Alessa is a girl's given name of Italian origin. It is a shortened version of Alessandra, which in turn stems from the Greek name Alexandra, meaning "defender." The masculine form Alexander is synonymous with Greece, from mythology to the 4th-century Kng of Macedonia and powerful commander, Alexander the Great. Alessa, with its syllabic softness and gentle lilt, appears a million miles from fierce and powerful fighters! But under your loving influence, she is bound to protect and defend others with love and confidence.

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