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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Lys"sa
Hydrophobia.

Note: ☞ The plural ( Lyssæ) has been used to signify the pustules supposed to be developed under the tongue in hydrophobia.

Etymology: NL. See Lytta

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  1. An acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
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Shortened form of Alyssa.

  1. A female given name

Lyssa was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Lyssa

Lyssa Rae Chapman is a bounty hunter, bail bondsman, businessperson, celebrity, bounty hunter(former), bail bondswoman(former), business owner, and television personality. She was most active from 2005 to present. Lyssa was born on June 10th, 1987 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. Lyssa is also known as Baby Lyssa and Lyssa Chapman-Galan.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1947 6 6 0
1948 5 5 0
1952 5 5 0
1953 6 6 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 7 7 0
1957 6 6 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 12 12 0
1961 7 7 0
1962 6 6 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 8 8 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 9 9 0
1967 10 10 0
1968 10 10 0
1969 10 10 0
1970 15 15 0
1971 12 12 0
1972 13 13 0
1973 11 11 0
1974 7 7 0
1975 6 6 0
1976 13 13 0
1977 15 15 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 6 6 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 13 13 0
1983 19 19 0
1984 46 46 0
1985 68 68 0
1986 52 52 0
1987 59 59 0
1988 46 46 0
1989 41 41 0
1990 43 43 0
1991 51 51 0
1992 80 80 0
1993 52 52 0
1994 37 37 0
1995 30 30 0
1996 36 36 0
1997 34 34 0
1998 21 21 0
1999 31 31 0
2000 37 37 0
2001 29 29 0
2002 26 26 0
2003 31 31 0
2004 22 22 0
2005 26 26 0
2006 25 25 0
2007 27 27 0
2008 23 23 0
2009 21 21 0
2010 20 20 0
2011 35 35 0
2012 22 22 0
2013 16 16 0
2014 12 12 0
2015 12 12 0
2016 12 12 0
2017 9 9 0

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Popularity of Lyssa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Lyssa

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  • How Popular is the name Lyssa? Lyssa is the 8,331st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lyssa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,445 babies born with the first name Lyssa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lyssa to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lyssa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Lyssa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lyssa is Saturday, March 3rd, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Lyssa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lyssa was in 1992 with a total of 80 babies.
  • Random Lyssa Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lyssa is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Lyssa: Your name in reverse order is Assyl. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsasy. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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