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.
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DIMINUTIVES: Lesia, Lisha, Lyssa, Lecia
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: 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 #119 
England and Wales  ranked #190 
Canada (BC)  ranked #75 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #76 
Belgium  - 
France  ranked #140 
Italy  ranked #179 
Netherlands  ranked #264 
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