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What does Elisa mean?

Elisa Pronunciation of Elisa [elisa] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Elisa is "God is my oath". Elisa is an alternate spelling of Elise (French, Hebrew): short variation of Elisabeth. Elisa is also a derivative of Eliza (Hebrew): short variation of Elizabeth.

Associated with: oath.


Elisa has 14 variants: Aliza, Alizah, Eleisa, Elisah, Elisee, Elissa, Elizah, Ellissa, Elliza, Ellyssa, Ellyza, Elysa, Elyssa and Elyza.

47 more related forms via Elise, Elisabeth, Eliza, Elizabeth: Belita, Eilis, Eilish, Elease, Eliasaid, Eliese, Eliesse, Elisabet, Elisavet, Elisse, Eliz, Elize, Elle, Ellie, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellyse, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsee, Elsie, Elsy, Elyce, Elyse, Elyzza, Elza, Helsa, Ilsa, Ilse, Ilyse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Liesa, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisl, Lissa, Liza, Lusa, Lysa and Lyssa.

Creative forms:
(female) Eliga, Elinsa, ..

(male) Eliel, Elira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elisa Elina (E.E.), ..

How popular is Elisa?

Elisa is a very prominent first name for women (#491 out of 4276, Top 11%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Elisa reached its apex position of #360 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #486 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elisa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elisa outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Elisa (#486 last year) are Elizabeth (#13 last year), Ellie (#47), Elise (#174), Eliza (#175), Elsie (#386), Elle (#398), Elsa (#487), Elyse (#653), Aliza (#675), Elisabeth (#718), Lisa (#749), Elissa (#1395), Liza (#1685), Elyssa (#1925), Lise, Lissa, Elease, Lyssa, Else, Leisa, Ilse, Leasa, Leesa and Elza. These relations of Elisa were at the height of their popularity in the 1960s (median #1166) and have become much less popular since (#1198, down 71.9%), with forms like Lisa falling out of fashion. The more fashionable baby names in this compilation are Ellie, Eliza, Elise, Elle, Aliza, Elisa and Elyse.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elisa, Aliza, Elease, Elisabeth, Elise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elissa, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elsa, Else, Elsie, Elyse, Elyssa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elza, Ilse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lisa, Lise, Lissa, Liza, Lyssa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elisa, Elise, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elsa, Elsie, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elisa is pronounced similarly to Alaisa, Aleesa, Alessa, Alicea, Alisa, Alissa, Alissah, Allisa, Allisah, Allissa, Allysa, Alysa, Alyssa, Alyza, Elissia, Eloisa, Elouisa, Elyssia, Ilissa, Ilysa, Ilysah, Ilyssa, Oleesa, Olisa and Ulyssa. Other suggested similar names are Eilise, Eleisha, Elesha, Elga, Elia, Elice, Elicia, Elida, Eligia, Elika, Elina, Elis, Elish, Elisha, Elisia, Elita, Elka, Ellga, Ellis, Ellisha, Elois, Eloise, Eloisia, Elsha, Elssa and Elysia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elisa.

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