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.

Related Names:

Ellie, Elyse, Lisa, Lise, Alize, Alyse, Elease, Elisa

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Nicknames for Elise

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

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

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

"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 McKenna, character played by Jane Seymour in "Somewhere in Time"
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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