen Dido, legendary founder and queen of Carthage
Elissa, one of the seven young women at the heart of Boccaccio's "The Decameron" - alongside Pampinea, Fiammetta, Filomena, Emilia, Lauretta, and Neifile (Nephele)
Elissa Cassidy, character in movie "House at the End of the Street"
Elissa Megan Powers, main character in manga "Empowered"
Elissa Stephenson, character in the 'Unladylike adventure of Kat Stephenson' by Stephanie Burgis


Rachel Kent Says:


Love Ellisa sounds and looks pretty 💕🐘 xx

wavygirl Says:


very nice

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Elissa is also a Greek name meaning 'wanderer'

flora_kate Says:


I have only known girls named Elissa, so I was very surprised to hear that Alyssa was the 'correct' spelling. I like Elissa better :)