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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Alysa
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Alysa in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Alysa:
Records indicate that 4,132 girls in the United States have been named Alysa since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2001, when 324 people in the U.S. were given the name Alysa. Those people are now 19 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Alysa
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1 Positive Comment
"Lovely. I think I'll name my daughter Alysa Susanna once she is born." Jul. 25, 2007:
2 Negative Comments
"My grandmother thought "Alysa" (rhymes with Lisa) was a pretty and unique name: unfortunately, in reality no-one can pronounce it properly.
Upon reading it (or even after hearing the name spoken!) everyone assumes it's said as "Alyssa", "Aliza", "Alisha", or some other variant. In all my years, I have yet to meet someone who actually says it right without being corrected.
I appreciate that it's unusual, but as a kid it really got on my nerves that nobody called me by my real name. What good is an uncommon name that everyone confuses with a more popular one? It's hard on one's self-identity.
On the other hand, a positive aspect is that it doesn't rhyme with (or look like) any insults. I got teased a lot less than other children thanks to that." Sep. 6, 2010:
"I was named after an Alys (parents tacked an 'a' onto the end). Nobody can spell it and I frequently have to get documents and accounts updated because somebody tacked on an extra 's'. I've had it mispronounced in all imaginable ways from Alissa to Elijah and only rarely do people pronounce it correctly their first try. If you're considering this name, save your daughter a lot of trouble and just add a second 's'." Jun. 21, 2010:
1 Neutral Comment
"My parents named me Alysa because they wanted to call me "Aly" for short, but they thought that Alexandra and Allison were too common. I love my name, and I think it's beautiful, but I've been responding to the names Alissa, Alicia, Alice, Alisha, and even Alexa since I was 9 because EVERYONE that I encounter mispronounces it." Aug. 4, 2007:
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