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What does Elsa mean?

Elsa Pronunciation of Elsa as a girls' name is pronounced EL-sah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elsa is "God is my oath". Short form of Elisabeth or Elizabeth. Literary: name of the lioness in the book "Born Free" by Joy Adamson, which was made into a movie. Elsa was made popular as the name of the queen in Disney's 2013 film "Frozen". English actress Elsa Lanchester. Also form of Ailsa. Also form of Alice.


ASSOCIATED WITH oath, lioness, joy, queen


VARIANTS Else, Elsie, Elssa, Elsy, Helsa, Ilsa, Ilse

RELATIONS VIA ELISABETH, ELIZABETH Bella, Bess, Beta, Eilis, Eilish, Eleisa, Elisa, Elisah, Elise, Elissa, Eliz, Eliza, Elize, Elle, Ellie, Ellissa, Elliza, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellyse, Ellyssa, Ellyza, Els, Elsee, Elspet, Elspie, Elyse, Elyssa, Elyza, Elyzza, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Liesa, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisl, Lissa, Liza, Lusa, Lys, Lysa, Lyse, Lyssa, Lyza, Veta



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How popular is Elsa?

Elsa is a very prominent first name for women (#477 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Elsa reached its highest position of #245 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #888 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Elizabeth (#13 IN 2018), Ellie (#37), Bella (#48), Alice (#71), Eliza (#131), Elise (#176), Elsie (#280), Elle (#380), Elisa (#457), Elyse (#692), Elisabeth (#789), Lisa (#891), Elissa (#1261), Liza (#1662), Lissa, Ailsa, Lyssa, Lise, Else, Leisa, Leesa, Leasa, Ilse, Elyssa, Bess and Veta are the prominent alternative forms of Elsa (#888) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Elsa was widespread among parents 138 years ago (MEDIAN #1189) and is now significantly reduced (#1176, 57.2% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Elsie going out of style. The most fashionable baby names in this list are Ellie, Bella, Elle, Elisa, Elyse and Elise.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elsa, Alice, Bella, Bess, Elisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elisabeth, Elise, Elissa, Eliza, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elle, Ellie, Else, Elsie, Elyse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elyssa, Ilse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lisa, Lise, Lissa, Liza, Lyssa, Veta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elsa, Ailsa, Alice, Bella, Elisa outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elise, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elsie, Ilse, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elsa is alike in pronunciation to Elza, Illsa, Ilsae and Ilsaie. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alysa, Ealga, Eda, Edma, Eena, Eeva, Eira, El, Ela, Elba, Elbe, Elda, Elesha, Elga, Eli, Elia, Elika, Elina, Elis, Elish, Elisha, Elisia, Elka, Elke, Ella, Ellan, Ellba, Ellga, Elli, Ellia, Elly, Elma, Elna, Eloisa, Elon, Elona, Elsha, Elshe, Eltha, Elva, Elvah, Elvia, Elysa, Elysia, Ema, Emma, Enda, Enza, Erda, Erga, Erma, Essy, Esta, Etta, Eula, Euna, Eva, Evia, Ewa, Gisa, Ilisa, Isa, Mesa, Nilsa, Olisa, Risa, Rosa, Rysa, Tesa, Tisa and Ursa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elsa.

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