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Meaning and Name Origin

Liesl \li(e)-sl\ as a girls' name is pronounced LEES-ul, LEE-zul. It is of German and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Liesl is "God is my oath". Short form of Elizabeth. Mostly found in Germany.


Liesl has 6 variants: Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liezel, Liezl and Lisl.

For more information, see also the related girl name Elise.

Liesl has 37 more different forms via Elizabeth: Bell, Bess, Leasa, Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Leisel, Leizel, Lib, Libbi, Libby, Lies, Liesja, Lili, Lilo, Lily, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisel, Lissa, Lissi, Lissie, Lissy, Liz, Liza, Lizeth, Lizy, Lizz, Lizzi, Lizzy, Lusa, Lys, Lysa, Lyse, Lyssa and Lyssi.


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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Liesl and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Liesl (#unlisted) are Bell, Bess, Elise (#166 the previous year), Elizabeth (#14), Leesa, Leisa, Libby (#888), Lily (#27), Lisa (#750), Lise, Lissa, Lissie, Liz, Liza and Lizeth. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1880-1889 and is somewhat lower today, with versions such as Lisa, Lissie, Liz, Liza and Lizeth falling out of style. Elise (#166) and Lily (#27) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this list, with both names undergoing a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bell, Bess, Elise, Elizabeth, Leesa, Leisa, Libby, Lily, Lisa, Lise in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lissa, Lissie, Liz, Liza, Lizeth in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elise, Elizabeth, Libby, Lily, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Lesli and Lesly. These names tend to be more frequently used than Liesl.