Alyssa

Alyssa - A unique female name



  Jul 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alyssa, meaning noble, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1959 on position #1854. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alyssa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alyssa? 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 Alyssa. The baby girl name Alyssa was given to 5,046 baby girls in 2012, ranking #44 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 280 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alyssa peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1998 on position 11.



Famous with this name

Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Lynch
Alyssa Sutherland


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Rating: 5/5 (49 people)


Alyssa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alyssa is currently topping the baby name charts in Florida at position #22 - and is the least popular in Iowa at position #160.

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 Alyssa is where you live.


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Alyssa origin and meaning

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

Similar to Alyssa

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

Alice / Alexis / Alicia / Alexa / Alisha / Alexia / Alissa / 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
201244
201137
201020
200919
200816
200714
200619
200516
200414
200314
200212
200114
200012
199911
199811
199715
199623
199527
199426
199326
199230
199130
199027
198933
198847
198760
198686
1985129
1984180
1983210
1982230
1981227
1980216
1979220
1978292
1977310
1976326
1975376
1974425
1973432
1972525
1971501
1970471
1969512
1968674
1967821
1966814
1965880
1964924
1963967
19621155
19611089
1960996
19591854

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Florida22
California27
Arkansas27
New Mexico29
Kentucky30
Hawaii32
West Virginia34
Arizona35
Mississippi35
Texas35
Alabama35
Louisiana38
New Jersey39
North Carolina44
Tennessee45
Georgia46
South Carolina47
Illinois47
Colorado50
Indiana50
New York52
Nevada53
Virginia54
Connecticut55
Pennsylvania57
Oregon59
Missouri64
Oklahoma65
Washington66
Maryland68
Michigan69
Alaska72
Delaware75
North Dakota80
Ohio83
South Dakota85
Wisconsin86
Massachusetts87
Maine93
Utah96
District of Columbia101
Idaho106
Nebraska106
Kansas126
New Hampshire139
Minnesota143
Montana145
Rhode Island152
Iowa160

Even more about Alyssa


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 Alyssa a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Alyssa?

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
1998
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Alyssa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 280
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1959
2012 births +5,046

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