Greek, short form of Alyssa
"anger, fury, rage"

Lyssa Origin and Meaning

The name Lyssa is girl's name meaning "anger, fury, rage".
Most contemporary English speakers will hear the name Lyssa as short for the long-popular Alyssa or Melissa. But Lyssa is a bona fide Greek mythology name, though not a very appealing one.

The goddess Lyssa could not control her rage. Choose this otherwise soft and pretty name at your own peril.

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Famous People Named Lyssa

  • Lyssa Rae Chapman II "Baby Lyssa" American reality TV Personality and bail bondswoman ("Dog the Bounty Hunter")

Lyssa in Pop Culture

  • LyssaGreek mythological term for madness in a frenetic or rabid rage
  • Lyssa Drakvillain in DC comics
  • Lyssa Greenfieldcharacter in the Island trilogy by Gordon Korman
  • Name of both the princess and the Widow of the Web in "Krull"