What does Lisa mean?
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 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) Lisalu, 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)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Lisa for girls. 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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.