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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alissa

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  • According to a user from Virginia, United States, the name Alissa is of German origin and means "Noble one; nobility".
  • A user from Canada says the name Alissa is of English origin and means "Noble".

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Alissa

Alissa White-Gluz is a melodic death metal, metalcore, and deathcore singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Alissa was born on July 31st, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Alissa Czisny is a figure skater.

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Alissa Quart is a journalist, author, and poet. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Alissa was born in 1972 in New York City.

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How popular is the baby name Alissa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1948 9 9 0
1949 5 5 0
1950 16 16 0
1952 12 12 0
1953 8 8 0
1954 21 21 0
1955 17 17 0
1956 23 23 0
1957 19 19 0
1958 42 42 0
1959 45 45 0
1960 44 44 0
1961 54 54 0
1962 45 45 0
1963 81 81 0
1964 92 92 0
1965 92 92 0
1966 131 131 0
1967 195 195 0
1968 235 235 0
1969 276 276 0
1970 358 358 0
1971 331 331 0
1972 301 301 0
1973 372 372 0
1974 340 340 0
1975 381 381 0
1976 406 406 0
1977 506 506 0
1978 543 536 7
1979 1,095 1,090 5
1980 951 944 7
1981 854 848 6
1982 789 789 0
1983 744 744 0
1984 797 797 0
1985 823 823 0
1986 828 828 0
1987 753 753 0
1988 780 780 0
1989 903 897 6
1990 998 998 0
1991 959 959 0
1992 1,035 1,035 0
1993 1,086 1,086 0
1994 1,078 1,078 0
1995 999 999 0
1996 1,073 1,073 0
1997 1,223 1,223 0
1998 1,231 1,231 0
1999 1,121 1,121 0
2000 1,156 1,156 0
2001 1,096 1,096 0
2002 1,034 1,034 0
2003 1,062 1,062 0
2004 955 955 0
2005 849 849 0
2006 859 859 0
2007 1,011 1,011 0
2008 730 730 0
2009 688 688 0
2010 583 583 0
2011 474 474 0
2012 415 415 0
2013 373 373 0
2014 321 321 0
2015 287 287 0
2016 223 223 0
2017 222 222 0

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Popularity of Alissa as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alissa U.S.
  White 87.93% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alissa

People with the last name Alissa are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Alissa

  • How Popular is the name Alissa? Alissa is the 1,203rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Alissa was the 143,149th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,458 babies born with the first name Alissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alissa to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Alissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alissa is Monday, January 10th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Alissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alissa was in 1998 with a total of 1,231 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alissa!
  • Random Alissa Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alissa ranks 87th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Alissa: Your name in reverse order is Assila. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Islsaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alissa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 116 people with the last name Alissa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alissa? Alissa is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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