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What does Elise mean?

Elise Pronunciation of Elise [elise] as a girls' name is pronounced el-LEES. It is of French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elise is "God is my oath". Short form of Elisabeth. The form Élise was popular in France in the 17th century and was well-used as an English name by the 19th century, probably made famous by an 1810 Beethoven piano piece, "Für Elise".

Associated with: oath, 17th century, 19th century.


Elise has 22 variants: Alease, Elease, Eliese, Elisa, Elisee, Elissa, Elisse, Elize, Ellissa, Ellyse, Elyce, Elysa, Elyse, Elyssa, Ilyse, Liese, Liesel, Lieselotte, Liesl, Lise, Lison and Lize.

Affiliated girl names: Elisha, Elysia, Oleisa and Elizabeth.

9 more different relations via Elisabeth: Elisabet, Els, Elsa, Ilsa, Ilse, Lis, Lisa, Lisel and Liset.

Creative forms:
(female) Eise, Eliser, ..

(male) Elicio, Elies, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elise Elena (E.E.), ..

How popular is Elise?

Elise is a very prominent first name for women (#609 out of 4276, Top 14%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#135837 out of 150436, Top 90%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Elise reached its peak rank of #150 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is currently at #174. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Elizabeth (#13 a year ago), Elisa (#486), Elsa (#487), Elyse (#653), Elisabeth (#718), Lisa (#749), Elissa (#1395), Elisha (#1732), Elyssa (#1925), Elysia (#1988), Lise, Liset, Elease, Liesl, Ilse and Alease are the prominent variation forms of Elise (#174 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Elise was widespread 55 years ago (adoption of 5.7%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 1%, 83%), with forms like Lisa going out of style. Elise, Elisa and Elyse are three of the more fashionable baby names in this list.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elisha, Elissa, Elizabeth, Elsa, Elyse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elysia, Elyssa, Ilse, Liesl, Lisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lise, Liset in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elise, Elisa, Elizabeth, Elsa, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elise is alike in pronunciation to Alice, Alis, Alise, Alisse, Alize, Allice, Allis, Alliss, Allyse, Aloise, Alys, Alyse, Eilis, Eilise, Elice, Eliesse, Ellesse, Ellice, Ellis, Ellyce, Eloise, Elouise, Eloyse, Ilise and Ilysse. Other suggested similar names are Anise, Arlise, Blisse, Dalise, Edie, Eilish, Elaine, Elane, Eleisa, Elene, Elfre, Eli, Elia, Eliane, Elida, Elika, Elin, Eline, Elisah, Elish, Elisia, Eliza, Elke, Elkie, Ellee, Ellie, Ellke, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Elois, Eloisa, Else, Elsee, Elshe, Elsie, Elssa, Elsy, Elvire, Elvis, Eris, Eriss, Evie, Jolise, Loise, Luise, Melise and Rise. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elise.

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