Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. ə-LIS-ə

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 (a), a negative prefix, combined with λύσσα (lyssa) meaning "madness, rabies", since it was believed to cure madness.

Related Names

DiminutivesLesia, Lisha, Lyssa, Lecia
Other Languages & CulturesAdalheidis, Adelais, Ada(Ancient Germanic) Alisa(Bosnian) Alícia(Catalan) Alice(Czech) Alice(Danish) Alice, Ada, Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida(Dutch) Aliisa, Alisa, Aada, Ada, Alli, Iisa(Finnish) Adélaïde, Alice, Alix, Alison(French) Alisa(Georgian) Adelheid, Alice, Ada, Alida, Heida, Heide, Heidi(German) Aliki, Kiki(Greek) Aliz, Ada, Alíz(Hungarian) Ailís(Irish) Adelaide, Alice, Ada(Italian) Alise(Latvian) Aalis(Medieval French) Alice, Ada(Norwegian) Azalaïs(Occitan) Adelajda, Alicja, Ada(Polish) Adelaide, Alice, Alícia(Portuguese) Alisa(Russian) Aileas, Ailis(Scottish Gaelic) Alica(Slovak) Adelaida, Alicia, Ada(Spanish) Alice, Alicia(Swedish) Alisa(Ukrainian) Alis(Welsh)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020