Elisa Name Meaning & Origin

Elisa

Pronunciation: eh-LEE-sə (key)

Origin of the name Elisa:

Short form of Elizabeth (God is my oath) that is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Elisa: | Edit

Alise, Elias, Eli, Elisa, Leisa and Selia are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

No one is able to pronounce this name, I been called Eliza and Alyssa more times than I can count. It's EE-LEE-SUH.

In the US, this variation is less common than Alyssa or Eliza and ^^^ what they said above. However, internationally, whether in Latin America, Europe or elsewhere, Elisa is a known name and people don't seem to have trouble with it.

Personal experiences with the name Elisa: | Edit

My name is beautiful and has a long history in my family, but spelling and pronunciation is often a chore. I am not Alisa, Alissa, or Eliza. Ellie is the best nickname.

Nicknames for Elisa: | Edit

Lisey, Ellie, Lee, Lisa

Meanings and history of the name Elisa: | Edit

When I looked up the meaning of this traditional family name it read 'light from God'. She came into our lives when we most needed light and remains a force.

Famous real-life people named Elisa: | Edit

Elisa Radziwill, beloved of Emperor William I of Germany, whom he could not marry due to inequality of birth. She was called the "White Rose" and "The Angel" by contemporaries at court.
Elisa Christy, actress
Elisa Donovan, actress (Amber in Clueless)
Elisa Najera, Miss Mexico 2008
Elisa, Italian singer/songwriter

Elisa in song, story & screen: | Edit

Story: the main character in the Zion Covenant series, Elisa Lindheim Murphy

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