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Elsa 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's promise; God is my oath". Short form of Elisabeth or %1. Literary: name of the lioness in the book "Born Free" by Joy Adamson, which was made into a movie. English film actress Elsa Lanchester.
Elsa has 7 variant forms: Else, Elsie, Elssa, Elsy, Helsa, Ilsa and Ilse.
For more information, see also related names Ailsa, Alice and Elizabeth.
Baby names that sound like Elsa are Ellsa, Elisa, Elysa and Elza.
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Popularity of Elsa
Elsa is a very popular first name for women (#477 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#85484 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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