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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 50% (1 votes)
How to pronounce ali 50% (1 votes)


Both are pronounced ah-LEE-suh
posted by guest :: 2011-09-07 17:43:40 | report

I prefer Alissa, it looks softer and cleaner to me, lol. Both are okay though.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-07 17:46:06 | 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 :: 2011-09-07 17:49:33 | report
I say ah-liss-uh for both. I prefer Alissa.
posted by Meghan<3 :: 2011-09-07 17:52:22 | report
I pronounce Alyssa like A lease ah and Alissa like Ah liss ah
posted by guest :: 2011-09-07 18:14:29 | report
I pronounce both the same. Ah-liss-ah
posted by guest :: 2011-09-07 18:23:00 | 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 guest: Kay :: 2011-09-07 18:41:09 | 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 guest: ALISSA :: 2012-07-23 10:37:08 | report
My name is Alyssa but we pronounce it Ah lish Ah.
posted by guest: Lisha :: 2013-11-06 20:03:30 | 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 guest: Stacey :: 2013-12-21 00:39:42 | 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 guest: Alyssa :: 2014-08-27 21:22:20 | 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 :: 2015-01-01 20:44:44 | report
My name is Alyssa and its pronounced A lays sah.
posted by guest: Sa :: 2015-06-10 11:15:56 | 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 guest: Sakura :: 2016-02-28 18:26:54 | 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 guest: ALEESA :: 2016-04-16 07:33:45 | 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 guest: Alyssa Marie :: 2016-08-10 17:37:28 | report
My name is Elisa and I pronounce it uh-liss-uh. My full name is Elisabeth.
posted by guest: Elisa :: 2016-10-24 13:16:19 | report

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