Alessa Name Meaning & Origin

Alessa

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Alexa:

A short form of Alexandra (defender or helper of mankind), Alexa is also bestowed as an independent given name and is thus derived from the Greek alexein (to defend, to help).

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Comments and insights on the name Alessa: | Edit

My mother decided to name me Alessa when she read a magazine article about someone named Alessandra; she just dropped the "ndra". I believe it is the Italian version of the name Alexa.

PRONOUNCED: ah-LES-sah

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People mispronounce it very often, either saying Alexa, Alyssa, Alexia, Alessia, etc. It is pronounced "uh-less-uh".

Nicknames for Alessa: | Edit

Allie
Lessa
Lessie

Meanings and history of the name Alessa: | Edit

Pet form of Italian Alessandra, meaning "defender of mankind"

Short form of ALESSANDRA

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Alessa Gillespie in the video game series Silent Hill.

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