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How to pronounce Alyssa vs. How to pronounce Alissa

How do you pronounce Alyssa and Alissa. Are they pronounced the same? And if they are, which spelling do you like better? Thanks alot.

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How To Pronounce Aly


How To Pronounce Ali


Poll created: Sep 07, 2011
Total Votes: 2


Both are pronounced ah-LEE-suh
posted by guest :: Sep 07, 2011 05:43 PM | report

I prefer Alissa, it looks softer and cleaner to me, lol. Both are okay though.
posted by guest :: Sep 07, 2011 05:46 PM | report
I would pronounce them both the same.
but I much prefer the spelling of Alyssa!
(Also,I disagree with the first comment,for ah-lee-suh I would go with the spelling Alisa)
posted by guest :: Sep 07, 2011 05:49 PM | report
I say ah-liss-uh for both. I prefer Alissa.
posted by Meghan<3 :: Sep 07, 2011 05:52 PM | report
I pronounce Alyssa like A lease ah and Alissa like Ah liss ah
posted by guest :: Sep 07, 2011 06:14 PM | report
I pronounce both the same. Ah-liss-ah
posted by guest :: Sep 07, 2011 06:23 PM | report
I’d pronounced them both Ah-liss-ah but I’ve heard people say it Ah-lee-sah by accident a couple times. My favorite spelling is Allissa because no one ever pronouces that spelling wrong.
posted by Kay :: Sep 07, 2011 06:41 PM | report
Uh. my name IS Alissa, and it IS pronounced A LEE SAH as the first post says. If you research the origin it actually comes from Hebrew and IS A LEE SAH, however recently i’ve noticed all the name sites have changed it to germanic origins and are telling you to pronounce it a liss ah which is alYssa. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. My best friends name since i was 6 months old is AlYssa (liss) and I am Alissa, (lee).
posted by ALISSA :: Jul 23, 2012 10:37 AM | report
My name is Alyssa but we pronounce it Ah lish Ah.
posted by Lisha :: Nov 06, 2013 08:03 PM | report
My 8 month old is Alyssa and we pronounce it Ah-liss-ah but very often people call her ah-lee-sa( even the priest at her baptism until I quietly corrected him). and we get ah lisha too which I didnt understand why until the last post.
posted by Stacey :: Dec 21, 2013 12:39 AM | report
My name is spelled Alyssa and it’s pronounced Uh-lee-suh. Everyone in America pronounces it Uh-liss-Uh, but in other countries they pronouce it correctly. I wish it was spelled Allysa.
posted by Alyssa :: Aug 27, 2014 09:22 PM | report
My name is Alissa and it is a soft vowel followed by two consonants. Just like Melissa but with an A instead. One "s" makes it a hard vowel.
posted by guest :: Jan 01, 2015 08:44 PM | report
My name is Alyssa and its pronounced A lays sah.
posted by Sa :: Jun 10, 2015 11:15 AM | report
I think people from other countries pronounce it differently. My name is Alyssa but is pronounced as ah-lay-suh, most people pronounce it as uh-lee-suh or as uh-liss-uh, it kind of made me think that Alice is a better option.
posted by Sakura :: Feb 28, 2016 06:26 PM | report
Born 1960. Named Alyssa, pronounced uh-lee-sah. My young mother to be fell in love with the name from a magazine ad for the Alyssa bridal dresses. I like my name!
posted by ALEESA :: Apr 16, 2016 07:33 AM | report
My name is Alyssa(Named after Alyssa Milano), pronounced uh-liss-uh but I find a lot of people that have Spanish as their first language pronounce it Uh-Lisa (including my older family members) and ve had others pronounce it Uh-lie-za even after it tell them how I pronounce it and where my mom got it from. I love my name and I like how it’s spelled on my birth certificate but if you want to name your child Alyssa or Alissa or anything of that matter, they might have a problem when it comes to pronunciation as they get older.
posted by Alyssa Marie :: Aug 10, 2016 05:37 PM | report
My name is Elisa and I pronounce it uh-liss-uh. My full name is Elisabeth.
posted by Elisa :: Oct 24, 2016 01:16 PM | report

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