Elsa Name Meaning & Origin

Elsa

Pronunciation: EHL-sə (key)

Origin of the name Elsa:

Originally a pet form of Elizabeth, Elsa is now in common use as an independent given name and was popularized as the name of the affectionate lioness in the book and film Born Free.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Else, Elsie, Elizabeth

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Nicknames for Elsa

Elsie, Ellie, Elly, Els (pronounced Ehls), Ella

Meanings and history of the name Elsa

Form of Elisabeth

Origin: German (Teutonic)
Meaning: consecrated to God, noble

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God's promise; God is my oath; joyful

In addition, Elsa is a derivative (English, Scandinavian, and Spanish) of the Czech, English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Scandinavian name Alice.

Famous real-life people named Elsa

Elsa Garcia, singer and Tejano music producer
Elsa Peretti, jewelry designer with a well-received line sold by Tiffany & Co.
Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress who made her American film debut in Snakes in a Plane.
Elsa Morante, Italian novelist
Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer.
Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress, best known for portraying the bride in Bride of Frankenstein.

Elsa in song, story & screen

Dr. Elsa Schneider, baddie in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Elsa the lioness, subject of the book and film Born Free.
Elsa is a main character in the book The Captain's Bride by Lisa Tawn Bergren.
Elsa, from the Jacqueline Wilson novel for young readers, The Bed and Breakfast Star.
Elsa the Snow Queen of Arendelle from Frozen
Elsa from Indiana Jones (video game and movie)
Elsa Shivers, from I Know What You Did Last Summer. Elsa is Helen Shivers older sister.
Elsa Mars from the TV show American Horror Story: Freakshow
Baroness Elsa Shraeder from the movie The Sound Of Music
Elsa Bloodstone from Marvel’s Defenders comics

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