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Elisha (boy)

What does Elisha mean?

Elisha Pronunciation of Elisha [el-isha] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Elisha) is pronounced ee-LYE-shah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elisha is "God is salvation". Contracted form of Elishu'a. Biblical: faithful attendant and successor to the prophet Elijah.

Associated with: biblical, faithful, attendant (servant), prophet.


Elisha has 9 variants: Eleisha, Eli, Elisee, Eliseo, Elishah, Elisher, Eliso, Lisha and Yelisei.

9 more related forms via Elijah: Elia, Elias, Elie, Elihu, Elija, Eliot, Eliyahu, Eljah and Ellis.

Creative forms:
(male) Egisha, Elsio, ..


Middle name pairings:
Elisha Idris (E.I.), ..

How popular is Elisha?

Elisha is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1204 out of 1220, Top 99%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#74164 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Elisha reached its highest rank of #292 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #778 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elisha name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Elisha (#778 from current records) are Eli (#53 from current records), Elias (#100), Elie, Elihu, Elija, Elijah (#11), Eliot (#1103), Eliseo (#911), Eliyahu (#1349) and Ellis (#419). Other variants, like Elia, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Elisha was well-received among parents in 2013 (average #981) and has remained as conventional to this day (#974, 1.8% less usage). Eli, Elias, Elijah and Eliseo are four of the more trendy names for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elisha, Eli, Elias, Elie, Elihu in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elija, Elijah, Eliot, Eliseo, Eliyahu, Ellis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elijah, Ellis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abisha, Alpha, Ebisu, Edison, Eelia, Efisio, Eldis, Eliam, Elian, Eliana, Eliasz, Eliazar, Elice, Eligia, Eligio, Eliott, Eliran, Eliron, Elis, Elison, Elisson, Elisud, Eliu, Elkana, Ellison, Elliss, Ellson, Elois, Elson, Elvis, Elviss (see Elvis), Emich, Emicho, Enis, Enosh, Erich, Esra, Grisha, Jasha, Micha, Miesha, Mischa, Misha, Pasha, Sasha and Simha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elisha.

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