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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: Lyssa, Lecia, Lesia, Lisha
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, Aleida, Alida, Heida, Heidi (German), Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Adél, Alida, Alíz (Hungarian), Ailís (Irish), Adelaide, Alice (Italian), Alise (Latvian), Aleit (Low German), 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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