Meaning and name origin
Elsa \e-lsa, el-sa\ as a girl's 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. English actress Elsa Lanchester.
Elsa is a very popular first name for females (#477 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#85484 out of 88799, Top 96%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elsa for girls. Elsa reached its highest rank of #245 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elsa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Alice (#97), Elsa (#286), Elsie (#336), Elisabeth (#603), Else and Ailsa. (2014 statistics).
Elsa is also pronounced similarly to Ellsa, Ellsi, Elsee, Elza, Illsa and Ilsae. Other suggested similar baby names are Ealga, Ela, Elba, Eleisa, Elesha, Elga, Elia, Elika, Elis, Elisa, Elisah, Elise, Elish, Elisha, Elisia, Elissa, Eliz, Eliza, Elka, Elke, Ella, Ellga, Ellse, Elma, Elna, Eloisa, Els, Elsha, Elshe, Elva, Elysa, Elyse, Elysia, Elyssa and Elyza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elsa.