Elisa is a lovely and lyrical baby name for girls. Originating from one of the most popular feminine names of all time, the Elisa variation celebrates simplicity while retaining the beauty of its source. Elisa was the psychic in the Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. franchise, and Elisa Maza is a character in the Gargoyles series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Elisa:

Hebrew: My God is an oath

Origin of the name Elisa:

Elisa is the short form of Elizabeth in various languages. The name Elizabeth entered Europe via the Greek spelling Ἐλισάβετ. This spelling was a translation of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע (‘Elisheva') and means “my God is an oath.”

Symbolism of the name Elisa:

Elisa is a diminutive of Elizabeth (meaning “my God is an oath”). According to the New Testament, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist. The symbol for Elizabeth was the writing tablet used to confirm John's name (Luke 1:57-66).

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Style of the name Elisa:

Classic, Biblical

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Emotion evoked from the name Elisa:

The name Elisa evokes feelings of elegance and esteem.

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Popularity of the name Elisa:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Elisa was the 511th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

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Great middle names for Elisa and their meanings:

  • Aida (happiness, present, reward)
  • Azure (sky blue)
  • Claribel (bright, beautiful)
  • Daphne (laurel tree)
  • Fawn (young deer)
  • Hope (positive expectation, belief)
  • Justine (fair, just, righteous)
  • Misty (morning dew)
  • Patrice (noble, upper class, patrician)
  • Selene (moon goddess)
  • Yamile (beautiful)

Famous people with the name Elisa:

  • Elisa Crochet Asperó (actress)
  • Elisa Longo Borghini (cyclist)
  • Elisa Rebeca Bridges (model)
  • Elisa Christian Galvé (actress)
  • Elisa Fiorillo (singer)
  • Elisa Di Francisca (Olympic fencer)
  • Elisa Maria “Elly” van Hulst (Olympic runner)
  • Elisa Jimenez (fashion designer)
  • Elisa Friederike Luise Martha Radziwill (cousin of Wilhelm I of Germany)
  • Elisa Mary Roberts (politician)

Elisa in popular culture:

  • Elisa (psychic in the Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. franchise)
  • Elisa Maza (character in the Gargoyles series)