"God is my salvation"

Elisha Origin and Meaning

The name Elisha is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my salvation".

Creative name whose only limitation is that it looks like it would be pronounced akin to Alicia and Elissa — although as a Biblical boys’ name, it is traditionally pronounced ee-LIE-shah.

With Elijah a Top 10 choice, Elisha seems like a natural alternative for those preferring a slightly more unusual – but still super traditional – boy name. In fact, in the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and disciple of similarly named Elijah.

# 855 in the US

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Famous People Named Elisha

  • Elishafaithful attendant and successor to the prophet Elijah in the Bible.
  • Elisha Graves OtisAmerican industrialist
  • Elisha Albright Hoffman (18391929), hymnist
  • Elisha Marshall Peasefifth and thirteenth Governor of Texas
  • Elisha Nelson "Eli" ManningAmerican football player
  • Elisha Cook Jr.American character actor
  • Elisha Hunt AllenAmerican congressman, lawyer and diplomat
  • Elisha KaneAmerican explorer and medical officer
  • Elisha ben AbuyahJewish rabbi and religious authority
  • Elisha Harris20th Governor of Rhode Island