Elyssa Name Meaning & Origin

Elyssa

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being an Elyssa I can tell you that I pronounce mine as E - lee - sa. and whoever hears it cannot spell it and whoever sees it cannot say it. its a bind.

I love this name and this particular spelling (Elyssa), but I much prefer it pronounced as Ellissa (rhyming with Melissa). I wanted to call my daughter this name as I thought it was really pretty and unusual but am unsure now after reading all the issues with spelling/pronouncing it. I also have an unusual name which people constantly struggle with so don't know if I want to put that onto my daughter.

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I am Elyssa. My Mom saw the name in the TV guide and liked it so she decided she was going to name her first daughter the name Elyssa. As most of you have said no one knows how to pronounce it and spell it. I have grown up most of my life being called Elise. I pronounce my name (ee-lys-uh). I have always like the name because it is different and not like my little sisters name Amy. I really don't know much about the name or many others with the name.

My daughter is Elyssa Laine, we liked the name, but not with the traditional A spelling.

I am Elyssa. I feel like I am the only one as I have never come across another person with the same spelling. I have only recently found the name in a babybook with meanings. I have a harsh surname though and I am not found of the two together. I would love to know other Elyssa's, famous or characters. I would love to know where my mum picked it from

I'm Elyssa (ee-LIHS-uh) Christine - always disliked my name as a kid, but am glad now to not be a Tiffany or Samantha like I desperately wanted. No one can seem to spell or pronounce it correctly, so I usually go by Lyss. My husband happily discovered that Elyssa spelled backwards is like "Lassie" in pig latin. So if that doesn't make it a great name, I don't know what could.

I named my daughter Elyssa in 2004. We pronounce it El-lys-sa. I loved the name Alyssa but didn't something so popular so my husband suggested using an E. It's more popular than I thought, oh well.

I love this name but can understand why you get the different pronunciations as I work for a company called 'Elysium' and everyone pronounces it differently.
The 1st way is with the 'E' being pronounced like at the start of Elephant), so; E-Lee-sium
The 2nd way is E-liss-ium
The 3rd way is il-ease-ium
And
The 4th way is E-Liz-ium
I find it a bit annoying to say the least!

Nicknames for Elyssa: | Edit

Lys, Lyss, Lyssa , Lyssie, Lyssi, Ellie, Essie

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Elyssa Davalos was an American television and movie actress. She is the daughter of actor Richard Davalos and the mother of actress Alexa Davalos, from her marriage to photographer Jeff Dunas.

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