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What does Elyse mean?

Elyse Pronunciation of Elyse [el-yse] as a name for girls is of Hebrew and Latin origin, and the name Elyse means "God is my oath". Elyse is an alternate form of Elise (French, Hebrew): short version of Elisabeth. Elyse is also a derivative of Elissa: version of Alice and Elizabeth. Elyse is also used as a variation of Elysia (Latin).

Associated with: oath.


Elyse has 14 variants: Alease, Eilis, Elease, Eleese, Eliese, Eliesse, Elisse, Eliz, Elize, Ellyse, Elyce, Elysse, Ilise and Ilyse.

41 more alternative forms via Elise, Elissa, Elizabeth, Elysia: Alyssa, Eilish, Eleisa, Elisa, Elisah, Elisee, Elisia, Eliza, Elle, Ellie, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellspet, Ellyssa, Ellyza, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsee, Elsie, Elspet, Elspie, Elsy, Elysa, Elyssa, Elyssia, Elyza, Elyzza, Ilsa, Ilse, Ilysa, Ilysia, Ilyssa, Liese, Lise, Lys, Lysa and Lyse.

Creative forms:
(female) Elysea, Eryse, ..

(male) Elus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elyse Aadhya (E.A.), ..

How popular is Elyse?

Elyse is a very prominent first name for women (#1247 out of 4276, Top 29%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Elyse was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #477 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is presently at #653. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elyse name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Elyse (#653 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13 from recent data), Ellie (#47), Alyssa (#93), Elise (#174), Eliza (#175), Elsie (#386), Elle (#398), Elisa (#486), Elsa (#487), Elissa (#1395), Elyssa (#1925), Elysia (#1988), Ilse, Lise, Elease, Alease and Else. Other variants, like Ellspet, are seldom used. These relations of Elyse were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (average #1294) and are now significantly less popular (#1012, 63% less usage), with forms such as Elsie falling out of fashion. Elizabeth has been the top favorite, though Eliza has gained in popularity.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elyse, Alease, Alyssa, Elease, Elisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elise, Elissa, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elyssa, Ilse, Lise in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Elyse is alike in pronunciation to Alice, Alise, Alisse, Alisz, Alize, Allyce, Allys, Allyse, Aloise, Alyce, Alys, Alyse, Alyss, Alysse, Eilise, Elice, Elis, Ellesse, Ellice, Ellis, Ellyce, Eloise, Elouise, Eloyse and Ilysse. Other recommended names are Arlyse, Blase, Blysse, Cayse, Delyse, Deyse, Elane, Elayne, Elbe, Elene, Elfie, Elfre, Eline, Elish, Elke, Elkie, Ellee, Ellke, Elshe, Elssa, Elvie, Elyn, Elynn, Emyle, Erys, Eryss, Eyde, Joyse and Kayse. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elyse.

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