Quick Facts on Alisa
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ah-LEE-sah; or ah-LIS-ah
Etymology & Historical Origin - Alisa
Alisa (Алиса) is the Russian form of Alice. It is also considered a less popular spelling of Alyssa and Alissa in the United States. In all cases, though, these names developed from Alice. Alice is an off-shoot from the Old French Aalis/Adelais which were ultimately derived from the Germanic Adalheidis (Adelaide), composed of the elements “adal” (noble) and “heid” (kind, type). Adaheidis is one of those ancient Germanic names which has given birth to scores of other female names since medieval times: Adele, Alice, Alison, Alicia, Alissa and even Heidi are among them. Alisa is currently a Top 10 favorite baby girl’s name in Russia, but it remains less favored in the United States (compared to Alyssa and Alissa). In fact, in America, both Alicia and Alyssa are really modern, 20th century versions of the older medieval Alice/Alison names.
Popularity of the Name Alisa
Alisa first appeared on the U.S. Top 1000 list in 1953 which, oddly enough, predates her more popular sisters Alyssa (1963) and Alissa (1966). In all cases, this name has very modern roots in America. Alyssa is by far and away the most preferred spelling of the name (in fact 90% of the parents out there opt for Alyssa and only 7% for Alissa). In fact, Alyssa is even more popular than both Alice and Alicia now, and she’s a Top 50 neck-and-neck favorite alongside Allison. The spelling of Alisa, however, is barely hanging on to the Top 1000 list (ranked #967 in 2012).
Popularity of the Girl Name Alisa
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Alisa
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Alisa
Alisa We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Alisa.
Popular Songs on Alisa
Alisa - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Alisa.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Alisa
Алиса в Стране чудес (Lewis Carroll) - Alice in Wonderland. Russian Edition. История о маленькой девочке Алисе, которая однажды в летний день побежала за белым кроликом и неожиданно оказалась в волшебной стране, продолжает увлекать читателей уже почти полтора века. Она была написана в 1864 году Чарльзом Лютвиджем Доджсоном - английским писателем, поэтом, математиком и философом. При публикации книги Доджсон взял себе псевдоним - Льюис Кэрролл. В данное издание вошли иллюстрации Джона Тенниела. В основу текста лег перевод 1911 года Александры Николаевны Рождественской.
Famous People Named Alisa
Famous People Named Alisa - Alisa Kleybanova (Russian tennis player); Alisa Drei (Russian figure skater); Alisa Mizuki (Japanese singer/actress); Alisa Camplin (Australian Olympic aerial skier); Alisa Agafonova (Ukrainian figure skater); Alisa Galliamova (Russian chess player); Alisa Freindlich (Russian actress)
Children of Famous People Named Alisa
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Alisa - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Alisa.
Alisa - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Alisa - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Alisa.
Personality of the Girl Name Alisa
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Alisa