- My name is Alyssa Marie and it sounds very feminine. The name itself means "rational" in Greek. I was named after actress Alyssa Milano. I do not like the way Alyssa is spelled like this: Elissa, Ilyssa, or Alissa. All of those names look like EE-lee-suh.
- I really love the name alyssa. It is beautiful, and I know plenty of little girls named alyssa who are angels and love their names. You should pick names more carefully.
- this is such a pretty name. it's my nickname (even though my name is heather). it sounds dainty and girlish, but not so prissy.
- I like the name "Alyssa" because not very many people have this name and its very pretty
- My name is AnLyss, I am named after a town in Switzerland (Lyss), to keep that tradition going I like Alyssa spelt this way and pronounced A-Lease-a.
- Alyssa Chloe: these mix well because Alyssa comes from the Alyssum flower and Chloe means blooming.
- Alyssa Morgan - Alyssa is a name that has so many possible spellings and attached nicknames, but I think plain and simple Alyssa is a beautiful name. Morgan seems to fit well with it.
- Alyssa Nichole: because I think it sounds like such a beautiful, sensual flowing name and is soon going to be my daughters name
- Alyssa Paige: My daughters name, not too unique, but she (at 6) loves it! We use the nickname Aly and with the name Paige, everyone knows we enjoy reading!
- Alyssa Pearl: Pearl is my grandmother's name, so no matter which first name I pick for my first little girl, her middle name will be Pearl in honor of the greatest woman I have ever known. I could never name my child as a junior or juniorette. To me, that is like saying "Live up to these standards", or "You will be just like this person". I have a not so very unusual name, but i have been called names because of it, so I take great care to try to pick names people won't find a reason to pick on. I know, ""What about Pearl?" Well, hopefully my grandmother will be alive to show my daughter the wondrous and great love she showed me, and if not, I will make sure my little girl knows just how great her great-grandmother was. That way she will be proud to defend her middle name.
Alyssa came into use most likely in the 1800s along with the trend towards flower names. The trend of using feminine names with fancy suffixes like -inda and -issa (for example, Clare -> Clarissa, Clarinda, Lucy -> Lucinda etc.) was also in place.
Alyssum is a flower once thought to cure rabies, hence the name, which is Greek for 'not insane.' Alyssa, a variant on Alice, was most likely inspired by this flower for the spelling.
See Also: Allyssa, Elyssa
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