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What does Elsy mean?

Elsy Pronunciation of Elsy [el-sy] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Elsy is "God is my oath". Elsy is a variant form of Elizabeth (Hebrew). Elsy is also a derivative of Elsa (Hebrew). Elsy is also used as a derivative of Elsie (Scottish, Hebrew).

Associated with: oath.


Elsy has 7 variants: Ellsa, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Elsee, Elssa and Ilsa.

38 more different relations via Elizabeth, Elsa, Elsie: Bess, Bessy, Betsy, Eilis, Eilish, Eleisa, Elisa, Elisah, Elise, Elissa, Eliz, Eliza, Elize, Elle, Ellie, Ellse, Ellyse, Ellyza, Els, Else, Elspet, Elspie, Elyse, Elyssa, Elyza, Helsa, Ilse, Lily, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisl, Lissy, Lizy, Lusa, Lys, Lysa and Lyse.

Creative forms:
(female) Eles, Elsya, ..

(male) Eles, Eley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elsy Aylin (E.A.), ..

How popular is Elsy?

Elsy is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4067 out of 4276, Top 95%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Bess, Betsy (#1692 last year), Elisa (#486), Elise (#174), Elissa (#1395), Eliza (#175), Elizabeth (#13), Elle (#398), Ellie (#47), Elsa (#487), Else, Elsie (#386), Elyse (#653), Elyssa (#1925), Ilse, Lily (#25), Lisa (#749) and Lise are the prominent varying forms of Elsy (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Lissy, are uncommon. These relations of Elsy were at the peak of their popularity in the 1960s (usage of 5.7%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 2.1%, down 62.9%). Elizabeth is more universally found than the rest, though Ellie has become popular as well over time, while versions like Lisa have become less popular. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bess, Betsy, Elisa, Elise, Elissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie, Elsa in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lily, Lisa, Lise in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elisa, Elise, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elsy is alike in pronunciation to Ailsa, Elza, Illsa and Ilsae. Other recommended names are Casy, Eddy, Edy, Effy, Eiley, Eily, Eiry, El, Ela, Elah, Elan, Elba, Elbe, Elda, Elen, Elga, Eli, Elia, Elin, Elis, Elish, Elka, Elke, Ella, Elli, Elly, Ellyn, Elma, Elna, Elody, Elon, Elsha, Elshe, Elva, Elvi, Elvy, Elyn, Elysa, Emmy, Ess, Essy, Etty, Evey, Evvy, Evy, Issy, Josy, Kasy, Kelsy, Lesy, Nelsy, Posy, Rosy, Susy and Ursy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elsy.

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