US Popularity:696
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

Alyssa Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Alyssa is currently #258 on The Bump
Girl:Alyssa is currently #111 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Alyssa is currently #696 in U.S. births
Girl:Alyssa is currently #249 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 89
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Online Etymology Dictionary, alyssum (n.), August 2023

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Alice, August 2023

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, Alyssa, page 76, 1998

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