Nysa is from Greek mythology. When the god Dionysus was being hidden from Hera he was fostered by rain nymphs on Mt. Nysa. Looking up the name Nysa usually gives the result of the meaning "the goal." I enjoy having an unusual name, even if it isn't always pronounced right. BTW the pronunciation is with a long I & the "a" sounds like uh.

My daughter's name is also Greek & it means princess, it was used to refer to the royal court of the fey. The name of the fairy queen in Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights dream is the Anglo version of this name, Titania. Her name is pronounced Tee -an(a like in the word awful)-uh.

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Jun. 12, 2008 at 2:38 AM

So Nysa is you real life name, not just your screen name?

 Mine is Lisa (duh) which was the most popular name of the year I was born.  It is a diminutive of Elizabeth, which is Hebrew for God's promise.  My mother was a diabetic and was advised to not have children, but I think she wanted to so badly that when she did, she was very thankful for God's gift of a healthy baby.

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Jun. 12, 2008 at 10:57 AM Yep Nysa is my name, I wasn't very creative in coming up with a screen name. I had never heard that Lisa was from Elizabeth.

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Jun. 12, 2008 at 8:05 PM Cool, my daughter's name is Nysa

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Aug. 26, 2008 at 9:16 PM

I love unusual names!!! i was always centre of attention with my name at school... and although i hated the attention i did love being differnt... My name is Sunshine!!! I have never met any one with my name... iv met sunny's but never sunshine!!! I love Nysa i think its lovely!!! Im looking at greek mythology as names also,... i also love the celtic gods...(my partner is in love with the seltic history)

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