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Subject: Re: new name
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: October 25, 2005 at 9:16:06 AM
Reply to: new name by Lupine Eyes
If the origin is unknown, how can the name have a "meaning"? Or at least, the meaning given would be metaphorical or mystical and have nothing to do with etymological history.

Anyssa is best thought of as a simple spelling variation of Anissa. This may be simply a name created by blending sounds from names like Anna and Melissa, or perhaps is a variation of Anisia, (Greek “fulfillment”), the name of a saint martyred in Thessalonica around 300 A.D. It's unlikely to have an etymological connection with "star flower."

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