Meaning:Rational; Noble
Looking for a floral name for your baby blossom? Alyssa, a girl's given name meaning "rational" or "noble." It derives from alyssum, a medicinal flower thought to cure madness at one point in history. Alyssa not only sounds soothing, but its appearance on paper is also satisfyingly easy on the eye. The two As on each end and two Ss that look like waves in the middle may appeal to parents who like their ducks in a row and appreciate visual symmetry! This Greek name is a diminutive of Alicia and Alice, providing a unique alternative to both. This timeless name also has modern appeal, as symmetrical A names are on the ascent right now, from Ava to Ada to Ana.

Famous People Named Alyssa

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  • Alyssa Milano
  • Alyssa Miller
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