What does Lisa mean?
Lisa \l(i)-sa\ 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.
Lisa▼ has 33 more alternative forms via Elisabeth, Leeza: Bep, Elisa, Elisabet, Elise, Elisebeth, Els, Elsa, Elsbeth, Ilsa, Ilse, Leasa, Leisa, Liesbeth, Lilli, Lis, Lisabel, Lisel, Liset, Liseth, Lisolette, Lissa, Lissi, Lissie▼, Lissy, Lizy, Lizzie▼, Lizzy, Lusa, Lysa, Lyssa, Lyssi, Lyssie and Lyza.
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. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lisa for girls. Lisa was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #1 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #750. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Elisa (#498 a year ago), Elisabeth (#603), Elise (#166), Elizabeth (#14), Elsa (#286), Jaleesa, Leesa, Leisa, Lise, Lisette, Lissa, Lissie, Liza, Lizzie and Melissa (#224) are the prominent varying forms of Lisa (#750 a year ago). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3689%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2787%, down 24.5%), with forms such as Elisabeth, Lisa, Lisette, Liza and Lizzie falling out of fashion. Elisa (#498), Elise (#166), Elsa (#286) and Melissa (#224) are four of the more fashionable baby names among these, and there is also a rebound in baby name usage for these names. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Lisa and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Lisa▼ is pronounced similarly to Lesy, Lesya, Lluisa, Louisa▼, Luisa▼ and Luiza. Other recommended similar baby names are 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.