Alissa

Alissa - A very unique female name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alissa, meaning noble, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1952 on position #1734. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alissa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alissa? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Alissa. The baby girl name Alissa was given to 374 baby girls in 2012, ranking #669 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,779 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alissa peaked in popularity 40 years ago in 1979 on position 235.



Famous with this name

Alissa Skovbye
Alissa M. Kantrow
Alissa Wilms


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Alissa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alissa is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #303 - and is the least popular in Pennsylvania at position #1,102.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Alissa is where you live.


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Alissa origin and meaning

Alissa is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means noble. To see famous people named Alissa, pop culture references for the name Alissa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alissa

We've found the following names that sound similar to Alissa, sorted by popularity.

Alice / Alexis / Alyssa / Alicia / Alexa / Alisha / Alexia / Alisa / Alexus / Alyce /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012669
2011608
2010518
2009451
2008431
2007331
2006373
2005365
2004331
2003291
2002300
2001285
2000274
1999279
1998248
1997242
1996267
1995275
1994261
1993253
1992271
1991294
1990279
1989293
1988321
1987324
1986298
1985299
1984302
1983313
1982311
1981284
1980265
1979235
1978393
1977414
1976471
1975481
1974516
1973486
1972574
1971555
1970547
1969606
1968644
1967699
1966897
19651160
19641117
19631275
19621373
19611823
19601486
19591667
19581546
19572136
19542032
19521734

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia303
Arizona406
Oklahoma419
Ohio512
Kentucky513
Tennessee519
North Carolina531
Michigan538
Colorado580
Louisiana594
New York609
Arkansas619
Georgia645
California666
Utah694
Washington694
Illinois700
New Jersey738
Oregon742
Maryland760
Florida761
Indiana785
Texas793
Wisconsin802
South Carolina808
Virginia808
Massachusetts810
Alabama825
Pennsylvania1102

Even more about Alissa


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Alissa a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alissa?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1979
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Alissa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,779
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1952
2012 births +374

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