CalyssaAlyssa has always been a favorite, but like Julia, too common. My boyfriend's alma mater is Cal Berkeley. He's majorly into his school, so I put 2 and 2 together and got Calyssa. (CAL + Alyssa). It's a very sweet sounding name. It's almost mystical sounding, sounding so much like Calypso.
Calyssa is a modern name, based on the name Alyssa or names like Calista and Melissa. It is also found in the spellings Calissa, Kalisa, Callissa etc.
See Also: Alyssa
Your Favorite Names