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) Elishane, Elishata, ..
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)
Presented below is the baby name history of Elisha for boys. Elisha reached its highest rank of #292 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #739 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the boy name Elisha and associated names. Prominent related forms of Elisha (#739 from current records) are Eli (#49 from current records), Elias (#103), Elie, Elihu, Elija, Elijah (#11), Eliot (#1041), Eliseo (#952), Eliyahu (#1467) and Ellis (#443). 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 (#982, 1.4% less usage). Eli, Elias, Elijah and Eliseo are four of the more trendy names for newborns here.
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.