Elise Name Meaning & Origin

Elise

Pronunciation: eh-LEES (key)

Origin of the name Elise:

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 Elise: | Edit

Elise is a beautiful, intelligent name

Elise and Elsie are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Elise: | Edit

My name is Elise and I quite liked it before EVERYONE in my generation started naming their kids Elise. Too common, now.

Condtantly mistaken for Elsie at work.

My younger sister is named Elise. We call her Eli, Lizzy, and Elimbo.

We named our daughter Elise. It's one of those names that everyone knows but no one uses. It's only been misread as 'Elsie' once. We pronounce it 'EL-eese' but accept others pronouncing it 'UH-leese'. We tried a bunch of nicknames on her but none stuck, except 'Silly.' Odd that she looks and acts like a Silly but I can't quite call her 'Ellie.' I think her name will grow with her well.

How about Leesie

My name has been mispronounced/misspelled as Elsie, Elsa, Elisa, Lisa, Eely, Ellis, Alice, E-lice, Alyse, and that's just the ones I remember off the top of my head.

Nicknames for Elise: | Edit

Ellie, Elly, Elle, El, Lise, Lisa, Els, Eli, Lesee, Lisee, Lizzie, Sisi, Elsie, Lessie, Les, Elisicle (Elise-icle, as in icicle)

We call my friend Elise "Cookie," but that's a different story. :)

Lisiloosi, Elbo, Lelli (my daughter is Elise Cook, so she gets Cookie, too!)

Meanings and history of the name Elise: | Edit

Elise is a French diminutive of Elizabeth, which means "God is my oath".

In France, it is pronounced more like "Elize".

Famous real-life people named Elise: | Edit

Elise Luthman, American actress
Elise Bauman, Canadian actress
Elise Morgan (b. 2011), daughter of British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan

Elise in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Für Elise," piano piece by Beethoven
"A Letter to Elise," song by the Cure
"For Elise" song by Saint Motel
Elise, heroine of the fairy tale "The Wild Swans" by Hans Christian Anderson
Lotus Elise, amazing car
Elise, character played by Emily Blunt in the movie "The Adjustment Bureau." (opposite Matt Damon)
Elise Storton, character in Melody Carlson's "Never Been Kissed"
Princess Elise in Sonic the Hedgehog
Elise in "Story of Seasons"
Pacifica Elise Northwest in "Gravity Falls"

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