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pinWhat does Elisha mean?

Elisha /el-isha/ [3 sylls.] 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.


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

Elisha has 14 more related forms via Elijah: Elia, Elias, Elie, Elihu, Elija, Eliot, Eliyahu, Eljah, Elliot, Ellis, Ely, Elyot, Elyott and Lige.

Kreatif forms: Efisha, Elishaei, Elisio. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity of Elisha for boys. Elisha reached its highest rank of #292 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #739 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elisha and associated names. Prominent related forms of Elisha (#739 the previous year) are Eli (#49 the previous year), Elias (#103), Elie, Elijah (#11), Eliot, Eliseo (#952), Elliot (#217), Ellis (#443), Ely and Lige. Variants like Elija are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4474%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4078%, 8.8% less), with the versions Elie, Elisha and Lige becoming less trendy. The more fashionable boy names in this list are Eli (#49), Elias (#103), Elijah (#11), Elliot (#217) and Ellis (#443), with these names enjoying a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elisha, Eli, Elias, Elie, Elijah in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eliot, Eliseo, Elliot, Ellis, Ely, Lige in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Eligia and Elis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elisha.