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I've read that the origin of the name Alyssa is Greek and that the meaning is Rational.
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2004
A variant of Alyssa can be spelled like "Elyssa".
-- trayc53  4/17/2005
A variant spelling of this name is "ELISSA". It is a variant but it is a short form of "ELIZABETH," or has an unknown meaning, not the meaning of "ALYSSA."
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2005
It is the name of actress Alyssa Milano who stars as Phoebe Haliwell in the TV series "Charmed".
-- 6diablesse6  7/21/2005
I was once told Alyssa is a derivative of the name Alice. Not sure how true this is. I think this is one of the most beautiful names for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  9/11/2005
My name is Alyssa, and is pronounced A lee sah, and it sounds like it does stem off from Alice. Some of my French friends found it easier to pronounce than most English speakers, since the 'y' is an 'ee' sound. I have a card with the meaning and orgin and it says it is Greek and means 'one who is noble and of good cheer'.
-- Anonymous User  11/8/2005
Alyssa Jones is a character in the Kevin Smith film "Chasing Amy", played by Joey Lauren Adams.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
It's a beautiful name and it's cool too.
-- MusicRat  12/21/2005
Alyssa is a very popular name in the midwest. Most of them spell their name Alyssa, but I have seen it spelled Alissa or also pronounced as "a lish a".
-- dani_08  3/5/2006
I like that this name comes from the flower Alyssum, but I would never use "Alyssa" for my own daughter. I think, personally, that it is overused.
-- Pheadirean  4/14/2006
The only person I know with this name is 8 years old and she gets frustrated when people think her name is Melissa.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
A very pretty name for a girl. The nickname Lyssa is very cute and pretty too.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2006
I have also heard Alyssum, which I think is much prettier.
-- nelirosala  7/16/2006
My name is Alyssa and people call me Alyssa, Aly, Lyssa, Alyss, and Lys. I think this name is beautiful. It is a meaning of the alyssum flower. It also means outgoing, a leader, and is somewhat gloatful. I love my name but I have 7 friends with the same name. They spell it many ways: Alyssa, Alissa, Alysa, Alisa, Aleesa, ect.
-- rubya94  8/2/2006
Pretty name, except about a million girls in my school have it. Gets old.
-- dramaelf  8/5/2006
I think this name is ok. This is my sister's name and she never really complains about it. It's not that common where we live, except we knew a family whose two daughters are named Chelsea (my name) and Alyssa. I don't like that it could come from the alyssum flower, because Alyssum reminds me of asylum.
-- skatergirl2  8/7/2006
I don't particularly like this name, but I don't know anyone who has it, so I think "overuse" is relative.
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2006
This name is the name of the little girl who was abused in the hit new country song "Alyssa Lies" by John Micheal Carrol.
-- DarkShizuka  12/16/2006
My name is Alyssa, and in all my life - in a highschool of nearly 5,000 people - I've only ever met one other person who says and spells her name like mine. It's not so popular down under. I like my name.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2007
Nicknames for this name are: if you spell it Alyssa: Aly, Lyssa, Lyssi, Al, Als. If you spell it Alissa: Ali, Lissa, Lili, Lissa, Al, and Als.
-- bri345  2/11/2007
This name is pretty, but it's a bit too popular for my taste.
-- 7up  3/2/2007
Alyssa is a nice name, but overused.
-- CharlieRob  8/19/2007
Can also be pronounced a-LEE-suh.
-- BlueSomehow  8/26/2007
Boring. Plain brown wrapper of a name.
-- johann14  9/25/2007
This is a nice name (almost mine), but I like the variant Alissa better. It's far less common than Alyssa.
-- Anonymous Blogger  11/5/2007
I don't have a huge thing for this name! It is way too common and plus I don't really like the sound of it. I mean, it would be a good name for a river or a stream or something. I don't care much for this name, and I definitely don't like it for a guy's name!
-- littleengen2992  11/20/2007
I prefer Alyssa to the similar-sounding Alexa. It sounds a lot prettier and more feminine.
-- Skittsie13  12/19/2007
My name is Alyssa. And I've always liked it ok. It's not the BEST name, but I like it! I do get annoyed with people though, because almost EVERY TIME I tell somebody my name they ask, "Melissa?" And I have to say NO, Alyssa. But I've always thought it was a nice name.
-- Alyssa44  3/25/2008
It is not related to Alicia! Alisa is Russian for Alice, I guess in other Slavic languages and some others too. Alissa and Alyssa are transliterations of the name into English (Alissa also in French).
-- seanik  3/27/2008
I find this name utterly bland and unimaginative. It's overused and overrated. I've read this was Ayn Rand's real name, and that certainly hasn't made me like the name more.
-- slight night shiver  5/15/2008
Alyssa - Teutonic meaning full of cheer.
I found the true origin & meaning of the name in a magickal names book.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2008
I love the name Alyssa! I think it is very pretty and delicate, yet also a little popular now, but not as popular as, say, Sarah or Tori. A good nick-name would be Liss, Lissie, Ali, or Lissa. I like this spelling much better than Alysa with only one s, and other spellings. Overall, this name is so beautiful!
-- bunnygirl  9/25/2008
Alyssa can be a derivative of Adelaide. In that case the meaning is noblewoman.
-- Kaat5  9/28/2008
In Greek, Alyssa means "flourishing".

