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 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)
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)
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.