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Gender: F Meaning of Elise: "pledged to God" Origin of Elise: French variation of Elizabeth Elise's Popularity in 2014: #166

Elise is on an upward trend, due in large part to its dash of French flair, and to the love for El-names in general. It reached its second highest ranking ever--166-- last year in the US, and is riding a wave in several European countries as well.

Elise was introduced into the English-speaking world in the late nineteenth century. Emily Blunt played a character named Elise in The Adjustment Bureau.

Fur Elise is one of Beethoven's most popular piano pieces. Piers Morgan named his daughter Elise.

Famous People Named Elise

Elise Burgin, American tennis player
Elise Crombez, Belgian model
Elise Gatien, Canadian actress
Elise Morgan, daughter of British journalist and TV host Piers Morgan
Elise Neal, American actress
Elise Ray, American gymnast
Elise Testone, American Idol finalist
Dianna Elise Agron, American actress
Elise Blake, British Child Actress; best known for her lead role in Matilda the Musical
Elise Bauman, Canadian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Elise

"A Letter to Elise," The Cure song
"Fur Elise," a bagatelle composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Elise McKenna, character from the film "Somewhere in Time"
"A Perfect Day, Elise," PJ Harvey song
Elyse Keaton, character from 80's sitcom "Family Ties"
Elise de la Serre, character from the video game "Assassin's Creed: Unity"
Elise Storton, main character in Melody Carlson's "Never Been Kissed"