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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Elissa
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Elissa in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Elissa:
Records indicate that 13,451 girls in the United States have been named Elissa since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1979, when 408 people in the U.S. were given the name Elissa. Those people are now 40 years old.
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Comments about the name Elissa
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14 Positive Comments
"I love that name mainly because it is mine and barely anybody can say it right I have the same problems as these people it is annoying even my sister said it wrong once and she's older than me 😡😡 it's so unique it's not as popular as other name bit it's great at least we know that are name is from Greek time and people didn't like it but know look at us were a group with over 13000 people called elissa so well done for spreading the name!!! xoxo elissa" Feb. 10, 2019:
"Named my daughter Elissa (Melissa without the M)she loves her name and finds it hilarious how many people get it wrong, most people call her Elle or Ellie. she's a teenager now and still loves her name as it's unique." Jan. 24, 2017:
"I am Elissa since 1959...mispronounced and misspelled all the time, but it is my name and I love it. After all these years I have given up and just answer to anything close. But I have giggled on many an occasion when folks have told me I'm mispronouncing it. 🤗 Lisa with a long E in front." Dec. 31, 2016:
"I just called my baby girl elissa. She is only 5weeks old and lots of people are already saying her name wrong, even grandparents and its reallly annoying. 😡😩😖😤
I say it Like melissa with out the m" Feb. 19, 2016:
"I love my name. I have heard my name pronounced so many ways: "Alyssa, Elsie, Elsia, Alice, Alicia, Elisha, Alysia, Elsa" I don't even bother to correct people anymore. If it sounds like my name I will answer to it. I see it get spelled wrong all the time. I always have to spell it out for them or just tell them to call me by my middle name. My name is actually pronounced as "E-lih-suh". I'm always told that it's unique and pretty so that always makes me happy. I don't think I would ever change my name." Nov. 28, 2015:
"I named my 4 mo old daughter Elissa Marilee - I was unsure about it at first (we didn't know gender) but I love the way it looks written and it's a pretty name that is neither weird or super common. Everyone does tend to cal her E-Lisa or Alyssa but we also say it like Melissa without the m. I thought since it's so similar to Melissa there wouldn't be so much mispronunciation but I stil like it. Even my grandmother approves ha ha." Aug. 24, 2015:
"I love my name and I love that I'm the only one I know with the name. Everyone mispronounces the name. When I was younger it really upset me as an adult it's become comical. I love to her people try to pronounce it. Most commonly people pronounce it Alyssa. When I was a kid there were no personalized items for sale with my name but you can find it now online. I've been told there is a famous Arabic singer who is named Elissa" Jul. 16, 2014:
"My sister is Elissa. She likes her name, but often has problems with people pronouncing it wrong. She even had someone tell her that she both spells and pronounces her name wrong ... some people are too opinionated. We've always called her Ee-lis-sa, but most people call her alissa or elisa. Most people don't spell it right either. I recently met a lady in her 30s, my sister is early 20s, whose name is Elissa, but she pronounces it Alissa." Feb. 2, 2009:
"my daughter is called Elissa born in 1999. her name is pronounced "Elisa". she loves her name and and wouldn't change it for the world. People sometimes call her Alicia or Elisha which is quite frustrating." Nov. 27, 2008:
"I love my name. The only thing I don't like about it is that people don't pronounce it right, even when I tell them it's Melissa without the M.. lol.
My family calls me E-Lissa, or E-lisser. :P
I used to be the only one name Elissa (all various ways of spelling it) but I'm starting to meet more, of course they are younger than I am though.
I was born in 1986, and I was named after the tall ship "ELISSA", it was interesting because my mother was named after a Naval ship." Oct. 8, 2008:
"Elissa is my name. And yes people misspronounce it all the time. Only a few pronounce it correctly. I do like my name and I wouldn't change it if I could. I was born in 1980. My sister picked out my name:)" Feb. 4, 2008:
"My name is Elissa, I love my name. As I'm from England I'm like the only one!
Bad thing is people call me eliza or alicia grrr" Feb. 1, 2008:
"my name is elissa i was born in 1994. most people pronounce it elise or eeeeeeeeeelissssseeee" Dec. 14, 2007:
"That's my name, and I hate it when people oftan call me "Elisa" and spell my name "Alissa" and "Alyssa" it's ANNOYING! > . <" Jul. 16, 2006:
9 Neutral Comments
"My name is also Elissa. I'm so proud of it. My nickname is Lis." Jan. 2, 2018:
"My name is Elissa and most people get it wrong. I pronounce it Uh-lee-suh. I have met only a handful of people with this name and all were pronounced differently." Jun. 22, 2016:
"Elissa is my middle name and I liked it when I said my 2 names together but if someone had to read it they mispronounced it. I'm called E-Lisa. My last name was more difficult for people so I didn't worry about the middle name." Jun. 7, 2015:
"My name is Elissa, I also tell people it's Melissa without the M, but they act like what I said was so confusing!! I hate when people can't pronounce it, I don't know what is so hard about it!! My family calls me Lissa-Lou, and much more. I love my name!!" Jan. 13, 2015:
"My name is Elissa and I can't stand when people pronounce my name wrong so when people ask me my name I just Say Alyssa because that's what everyone calls me anyway" May. 12, 2012:
"My name is Elissa ( I pronounce it a-lee-sa). I was names after the actress Elissa Landi. Just wanted to let you know there is actually a site called Elissa's Unite that has a lot of fun stuff on it. The mispronunciation of my name has run the gamut including Elsie & it always amazes me how, even people who know me & have seen my name, can misspell it!" Jan. 25, 2010:
"I LOVE THAT NAME! That is what I want to name my daughter!" Oct. 4, 2009:
"my daugther is Elissa and she is 9. We pronouce it like Alyssa or Elisa. She loves her name and many people think it's a sweet name." Feb. 12, 2009:
"my name is also "Elissa". Many people havn't seen my name before
and by also mispronounce it
but I like my name
and it is more unique than "Alyssa"" Sep. 24, 2008:
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