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

For more on this name, see also related girl names Adelisa, Annalisa, Jaleesa, Lissa, Marlisa, Talisa, Tisa, Elizabeth and Melissa.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lisa name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise, Elizabeth, Elsa, Jaleesa, Leesa, Leisa, Lisa, Lise in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lisette, Lissa, Lissie, Liza, Lizzie, Melissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.