It was also ranked number 1 for girls in 2005. Even though it has always been pretty popular, I only know one girl name Alyssa, and she's eight.
-- Patricia Underwood  10/12/2008
The name "Alyssa" when spelled with a "y" is more than a variation of "Alicia" or "Alice". It is Greek. It means "rational" or "logical".
-- Smilie  12/22/2008
The name Alyssa is from Greek origin meaning "rational." It is also of German (Teutonic) origin, meaning "noble" or "of good cheer."
-- sunnyshowers  3/16/2009
This my best friend's name, and she does like it, but every time she introduces herself to someone and says, "I'm Alyssa," they always think she says "Melissa." Other than that, though, it's a very pretty name, and I like it.
-- meggsxx3  5/6/2009
I do not like this name.

1. I hate the way it sounds, it's so annoying. It sounds like a little kid trying to say "Melissa" (which I hate) even though it's actually pronounced like it.

2. It's way too common.

3. It's a bit too modern.
-- becca_marciano  7/10/2009
I've known so many girls with this name while growing up. It's up there with Ashley, Emily, and Tiffany as one of the most overused names of the 90s--at least where I'm from.
-- erb816  7/21/2009
When I first saw this name, I thought it was a really cool, pretty and original name; since then I've met a few dozen more Alyssas. I still like it, though sick of hearing it and mistaking it for similar-sounding names. I don't too much like it being a variant of Alicia, though that adds the flower meaning and limits how kre8ive parents could get based on Alyssa itself.
-- lucyskydiamonds  3/7/2010
It's fine to have your own opinions about a name but I don't think you should judge people who have the name and make them feel bad. My middle name is Alyssa and I've only met one other person with my name. I like it and that's really all that matters. If you don't like it, don't give that name to your firstborn.
-- Anonymous User  4/15/2010
It's a nice name, and I would use it, but the meaning is hilarious. "Against rabies". XDD
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2010
It's a pretty name, but I know so many of them.
-- Chrila96  2/1/2011
Despite my previous comment about it being overused (in my generation), I still think it's a pretty name.
-- erb816  4/14/2011
Believe it or not, it has actually been a fairly popular name to use in the Italian-American community... especially with families who had recently immigrated (likely wanting an American/English name to mesh in better/ or variant of an Italian title).
I know Alyssas, I have a cousin Alyssa. While I do think that it is beautiful-- it is a bit overused (not necessarily a bad thing), and the spelling is a tad off, for my taste... I also think, when you get down to the blueprints, that it lacks something.

Regardless, if you are an Alyssa reading: Be proud of your name!
-- Francesca  4/19/2011
This is great! I love it!
-- Joy12  5/6/2011
Although this name is too popular, I still like it because my best friend in Kindergarten had this name (except spelled ALISSA)
-- Anonymous User  7/22/2011
It's very pretty, but way too common. Plus, it's also annoyingly close to the word "asylum". Funny, considering it means "against madness".
-- Black_X  7/24/2011
I know tons of girls with this name, but despite the extreme popularity, I still find it appealing. It's a sweet, pretty name, and unlike Emily or Jennifer, it's original beauty hasn't been cheapened through overuse.
-- sunshinechild67  3/10/2012
In about 1970, my mom wrote in her diary that she wanted to name her daughter Alyssa. And on February 14 of 1980, I was born! I am probably one of the oldest ones after Alyssa Milano. I am 32 now, and have only met 1-2 other girls with this name in my life. It drives me nuts when people can't pronounce it, and I think it's usually due to being lazy. It is NOT pronounced ALEESA. But that is usually what foreign people say. I also get annoyed when people think it's short for Melissa, and see no need to shorten it to Lyssa or any of the other horrid nicknames some people want to use. I am very pleased with my name, and have gotten compliments on it my whole life.
-- AlyssaAli  9/22/2012
I have this name and I think it's okay. I mean, I don't hate it but I don't exactly identify with it either. This is probably because it's so common. I rather like nicknames for it such as Lys or Lyssa but no one ever uses them. I do find that though this name is popular, it wasn't the most popular back in '94 when I was born. And so I don't find many people my age that have the name. More kids in early high school and middle school have it, but since I don't really make friends with people that age, I don't have much problem.
-- EkiAku  4/1/2013
I like the name Alyssa, it's a very common name in the South. It's often paired with the middle name Brooke.
-- Allybrooke15  12/6/2013
From the Greek word "daughter of messenger".
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2014
I have a daughter, she is just born one week ago and I'm confused with the names Alyssa and Sabrina. Which one is better? Please help me.
-- Anonymous User  4/5/2014
Alyssa isn't English, it's actually Hebrew.
-- 17ambrug  6/4/2014
My name is Alyssa and it kind of depresses me when people say it's overused and boring. I like my name because there are a lot of different interpretations whether they are true or not. Some say the German meaning is noble and I love that, and it gives me hope that because maybe I was named Alyssa for a reason (other than that my parents liked it).
-- ALoucks  7/3/2014

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