What does Elisha mean?
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.
(male) Egisha, Elsio, ..
(female) 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)
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.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.