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Gender: Female Pronunciation: NIH-sa Meaning of Nyssa: "goal" Origin of Nyssa: Greek

The name Nyssa is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "goal". Nyssa and is often added to lists like Tree Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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A fairly common Greek name that would fit in well here.

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Pop Culture References for the name Nyssa

Nyssa of Traken was a companion of the fifth Doctor in the British sci-fi series Doctor Who
Nyssa Raatko / Nyssa al Ghul, fictional character of DC Comics and TV series Arrow
Nyssa, the genus name of a type of tree, also called the Tupelo
Queen Nyssia, wife of Candaules (the ruler of Lydia) in Herodotus
Nyssa, daughter of Hephaestus in Heroes of Olympus

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