Liesel Name Meaning & Origin
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An old German and Austrian form of the name Elizabeth. Meanings: "God is my vow", "God of plenty" and "God is my satisfaction" For me in my family, this being our 9th baby and 7th girl, Leisel was the perfect choice. Most people seem to love it. I know we do.
Liesel is an anagram for the name Leslie. :)
I have heard many compliments on the name Liesel as well. I personally love it, & prefer this spelling over Liesl; it appears much more 'balanced out' to me with the extra 'e' before the final 'l'. It is very feminine, pretty, & would age quite well in my opinion. Another bonus?: It is not a name most people come across every day, yet it still remains a classic. I find it refreshing & lively! Many cute nickname possibilities as well. One of my very favorite girl names, hands down!!
- Personal experiences with the name Liesel: | Edit
i've met a crabby old lady named Liesel
that's lame, i always think of liesel von trapp
I absolutely love this name. There's definitely a possibility of it being a name for a daughter of mine if and when I have one
- Nicknames for Liesel: | Edit
Lise, Li, Lee, Lil, Lissie, Essie, Lis, Lisse, Ellie, Elle, El
- Meanings and history of the name Liesel: | Edit
German short form of Elizabeth.
- Famous real-life people named Liesel: | Edit
Liesel Pritzker (Liesel Matthews, Stage Name), actress from "A Little Princess"
Leisel Jones, Australian Olympic swimmer
- Liesel in song, story & screen: | Edit
Liesel von Trapp, a character in the The Sound of Music. She is the first and eldest child, aged sixteen "going on seventeen". She believes she doesn't need a governess at first, but soon comes to trust Maria. She is in love with a messenger named Rolfe, who delivers their telegrams, but he later betrays her and her family.
Liesel Meminger, a character in the popular book (and film adaption) The Book Thief. She is a strong and courageous girl who learns to read in Nazi Germany.