Disa Name Meaning & Origin
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My name is Disa, I am 28, and have yet to meet another face to face! I'm so glad to know there are more like me out there, and from the comments, it sounds like we embody the 'free spirit' of our name :)
I've been told the meaning was "mischievous little sprite" but I have a feeling that was just my parents trying to blame it on the name!!xxoo
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My mother named my sister Disa, after a friend of hers found the name while making a visit with her family back in Norway. Never, ever met another Disa, and it's a very unique and pretty name. Apparently people ask her often what it's short for, which always makes me laugh. She ends up asking them back "Well, what do you think it's short for?" She hasn't gotten a response yet.
I named my daughter Disa. I have a Norwegian background but figured some common Norwegian names would be difficult for English-speaking people to pronounce, let alone spell, so when I found the name Disa in a baby book with the description of and old Norse name meaning "Lively Sprite", I chose it!
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From the Scandinavian (Old Norse) meaning "Active, or free spirit".
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I am named Disa (32 yrs)- pronounced Dee-sa. My parents named me after the old Norwegian or Icelandic name meaning active spirit. I too have been asked what it was short for - nothing. I sometimes play with them and state the name my mom rejected - "it's short for Ingaborg". That usually confuses them.
Of course, no one can say it correctly - or spell it. My parents didn't think I'd have so much trouble with it. My dad worked for the state of Ohio for a while and was able to do a name search when I was about 8 or 9 - according to him, at the time, there were 5 other Disas in the US. Interesting...
I attended a Norwegian language camp in Minnesota during the summers and was always confused when native Norwegians would say it wasn't Norwegian. I got over it but it still confuses people on a daily basis! OH the curses of having an original name - I wouldn't trade it!
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My father was stationed in Keflavik Iceland at the time I was born. My dad wanted me to have an Icelandic name so they decided on Disa Bjorg. I always hated my name growing up...for one it was TOO unique and 2nd no one knew how to pronounce it. Even to this day and I am 34 yrs old people still cant get it! I tell them "Lisa but with a D". However I now LOVE my name because it is so unique but I think its catching on in popularity.