Alisa Meaning and Origin

Alisa is a girl’s name of Hebrew, Russian origin meaning “great happiness”. In Hebrew, Alisa is considered a variant of the name Alyssa, which means “joy” or “great happiness.” Alisa could also be a variant of the name Alice, which is derived from the Old French name “Adelais” and the Germanic name “Adalheidis.” It is more commonly found in Eastern European countries like Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Alisa is a popular name in Russia. It gained popularity due to the influence of a well-known Russian rock band called “Alisa,” formed in the 1980s. Variations of the name Alisa include Alicia, Alyssa, Alyssia, Alissa, Elisa, and Eliza.

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