Alyssa is a currently popular feminine given name with multiple origins.

As used in western countries, the name is usually derived from the name of the flower alyssum. The name of the flower derives from the Greek roots a- ("not") and lyssum (insane); the flower was formerly thought to cure skin diseases. It shares many variants in common with the name Alice and is occasionally considered a form of that name as well.

It has been a popular name in the United States, where it ranked as the 19th most popular name given to baby girls born in 2009, having ranked among the top 100 names for girls since 1986 and among the top 20 names since 1997.

Alissa/Alisa and Elissa (Arabic: اليسار / ALA-LC: Alīssār; اليسا / Alīssā; عليسا ‘Alīssā; عليسة / ‘Alīssah) are variations of the name of Queen Elissa, the founder of Carthage, and is used in Middle Eastern countries. The name Elissa is likely a variant of the Phoenician name Elishat, meaning "wanderer".

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Alyssa (disambiguation)
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Look In My Heart
... Look In My Heart is Alyssa Milano's first album, released March 21, 1989, when she was 16 years old ... Look In My Heart, that included the three videos and a short documentary entitled "Alyssa's Backstage Memories" ... After the credits roll, Alyssa's Japanese commercial for pasta can be seen - she is singing "Look In My Heart" in the commercial ...
Alyssa Moy - Fictional Character Biography
... Alyssa Moy has been a seldom used character since her creation and has been associated almost exclusively with the Fantastic Four ... In another instance, Alyssa and Franklin Richards face down the extra-dimensional threat of the Warwolves, who pursue them through the New York City ... Alyssa witnesses the wolves killing at least one police officer, a sight she tries to shield Franklin from ...
Miyu Greer - My Otome Anime
... She travels with a small bird named Alyssa (who shares her HiME counterpart's hairstyle) ... She was apparently created by My-Otome's version of Alyssa Sears in the past in order to deal with the presence of the Ultimate Black Diamond that Nina Wáng uses ... It also appears that she watches over Alyssa's descendants, including Arika (whose hair she sees as glowing like Alyssa's when she used her HiME powers), and divulges ...