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Pronunciation

əlɪsə

Origin

English

Meaning

This is a light, wispy name, and while it isn’t a grand classic, Alyssa has plenty of international flavor thanks to French, Celtic and German origins. Inspired by the sweet-smelling alyssum flower, Alyssa is a fresh spin on Alicia, which is derived from the Old-French-origin Alice. If you want a modern name rooted in the classics, Alyssa may just be the one!

Rank in the year 2015

Alyssa was ranked #215 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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