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Elise is a baby name common in English-speaking countries that was popular in the early 1900’s. The name has enjoyed a renaissance in the last decade and risen to popularity once more.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Elise:

Elise was originally a diminutive of the English girl’s name Elizabeth that became popular as its own name. Elise is now commonly used as a baby girl’s name in English speaking countries as well as Germany and Scandinavia. The name shares its meaning with Elizabeth: “my God is my oath and abundance”.

Symbolism of the Name Elise:

Elise has strong musical connections, especially to the piano.

Nicknames for the Name Elise:

Many of Elise's nicknames are connected to its roots as a form of Elizabeth. Others are based entirely off of Elise itself. There are plenty of nicknames for you to choose from, so think carefully!

Baby name Elise


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Pronunciation of the Name Elise:

i-LEES, EE-lees (English), eh-LEE-zə (German)

Number of Syllables in the Name Elise:

two or three

Emotion Evoked From the Name Elise:

Elise evokes feelings of grace and compassion.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Elise:

Elyse, Alyse, Ellise

Popularity of the Name Elise:

According to the Social Security Administration, Elise is a name that has remained in the top 1000 names for the last century. Elise was popular around the turn of the century and has been enjoying a resurgence since 2010. As of 2022, the name ranks at 259.

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Famous People with the Name Elise:

  • Elise Thérèse Koekkoek-Daiwaille (Dutch painter and lithographer)
  • Elise Burgin (American tennis player
  • Elise Hwasser (Dutch actress)
  • Elise Hall (American politician)
  • Elise Neal (American actress)
  • Elise (film, “The Swan Princess”)
  • Elyse Keaton (television, “Family Ties”)
  • Elise (video games, “Fire Emblem Fates”)
  • Elise de la Serre (video games, “Assassin’s Creed Unity”)
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