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2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nyssa

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  • According to a user from United States, the name Nyssa is of Arabic origin and means "Woman".
  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Nyssa is of Greek origin and means "Beginning and ambition".
  • According to a user from Illinois, United States, the name Nyssa is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Pure".
Other origins: Korean

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  1. Tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside ponds
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  1. Indefinite plural of

Notable Persons Named Nyssa

Nyssa Raatko is a comics character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nyssa

Gregory of Nyssa was a saint. He holds the title Cappadocian Father. Gregory was born in 335 in Niksar. He breathed his last breath in 395.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 7 7 0
1971 5 5 0
1972 10 10 0
1973 7 7 0
1975 8 8 0
1977 8 8 0
1978 10 10 0
1979 13 13 0
1980 12 12 0
1981 8 8 0
1982 11 11 0
1983 22 22 0
1984 52 52 0
1985 59 59 0
1986 52 52 0
1987 57 57 0
1988 48 48 0
1989 56 56 0
1990 46 46 0
1991 53 53 0
1992 41 41 0
1993 42 42 0
1994 43 43 0
1995 45 45 0
1996 38 38 0
1997 43 43 0
1998 40 40 0
1999 22 22 0
2000 41 41 0
2001 35 35 0
2002 73 73 0
2003 109 109 0
2004 76 76 0
2005 65 65 0
2006 58 58 0
2007 45 45 0
2008 40 40 0
2009 34 34 0
2010 23 23 0
2011 29 29 0
2012 26 26 0
2013 23 23 0
2014 26 26 0
2015 24 24 0
2016 40 40 0
2017 36 36 0

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Popularity of Nyssa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Nyssa

  • How Popular is the name Nyssa? Nyssa is the 7,641st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nyssa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,661 babies born with the first name Nyssa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nyssa to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nyssa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Nyssa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nyssa is Wednesday, January 13th, 1960.
  • What year had the most people named Nyssa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nyssa was in 2003 with a total of 109 babies.
  • Random Nyssa Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nyssa is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Nyssa: Your name in reverse order is Assyn. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ssyan. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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