Today's Top 25 Names for Boys and Girls - Alyssa

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.

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