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Alyssa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Rational
  • #239 All Time
  • #76 in 2014
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How popular is the name "Alyssa" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1950 5 5 0
1953 6 6 0
1954 7 7 0
1956 12 12 0
1957 13 13 0
1958 21 21 0
1959 35 35 0
1960 111 111 0
1961 87 87 0
1962 86 86 0
1963 125 125 0
1964 118 118 0
1965 120 120 0
1966 137 137 0
1967 143 143 0
1968 199 199 0
1969 380 380 0
1970 444 444 0
1971 404 404 0
1972 345 345 0
1973 449 449 0
1974 468 468 0
1975 559 559 0
1976 681 681 0
1977 759 759 0
1978 800 800 0
1979 1,180 1,174 6
1980 1,184 1,179 5
1981 1,129 1,129 0
1982 1,110 1,110 0
1983 1,202 1,202 0
1984 1,549 1,538 11
1985 2,264 2,258 6
1986 3,233 3,223 10 #85 girl name
1987 5,146 5,130 16 #60 girl name
1988 7,162 7,140 22 #47 girl name
1989 9,073 9,043 30 #33 girl name
1990 11,277 11,261 16 #27 girl name
1991 10,691 10,675 16 #30 girl name
1992 10,174 10,163 11 #30 girl name
1993 11,050 11,030 20 #26 girl name
1994 10,610 10,602 8 #26 girl name
1995 10,111 10,099 12 #27 girl name
1996 11,031 11,021 10 #23 girl name
1997 12,665 12,646 19 #15 girl name
1998 13,718 13,709 9 #11 girl name
1999 14,049 14,035 14 #11 girl name
2000 13,567 13,552 15 #12 girl name
2001 13,278 13,265 13 #14 girl name
2002 12,861 12,842 19 #12 girl name
2003 12,753 12,743 10 #14 girl name
2004 12,147 12,102 45 #14 girl name
2005 10,899 10,882 17 #16 girl name
2006 10,178 10,169 9 #19 girl name
2007 11,274 11,257 17 #14 girl name
2008 9,640 9,626 14 #16 girl name
2009 7,957 7,950 7 #19 girl name
2010 6,985 6,978 7 #20 girl name
2011 6,006 6,001 5 #37 girl name
2012 5,078 5,078 0 #44 girl name
2013 4,190 4,185 5 #57 girl name
2014 3,806 3,798 8 #76 girl name

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alyssa" ranks #27 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 488 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1991. Across the entire United States a total of 10,691 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Alyssa popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Alyssa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Alyssa as well as things modernly associated with the name Alyssa such as celebrities named Alyssa.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Alyssa

The name "Alyssa" is of Greek origin, and it means "Rational". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alyssa Milano

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

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Alyssa Sutherland

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

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Alyssa Alps

Alyssa was born in 1969.

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Alyssa Chia

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

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Alyssa Shafer

Alyssa was born in 1998.

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Alyssa Love

Alyssa was born in 1976.

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Alternative Meanings

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Alyssa born May 23, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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