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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #239 most popular

What does the name "Alyssa" mean?

Alyssa (Greek): Rational

The name "Alyssa" is of Greek origin and it means "Rational". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

Y is for young, the years never show!

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Assyla". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Asysla". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Alyssa" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Alyssa? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 296,741 babies born with the name Alyssa in the United States. That's more than enough Alyssas to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1950 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Alyssa" was in 1999 with a total of 14,035 babies. (That's a lot of baby Alyssas)

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alyssa" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 65 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 5,078 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Alyssa popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Alyssa in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Alyssa

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano is an actress, singer, and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1984 to present. Alyssa was born in 1972 as Alyssa Jayne Milano in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Alyssa Sutherland

Alyssa Sutherland is a model. Alyssa was born in 1982 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


Alyssa Alps

Alyssa was born in 1969.


Alyssa Chia

Alyssa Chia is an actress and host. Alyssa was born in 1974 in Taiwan.


Alyssa Shafer

Alyssa was born in 1998.


Alyssa Love

Alyssa was born in 1976.


Past life for Alyssa born Sep 15, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 825. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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