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What does Lisa mean?

Lisa Pronunciation of Lisa [lisa] as a girls' name is pronounced LEE-sah. It is of English and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Lisa is "God is my oath". Short form of Elisabeth. Actresses Lisa Bonet, Lisa Kudrow; talk show host Leeza Gibbons; basketball player Lisa Leslie.

Associated with: oath.


Lisa has 9 variants: Leesa, Leeza, Liesa, Lise, Lisebet, Liseta, Lisette, Liszka and Liza.

Related girl names: Adelisa, Annalisa, Jaleesa, Lissa, Marlisa, Talisa, Tisa, Elizabeth and Melissa.

25 more alternative forms via Elisabeth, Leeza: Elisa, Elise, Els, Elsa, Ilsa, Ilse, Leasa, Leisa, Lilli, Lis, Lisabel, Lisel, Liset, Liseth, Lissa, Lissi, Lissie, Lissy, Lizy, Lizzy, Lusa, Lysa, Lyssa, Lyssi and Lyza.

Creative forms:
(female) Lasa, Lesa, ..

(male) Lido, Lizo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lisa Aarna (L.A.), ..

How popular is Lisa?

Lisa is a very popular first name for females (#11 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#17871 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lisa reached its peak rank of #1 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #749. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Annalisa (#1875 via latest list), Elisa (#486), Elisabeth (#718), Elise (#174), Elizabeth (#13), Elsa (#487), Ilse, Jaleesa, Leasa, Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Lilli, Lise, Liset, Lisette, Lissa, Lissie, Liza (#1685), Lyssa, Melissa (#253), Talisa and Tisa are the prominent varying forms of Lisa (#749 via latest list). Other forms, like Lisel, are uncommon. These forms of Lisa were favored by parents during the years 1970-1979 (median #1302) and have become much less common since (#1518, 85.2% less usage), with forms such as Liza becoming less fashionable. Elisa and Elise are two of the more fashionable baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lisa, Annalisa, Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Elsa, Ilse, Jaleesa, Leasa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Lilli, Lise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liset, Lisette, Lissa, Lissie, Liza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyssa, Melissa, Talisa, Tisa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lisa, Elisa, Elise, Elizabeth, Elsa, Melissa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lisa is pronounced similarly to Laci, Lacy, Laisey, Lesy, Lesya, Lluisa, Louisa, Louiza, Luci, Lucy, Luisa and Luiza. Other recommended names are Gisa, Leisha, Lesha, Lesia, Lexa, Lia, Liba, Licha, Licia, Lida, Lies, Liese, Liesja, Ligia, Lila, Lina, Lira, Lisha, Lisia, Lisl, Lita, Liva, Liya, Liz, Lize, Lizz, Lois, Loise, Luise, Lusca, Lys, Lyse and Risa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lisa.

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