Alyssa

Given Name Alyssa

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ə-LIS-ə

Meaning & History
Variant of ALICIA. The spelling has probably been influenced by that of the alyssum flower, the name of which is derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with λυσσα (lyssa) “madness, rabies”, since it was believed to cure madness.


Given Name Alyssa

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ə-LIS-ə

Meaning & History
Variant of ALICIA. The spelling has probably been influenced by that of the alyssum flower, the name of which is derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with λυσσα (lyssa) “madness, rabies”, since it was believed to cure madness.

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