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Subject: Re: About Yalissa
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: March 27, 2007 at 7:28:18 AM
Reply to: About Yalissa by Summer
Where have you come into contact with this name?

I can't find any reliable indication that Yalissa means "a beautiful flower" in modern Hebrew. It is possible it is related to a word for a particular species of flowering plant, but we'd have to have someone who is an expert on modern Hebrew answer that.

To me this just looks like a Hispanic-American respelling of Jalisa, which is itself an African-American creation popularized by the television program A Different World.

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