User comments for Alyssa (Meaning / History Only)

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 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
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
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
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
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
Alyssa isn't English, it's actually Hebrew.
17ambrug  6/4/2014
Alyssa isn't of Greek origin, it is actually Hebrew.
Alyssa12335  7/28/2014
The history of the name Alyssa comes from the titan spirit of rage Lyssa...
Which means that the noble & of good cheer is an erroneous meaning.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2017

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