Nissa Name Meaning & Origin
Anissa, Nisha, Nyssa
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Nissa has many separate origins: a form of the Indian name Nisha ("night"), a form of the Hebrew Nissim "wonders," or the Arabic word for woman. Or simply a modern English invention!
Nissa is also a Norwegian name. Meaning, "Mischievous Elf" or "Christmas Elf" In Norway and Sweden countries, the people celebrate 'Nissaman' during Christmas by putting Milk in the Attic for the 'Nissaman'. Nissaman are very Mischevious and stories say, "Who spilled the cats milk?" "The Nissaman did."
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My Daughters name is Nissa. I picked her name out when I was 13 yrs old. I had seen a movie called the forbidden dance. Made in the 80's. Nissa was a rain forest princess trying to save her forest from being tore down. I am not sure of the actresses name though. But I knew when I heard the name that 13 yrs later I would name my daughter that. I have never met anyone else with her name.