Elsie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Elsie
Origin of the name Elsie:
Short form of Elizabeth (God is my oath) that is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name.
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Personally, I think this is a cute name. The only problem is that most people, including myself, automatically associate it with cows. Not exactly a compliment.
I'm 25 and I've never heard this name associated with a cow.
My husband's mother was called Elsie. She was such an elegant, beautiful person. We've just found out we're pregnant and if we have a girl, I'd love to honour my hubby's mum. But being an American, I grew up with the "Elsie the Cow" image. That's hard to shake. Thankfully, here in England, no one knows about that! Perhaps the name Eloise, Elinor/Eleanor or Elizabeth with Elsie as a nickname could be a compromise.
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Diminutive of Elizabeth, Elisabeth, or Elise, meaning "God's promise". It is also used as an independent name.
- Famous real-life people named Elsie: | Edit
Elsie de Wolfe, pioneering interior decorator and socialite
Elsie Baker, American actress and singer
Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer and the first female aircraft designer
Elsie Carlisle, popular English female singer
Elsie Ferguson, American stage and film actress.
Elsie Inglis, innovative Scottish doctor
Elsie Janis, American singer, songwriter, actress, and screenwriter
Elsie Lefebvre (born 1979), Quebec politician
Elsie Lessa, American-Brazilian journalist and writer
Elsie Leung, member of the Hong Kong Executive Council
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Elsie Dinsmore, sweet Christian child heroine of a series of children's books by Martha Finley
Elsie Tanner (née Grimshaw, formerly Howard), character played by Patricia Phoenix on the BBC TV series "Coronation Street"
Elsie the Cow, mascot of the Borden Dairy Company. She was originally was a real cow named "You'll Do Lobelia", owned by family farmers in Connecticut, who was rechristened Elsie and appeared in promotions for Borden products for many years. Her association with the name Elsie effectively killed it off as a name for babies in the United States by 1950. However, this association has faded with time.