US Popularity:15820
Other Origin(s):Arabic, Scandinavian
Meaning:To try, to test; Woman; Friendly elf
Nissa is a girl’s name of Hebrew, Arabic, and Scandinavian origin. It may derive from the Hebrew verb nisá, meaning “to try” or “to test,” or the Arabic word nisaa, meaning “woman.” Nissa is also a Scandinavian name meaning “friendly elf.” The name appears in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, where Nissa Nissa was the wife of the legendary Azor Ahai. Whichever meaning or origin you prefer, Nissa has a melodious sound that rolls off the tongue, and could be a rarer alternative to Nessa.

Nissa Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Nissa is currently #15820 in U.S. births
Girl:Nissa is currently #10269 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 5553
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.