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What does Elssa mean?

Elssa Pronunciation of Elssa [elssa] as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and the name Elssa means "God is my oath". Elssa is an alternate form of Elsa (Hebrew): short transcription of Elisabeth.

Associated with: oath.


Elssa has 3 variants: Elsie, Elsy and Ilsa.

3 more different relations via Elsa: Else, Helsa and Ilse.

Creative forms:
(female) Elsda, Elssai, ..

(male) Elsei, Elsia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elssa Mikayla (E.M.), ..

How popular is Elssa?

Elssa is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Elssa is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Elsie (#386 from recent data), Elsa (#487), Ilse and Else are the prominent related forms of Elssa (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Ilsa, are uncommon. These relations of Elssa were at the height of their popularity 125 years ago (average #879) and are now significantly less widespread (#1218, 86.2% less usage), with the version Elsie falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elsa, Else, Elsie, Ilse in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elssa is pronounced similarly to Ailsa, Ellsa, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Elsee, Elza, Illsa and Ilsae. Other recommended names are Eleisa, Elesha, Elga, Elika, Elis, Elisa, Elisah, Elise, Elish, Elisha, Elisia, Elissa, Elisse, Elissia, Eliza, Elka, Ellga, Ellissa, Ellse, Ellyssa, Eloisa, Els, Elsha, Elshe, Elysa, Elyse, Elysia, Elyssa, Elysse, Elyssia and Elyza. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elssa.

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