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My brother has a girl named Nyssa in his drama group, pronounced NEE-SA. I'd never heard of the name before and thought it might have been a new and made up name, but apparently not.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2019
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My name is pronounced NEE-suh. My parents told me they loved my name because it is unique, both Greek and Scandinavian and means "beginning" (I am also the first child! Similar to another commenter's story). I love my name too and I've gotten many compliments on it. Sometimes people don't always know how to pronounce it, although I notice that non-native English speakers get it right most of the time!
Nyssa24  1/30/2018
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My parents pronounce it Nee-suh and I really like that about my name because it's really unique and everyone calls me different things and it's interesting to see everyone's interpretation of it. My mom chose it because it means "the beginning" in Greek and I'm her first child. I really love my name. I really hate complimenting anything about myself but it just sounds so pretty and rare that I feel like my name is just perfect.
Helpmeh  12/1/2016
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This name is one of my favourite ones. I saw it for the first time in one of Rick Riordan's books, named The Lost Hero. His Nyssa is daughter of Hephaestus. Also, I am writing books and one of the main characters is named Nyssa (she is emo).
ava1999  1/5/2016
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So my name is really unique? :) Hi to all users! I'm Nyssa from the Philippines!

My family pronounces my name as "Nay-za".
― Anonymous User  8/6/2015
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I know a girl who has this name and pronounces it NEE-sa. I like NIS-sa much better.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2014
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Pronounced NIS-uh, with the "uh" being a schwa sound.
erb816  2/16/2010
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I love the way this name looks, but I'm not sure how it's pronounced.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2009
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Minimalist rubbish, and not pretty at all.
slight night shiver  5/1/2008
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Pronounced NIS-a, a type of tree, Nyssa sylvatica; commonly known as Black Gum or Black Tupelo. This is a tree in the Nyssaceae family.
― Anonymous User  11/6/2006
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Such a pretty name, very elegant. I like the pronunciation KNEE-sa.
― Anonymous User  11/6/2006
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This is one of the most beautiful names I have ever had the pleasure to hear. It is so sweet, well, just beautiful. :)
― Anonymous User  10/17/2006
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I LOVE this name! It's SO pretty!
xKatiex  9/9/2006
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Also the name of a companion of the 4th and 5th doctors on the British TV show "Doctor Who" and my name (guess where my father got it from).
ngatcombe  7/25/2006

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