What does Liese mean?
Liese /lie-se/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and Liese means "God is my oath". Liese is an alternate spelling of Elise (French, Hebrew): short transcription of Elisabeth. Liese is also a variant of Elizabeth (Hebrew). Liese is also used as a form of Liesl (German, Hebrew). See also Lieselotte.
How popular is Liese?
Liese is an uncommon first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#45735 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Elizabeth (#14 a year ago), Elise (#166), Lisa (#750), Liz, Lissie, Lissa, Lise and Leesa are the popular variation forms of Liese (not ranked). These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3888%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2588%, 33.4% less), with the forms Lisa, Lissie and Liz becoming less fashionable. Elise (#166) is the most fashionable girl name among these, and there is also a rebound in baby name popularity for this name. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Liese and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)