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Elisha (boy)

What does Elisha mean?

Elisha Pronunciation of Elisha 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


VARIANTS Eleisha, Eli, Elisee, Eliseo, Elishah, Elisher, Eliso, Lisha, Yelisei

RELATED FORMS VIA ELIJAH Elia, Elias, Elie, Elihu, Elija, Eliot, Eliyahu, Eljah, Ellis



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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 #847 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

Prominent related forms of Elisha (#847 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Eli (#58), Elias (#67), Elie, Elihu, Elija, Elijah (#7), Eliot (#1085), Eliseo (#795), Eliyahu (#1569) and Ellis (#317). Other variants, like Elia, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Elisha was well-received among parents in 2017 (AVERAGE #980) and has remained as conventional to this day (#976, 0.2% LESS USAGE). The more fashionable boy names in this list are Eli, Elias, Elijah, Eliseo and Ellis.

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 sound-alike 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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