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Gender: F Origin of Elisa: Spanish and Italian, diminutive of Elizabeth Elisa's Popularity in 2014: #498

Elisa may be one of the most appealing of this contingent of names, but the Elizabeth variations that start with A are heading up, the E versions down. Eliza is much more stylish these days than Elisa.

Famous People Named Elisa

Elisa Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon
Elisa Sednaoui, model
Elisa Toffoli, Italian singer
Elisa Cegani, Italian actress
Elisa Radziwill, cousin and early love interest of Wilhelm I, German Emperor
Elisa Rebeca Bridges, American model/actress
Elisa Lam, 21 year old Vancouver college student that mysteriously disappeared after checking into L.A. Cecil Hotel. The security tape of her in one of the hotels' elevators right before her nude body was found in one of the water tanks went viral in China. There are many different theories of what happened to her.

Pop Culture References for the name Elisa

Elisa is the name of the princess in Hans Christian Anderson's "The Wild Swans."