Alyssa
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Given Name ALYSSA
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: ə-LIS-ə   [key]
Meaning & History
Variant of ALICIA. The spelling has probably been influenced by that of the alyssum flower, the name of which is derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with λυσσα (lyssa) "madness, rabies", since it was believed to cure madness.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Lesia, Lisha, Lyssa, Lecia
OTHER LANGUAGES: Kalisha, Talisha (African American), Adalheidis, Adelais, Adela, Adelina (Ancient Germanic), Alícia (Catalan), Adéla (Czech), Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida (Dutch), Aliisa, Alisa, Alli (Finnish), Adélaïde, Alice, Alix, Adèle, Alison (French), Adelheid, Ada, Alida, Heida, Heidi (German), Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Adél, Alida, Alíz (Hungarian), Ailís (Irish), Adelaide, Alice (Italian), Alise (Latvian), Aalis (Medieval French), Adelajda, Alicja, Ada, Adela (Polish), Adelaide, Alice, Alícia (Portuguese), Adela (Romanian), Alisa (Russian), Aileas (Scottish), Alica (Slovak), Adelaida, Alicia, Adela (Spanish), Alis (Welsh)
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United States  ranked #93 
England and Wales  ranked #190 
Canada (BC)  ranked #75 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #62 
Belgium  - 
France  ranked #121 
Italy  ranked #161 
Netherlands  ranked #230 
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