Meaning of Alyssa
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Alyssa has the following meaning:
A truthful and morally strong person. The name soared to popularity since the mid 1800's due to the success of the Lewis Caroll novel, Alice in Wonderland.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.
As a baby girl name, Alyssa is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 13 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Alyssa fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 3 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 19 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Alyssa in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The following names are baby names related to Alyssa and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alyssa: Boys - Wilbur
, Girls - Adelia
, Both genders - Jocelyn
The name Alyssa is a variant of Alice
. Other popular variants of the name Alice are: Aili
We think the name Alyssa should fall under the following style category: Traditional
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Alyssa to be: A dreamy person who is young at heart, kind, and gentle
In one word, you might describe Alyssa as a(n) "dreamy
See other "dreamy" names for girls