Elissa Name Meaning & Origin

Elissa

Pronunciation: eh-LI-sə (key)

Origin of the name Alyssa:

A variant of Alicia (nobility), Alyssa is alternatively derived from the alyssum flower.

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Alyssa, Elisa

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Comments and insights on the name Elissa: | Edit

I know two Elissas (spelled this way) and both are Jewish. I was wondering if it's a Hebrew name.
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I know a Jewish Elissa aswell, but I don't think it's Hebrew.

Personal experiences with the name Elissa: | Edit

My name is Elissa but everyone pronounces it like Alyssa. I say BEYOTCH MY NAME IS ELISSA EMPHASIZE THE E. Said like EE-liss-uh

Nicknames for Elissa: | Edit

Elle- (L), Lissy, Lissie, Lissa, Lis

Meanings and history of the name Elissa: | Edit

Coming from 'Elizabeth' or 'Elisabeth' this name means 'Oath of God'. When taken from the Greek language it means 'Of the Blessed Isles'.

Famous real-life people named Elissa: | Edit

Elissa, Lebanese singer
Elissa, Canadian singer
Elissa Knight, American voice actress
Elissa Landi, European-American film & stage actress of the 1920s & 30s
Elissa Reilly Slater, Contestant on Big Brother 15

Elissa in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dido, the queen of Carthage in Greek and Roman mythology (in some sources she is also known as Elissa)
Elissa, one of the seven women occurring as narrators in Giovanni Boccaccio's "The Decameron"
Elissa Cassidy, character in House at the End of the Street(film)-played by Jennifer Lawrence

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