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Meaning and name origin

Lisa \l(i)-sa\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Leesa, Leeza, Liesa, Lisebet, Lise, Liseta, Lisette, Liszka and Liza.

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


Lisa is a very popular first name for females (#11 out of 4276, Top 0%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20128 out of 88799, Top 23%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lisa for girls (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lisa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Melissa (#224), Elisabeth (#603), Lisa (#750), Lissa, Jaleesa, Lisette, Leesa, Lise and Liza. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Melissa, Elisabeth, Lisa, Lissa, Jaleesa, Lisette, Leesa, Lise, Liza in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lisa is also pronounced similarly to Leasa, Leisa, Lesy, Lesya, Lissi, Lissy, Lizy, Lluisa, Louisa, Luisa, Luiza, Lusa, Lysa, Lyssa and Lyza. Other suggested similar baby names are Leisha, Lesha, Lesia, Lexa, Lia, Liba, Licha, Licia, Lida, Lies, Liese, Liesja, Ligia, Lila, Lina, Lira, Lis, Lisha, Lisia, Lisl, Lita, Liva, Liya, Liz, Lize, Lizz, Lois, Loise, Luise, Lusca, Lys, Lyse and Risa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lisa.