The name Alyssa is a girl's name of English origin meaning "noble". Alyssa is ranked #133 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Popular Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name your child using alliteration.".
From the experts:
Alyssa was in the Top 20 from 1997-2010 and peaked as the 11th most popular girls’ name in 1998 and 1999 but has become less popular in recent years. It's related to the flower alyssum as well as to the classic Alice and variants. Alyssa Milano helped give it a bounce back when she was still a child sitcom star.