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What does Elsa mean?

Elsa \e-lsa, el-sa\ as a girls' name is pronounced EL-sah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elsa is "God is my oath". Short form of Elisabeth or Elizabeth. Literary: name of the lioness in the book "Born Free" by Joy Adamson, which was made into a movie. Elsa was made popular as the name of the queen in Disney's 2013 film "Frozen". English actress Elsa Lanchester.


Elsa has 7 variants: Else, Elsie, Elssa, Elsy, Helsa, Ilsa and Ilse.

For more information, see also related girl names Ailsa and Alice.

Elsa has 50 more related variations via Elisabeth, Elizabeth: Bella, Bess, Beta, Eilis, Eilish, Eleisa, Elisa, Elisah, Elise, Elissa, Eliz, Eliza, Elize, Elle, Ellie, Ellissa, Elliza, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellyse, Ellyssa, Ellyza, Els, Elsee, Elspet, Elspie, Elyse, Elyssa, Elyza, Elyzza, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Liesa, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisl, Lissa, Liza, Lusa, Lys, Lysa, Lyse, Lyssa, Lyza and Veta.


Elsa is a very prominent first name for women (#477 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Elsa for girls. Elsa reached its highest position of #245 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #286 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elsa name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Elsa and corresponding names. Elizabeth (#14 in 2014), Ellie (#55), Bella (#70), Alice (#97), Elise (#166), Eliza (#212), Elsie (#336), Elle (#395), Elisa (#498), Elisabeth (#603), Elyse (#611), Lisa (#750), Lise, Lissa, Liza, Leisa, Leesa, Else, Elissa, Ailsa, Elyssa and Bess are the prominent alternative forms of Elsa (#286 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its highest in the year 2012 (usage of 0.3878%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.3873%, down 0.1%), but with versions such as Lisa, Elisabeth, Bess, Elyssa and Liza falling out of style. The most fashionable baby names in this list are Elsa (#286), Elsie (#336), Alice (#97), Elisa (#498) and Ellie (#55), with Alice, Elisa, Ellie, Elsa and Elsie enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alice, Bella, Bess, Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise, Elissa, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elsa, Else, Elsie, Elyse, Elyssa, Leesa, Leisa, Lisa, Lise in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lissa, Liza in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ailsa, Alice, Bella, Elise, Eliza outside U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Elsa is alike in pronunciation to Elza, Illsa and Ilsae. Other suggested similar baby names are Ealga, Ela, Elba, Elesha, Elga, Elia, Elika, Elis, Elish, Elisha, Elisia, Elka, Elke, Ella, Ellga, Elma, Elna, Eloisa, Elsha, Elshe, Elva, Elysa and Elysia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elsa.