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Quick Facts on Julissa

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 440
Simple meaning:
Daughter of Jove + God is my oath

Characteristics of Julissa

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Julissa

Julissa is an interesting name. It appears to have been a late 20th century American invention created through the combination of Julie and Lisa, two hugely popular names of the 1960s and 70s. Julia comes from the old Roman family name Julius meaning ‘soft-haired, youthful’ and also ‘descended from Jove’ (Jove being another name for the Roman god Jupiter). Lisa, on the other hand, is a short form of Elizabeth which comes from the Hebrew meaning ‘God is my oath’. Julissa is therefore a modern invention used mainly in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Julissa

Julissa first appeared on the female naming charts in 1969. That just happened to be the year that Lisa was the #1 most popular girl’s name in America while Julie stood in impressive 12th place. It’s not surprising given American parents’ penchant for inventing names that Julissa would appear in that particular year. At first, the name did not see immediate success and in fact fell off the charts for most of the late 1970s and well into the 80s. The name successfully returned to the charts in the 1990s, but there was one make-or-break year for Julissa and that was 1997. That was the year that Texas wholeheartedly embraced this name and made it a Top 100 favorite in their state. The name catapulted on the charts nationwide that year, and yet it’s not clear why. Julissa had that one good year and now she’s back to lower levels of moderate use. It’s a cute name with a unique sound. We also find it ironically charming that Julissa combines a name from the pagan days of Rome (in homage to Jove) with a name that is distinctly monotheistic from the Bible, i.e., Elizabeth (God is my oath). It gives Julissa an unintended religious yin-yang quality. We like that.
Popularity of the Girl Name Julissa
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Julissa

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Julissa

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Julissa

    Julissa We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Julissa.

  • Popular Songs on Julissa

    Popular Songs on Julissa

    Julissa - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Julissa.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Julissa

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Julissa

    Julissa - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Julissa.

  • Famous People Named Julissa

    Famous People Named Julissa

    Famous People Named Julissa - Julissa Gomez (promising gymnast who died as a result of a vaulting accident); Julissa (Mexican actress); Julissa (Puerto Rican Christian singer)

  • Children of Famous People Named Julissa

    Children of Famous People Named Julissa

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Julissa - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Julissa.

  • Historic Figures

    Julissa - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Julissa - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Julissa.

Personality of the Girl Name Julissa

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Julissa

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