Lisa: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lisa | Girls
Origin of the name Lisa:
Short form of Elizabeth (God is my oath) that is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name.
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What a top name!
This is the name of the subject of one of the world's most famous paintings, the 'Mona Lisa', the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci.
Lisa was one of the top names of the 1960s and 1970s. Most people with this name are now in their 30s and 40s. Very few babies get this name now.
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I always had multiple Lisas in every class, so I got used to being Lisa S. Then we got another Lisa S. and we both had to go to the first two letters of our last names. I was Lisa Su which was OK because it sounded like Lisa Sue. She had to be Lisa Sr (or Lisa SIR) for the next six years. She's probably still in therapy.
My name is Lisa and I always really liked my name growing up. I should add that I am a Lisa born in the early 1990s, not the 60's/70's when it was a ridiculously popular name. In fact, I never went to school with another Lisa until high school. While I had multiple friends named Sarah, Rachel and Jennifer, I was the only Lisa. Lisa is a classic, pretty name and is not too common but "out there". It's cute on a little girl and classy on an adult. Now as an adult I still love being named Lisa. Other than the fact that many of my friends had moms named Lisa, I never got teased because of my name and really grew to love it. I think it would be a great name on any little girl, even though it's heyday was in the 60's/70's.
My name is Lisa and I used to hate my name when I was younger but now, at 17, I love it. Everyone calls me LEECE though, which I like even more. I was the only Lisa in all of my schools, which was great. I enjoyed being the only Lisa while there are countless sara(h)'s, megans, & jennifers.
My full name is Elizabeth, but I have always gone by Lisa (one of Elizabeth's various "nicknames"). I was born in the early 1980's after the heyday of the name Lisa and, like many others, came into contact with very few Lisa's while growing up. I've always liked my name, well, both of my names and even though I have always had the option to go by "Liz," "Beth," or some other variant of the name Elizabeth I've chosen to stick with Lisa.
I know one Lisa, which is quite un uncommon name in Wales. It's funny because her sister's name is Sian, and hr brother's name is Rhys, two very common Welsh names, and then she's Lisa, which isn't Welsh at all. It's pronounced Lis-ah rather than the usual Lis-uh.
- Nicknames for Lisa: | Edit
Lis, Li/Lee, Liz, Liza, Li Li, Leese, Lise, Lisa Pizza, Lisa Polisa, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, Lisle, Liska, Li-Lo Lil, Lisa-Lou, Lou
- Meanings and history of the name Lisa: | Edit
God is bountiful
God Is My Oath
This is also the pronunciation of the word "fox" in Russian. Perhaps some of the Lisas who are lamenting how common the name is in their cohort can take some secret pleasure in claiming the handsome, clever fox as a totem animal - or just considering themselves foxy!
"Honey Bee" - Greek. I have a 'name meaning' poster for the name 'Lisa' which states this meaning; although I have never seen it elsewhere, I, an atheist Lisa, prefer it to the common meanings.
- Famous real-life people named Lisa: | Edit
Lisa Marie Presley, singer
Lisa Kudrow, actress
Lisa Loeb, singer-songwriter
Lisa Edelstein, actress
Lisa Rinna, actress
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, singer
Lisa Bonet, actress
Lisa Stansfield, singer/actress
Lisa Kelly, singer, toured with riverdance, Mezzo soprano in Celtic Woman
Lisa Whelchel, actress (The Facts of Life)
Lisa Origliasso, singer (The Veronicas)
Baby Lisa, who went missing in 2011
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Lisa Simpson, intellectual and sensitive daughter of Homer and Marge on "The Simpsons"
"Mona Lisa," Nat King Cole song
"Sad Lisa," Cat Stevens song (although he pronounces it "Leeza")
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (80s band)
"Losing Lisa", a song by Ben Folds
"I'm Not Lisa", pop song by country music artist Jessi Colter 1975
"Life Without Lisa," Bowling for Soup song
Lisa Douglas, glamorous wife of Oliver on the 1960s TV series "Green Acres", played by Eva Gabor
Lisa Dingle, character in the UK soap Emmerdale
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Global Popularity of the Name Lisa
- #10 in Austria
- #12 in Netherlands
- #14 in Belgium
- #21 in Germany
- #62 in Sweden
- #80 in Norway
- #98 in Ireland
- #252 in Canada (Alberta)
- #272 in Scotland
- #476 in Canada (Quebec)
- #605 in United States