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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 has 7 variant forms: Else, Elsie, Elssa, Elsy, Helsa, Ilsa and Ilse.

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


Elsa is a very popular first name for females (#477 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#85484 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elsa for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elsa and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ailsa, Alice, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Elsa, Else and Elsie. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alice, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Elsa, Else, Elsie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ailsa, Alice, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Elsa, Elsie outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.


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