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Origin: Israel
Region Origin: Western Asia

Alyssa is a girl's given name with a Greek origin, meaning "rational" or "noble". It is derived from the name "Alysson," which also means "noble" and "rational". The name is associated with the medicinal flower alyssum, which was once thought to cure madness. Alyssa is a variant of Alice and is comprised of a negative prefix, "lyssa," meaning "madness" or "rabies". The name Alyssa has been popular in various cultures, including Irish, Greek, and Arabic, and has been used as a diminutive of Alicia and Alice.

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