Popularity today: #14
Style: Lacy and Lissome
Nicknames: Aly, Lissa
Variants: Alissa, Allyssa, Alysa, Elissa
Sisters: Brianna, Alexis, Ariana, Kayla, Marissa
Brothers: Jordan, Dylan, Austin, Hunter, Chase
Alyssa and its many variants are generally described as variants of Alicia. They're better understood as a phenomenon in their own right '- an attempt to capture the very essence of lacy femininity in a name. The less traditional the spelling, the lacier.