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.
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.Kreatif forms: Liasa, Lidsa, Lilsa. [more]
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. 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 via latest list), Elisabeth (#603), Elise (#166), Elizabeth (#14), Elsa (#286), Jaleesa, Leesa, Leisa, Lise, Lisette, Lissa, Lissie, Liza and Melissa (#224) are the prominent varying forms of Lisa (#750 via latest list). Other forms, like Lizy, are uncommon. These forms of Lisa were favored by parents during the years 1960-1969 (median #606) and are almost as common today (#702, 24.5% less), but with forms such as Elisabeth, Lisa, Lisette, Lissie and Liza falling out of fashion. Elisa, Elise, Elsa and Melissa 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 Laci▼, Lacy▼, Laisey, Lesy, Lesya, Lluisa, Louisa▼, Louiza, Luci, Lucy▲, Luisa▼ and Luiza. Other recommended similar baby names are Lake, Lakia, Leigh▼, Lesha, Lesia, Lexa, Lexya, Lia▲, Liba, Licia, Lies, Liese, Ligia, Lila▲, Lisia, Lita, Liva, Lize, Lizzi, Louise▼, Loyise, Luce, Lucza, Lusca and Lyzz. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lisa.