What does Elise mean?
Elise [eli-se] 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".
(female) Eise, Eliser, ..
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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)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Elise for girls. Elise reached its peak rank of #150 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is currently at #166. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Elise and affiliated names. Elizabeth (#14 a year ago), Elsa (#286), Elisa (#498), Elisabeth (#603), Elyse (#611), Lisa (#750), Elissa (#1064), Elyssa (#1525), Elisha (#1562), Elysia (#1879), Lise, Liset, Elease, Ilse, Alease and Liesl are the prominent variation forms of Elise (#166 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Elise was widespread 54 years ago (adoption of 5.7%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 1%, ▼82.2%), with forms like Elizabeth going out of style. Elsa, Elise and Elyse are three of the more fashionable baby names in this list.
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.