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Gender: F Meaning of Elsie: "pledged to God" Origin of Elsie: Diminutive of Elizabeth via its Scottish variation, Elspeth Elsie's Popularity in 2013: #365

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Not so long ago, Elsie might have been on a list of Names Least Likely to Succeed--but look at her now! She entered the U.K. Top 100 last year at Number 87, and in the U.S. she's now in the Top 500, having returned to the list in 2005 after a thirty-year hiatus.

Elsie was a popular name at the end of the nineteenth century until its image was damaged in this country by the association with Elsie the Borden cow. But it's rising now on the heels of Ella and Ellie, suddenly sounding fresh and frisky. Singer James Morrison picked it for his baby girl and Ioan Gruffudd has an adorably named little Elsie Marigold. Another youthful bearer is actress Elsie Kate Fisher, the voice of Agnes in Despicable Me.

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Famous People Named Elsie

Elsie Ferguson, American stage and film actress
Elsie Janis, American singer
Elsie Kate Fisher, American child actress
Elsie Windes, American water polo player
Elsie de Wolfe, American interior designer
Elsie Morrison (b. 2008), daughter of James Morrison
Florence Elsie Outhwaite (b. 2008), daughter of Tamzin Outhwaite and Tom Ellis
Elsie Lacks, daughter of Henrietta Lacks

Pop Culture References for the Name Elsie

Elsie the Cow (Borden)
Elsie Hughes, house keeper in the TV series Downton Abbey
Elsie Dinsmore, popular 18th century historical fiction heroine by Martha Finley
Elsie, character in The World God Only Knows anime
Elsie Kettle, character in Jacqueline Wilson's Queenie
Elsie, from the movie "Gosford Park"
Elsie, nickname of Elucia de Lute Ima from the World God Only Knows

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