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The first name 

Alysa is a first name for girls.

When two girls called Alysa meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Alysa is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 3 out of 100,000 girls have been named Alysa. In the SmartGenius ranking, Alysa is #3,407 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Alysa.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Alysa -
keeping with the times

Alysa is a fairly recent phenomenon. In the past, the name wasn't really on the radar of expectant parents. Then, unexpectedly, Alysa cried out for attention, reaching its peak in popularity at #705 in our SmartGenius statistics in the year 2001. People over 50 probably didn't have classmates named Alysa, for there were many years in which not a single parent chose this first name for their daughter. Although it also has never been in the top 100 of most popular first names, Alysa seems to have been in vogue for a while, especially since the beginning of the new millennium.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Alysa was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Alysa in 2022 – for some parents the most beautiful name in the world

19 babies were named Alysa in 2022 - that's 1 in 7,801,679 newborn girls. With this number, the girls' name Alysa ranked 5,448 in our SmartGenius first name statistics in 2022, the most recent year for which records are available.

Alysa -
special, but at home in many states

You may not know anyone named Alysa, but there’s a good chance you live in the same state as someone with that name. In fact, 37 states are home to women and girls named Alysa. (To be fair, a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s entirely possible that there are still a few women and girls named Alysa living in one state or another. If your name is Alysa and you live outside of the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). And while the first name is present in many states, it is still not one of the popular ones. In Arizona, which has the most people named Alysa relative to the population, you still have to ask 12,581 women and girls their names before you hear Alysa as an answer just once.

Alysa has 5 letters 
and begins with an A

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter A is the most popular first letter for girls’ names. 11.8% of all common girls’ names in the US start with this letter. The second most common first letter in girls' names is S.

With five letters, the name Alysa is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 11.8% of all girls' names start with an A, this initial letter occurs over three times as often as all other letters on average. And, by the way, of all the girls' names that begin with the letter A, the name Ashley is the most common.

Other names with 
A, l, y, s and a

If you take all the letters in the name Alysa – A, l, y, s and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Alyas or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Alysa

If your name is Alysa and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Alysa

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Alysa, you can simply say:






This is how the name Alysa is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Alysa in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Alysa

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Alysa is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Alysa

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Alysa sounds like this: