Elsie Name Meaning & Origin

Elsie

Pronunciation: EHL-see (key)

Origin of the name Elsie:

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:

Elizabeth, Elsa, Elsy

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Nicknames for Elsie

Elle/Ella/Ellie/Elly
Nell/Nellie
Sie Sie/Sissy
Els/Elz
Sies/Cis
Elf/Elfie
Lily

Meanings and history of the name Elsie

Diminutive of Elizabeth, Elisabeth, or Elise, meaning "God's promise". It is also used as an independent name.

Famous real-life people named Elsie

Elsie de Wolfe, pioneering interior decorator and socialite
Elsie Baker, American actress and singer
Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer and the first female aircraft designer
Elsie Carlisle, popular English female singer
Elsie Ferguson, American stage and film actress.
Elsie Inglis, innovative Scottish doctor
Elsie Janis, American singer, songwriter, actress, and screenwriter
Elsie Lefebvre (born 1979), Quebec politician
Elsie Lessa, American-Brazilian journalist and writer
Elsie Leung, member of the Hong Kong Executive Council

Elsie in song, story & screen

Elsie Dinsmore, sweet Christian child heroine of a series of children's books by Martha Finley
Elsie Tanner (née Grimshaw, formerly Howard), character played by Patricia Phoenix on the BBC TV series "Coronation Street"
Elsie the Cow, mascot of the Borden Dairy Company. She was originally was a real cow named "You'll Do Lobelia", owned by family farmers in Connecticut, who was rechristened Elsie and appeared in promotions for Borden products for many years. Her association with the name Elsie effectively killed it off as a name for babies in the United States by 1950. However, this association has faded with time.
Elsie Hughes, housekeeper on hit British television show Downton Abbey.

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