Lise: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lise
Origin of the name Lise:
Short form of Anneliese, a combination name composed of Anne (gracious, full of grace) and Liese (God is my oath).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Lise is a very old-fashioned German name.
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I love my name. In school, there were dozens of girls named Lisa, but I was the only Lise. There were some draw backs. It rhymes with please, trees, and assorted other things. Substitute teachers occasionally called me things like lice or lies, and I still have to spell it at least twice for everyone. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. To this day, I have yet to meet another Lise. I have heard about them. I think there was even one in the same entering freshmen class in college, but we never met. Can you say the same about your name?
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My grandmother called me Lisette, and my mother on occasion called me Lilise.
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"Lise" is a varient of the Hebrew name "Elizabeth" meaning "God's promise." In the New Testament, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist. She thought herself incapable of having children until husband Zechariah was visited by the angel Gabriel, who told him his wife would have a son who "will be great in the sight of the Lord!" And so son, John the Baptist, was born. John the Baptist was cousin to Jesus Christ.
- Famous real-life people named Lise: | Edit
Lise Meitner, Austrian/Swedish nuclear physicist who contributed to the first theories of nuclear fission.
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