French variation of Elizabeth
"pledged to God"

Elise Origin and Meaning

The name Elise is a girl's name of French origin meaning "pledged to God".

Elise is one of those golden names that stylish but not TOO popular. Its appeal is due in large part to its French flair and to the love for El-names in general.

Elise originated as French diminutive of Elizabeth but is now most commonly used as self-contained name. In English and French speaking countries, Elise is pronounced with two syllables, but in countries with Germanic or Scandinavian languages it is pronounced with three syllables, closer to Elisa.

Elise was introduced into the English-speaking world in the late nineteenth century. Today, it can make an original, modern honor name for an ancestral Elizabeth. 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.

# 274 in the US

Elise Rank in US Top 1000

# 110 on Nameberry

Elise Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Elise Popularity

Famous People Named Elise

  • Elise Victoria Feodora Sophie AdelheidPrincess of Hohenlohe,Langenburg; Princess Reuss Younger Line
  • Elise BurginAmerican tennis player
  • Elise NealAmerican actress
  • Elise Depew Strang L'EsperanceAmerican pathologist and physician
  • Elise StefanikU.S. Congresswoman from New York; youngest woman ever elected to Congress
  • Elise CrombezBelgian model
  • Elise GatienCanadian actress
  • (Mary) Elise RayAmerican gymnast
  • Elise Nicole TestoneAmerican pop singer
  • Elise BlakeEnglish actress
  • Elise BaumanCanadian actress
  • Elise Ippolito (born Frances Gres)American painter
  • Elise KellondKnight, Australian soccer player
  • Élise BussagliaFrench football player
  • Elise Hove ThorsnesNorwegian football player
  • Kimberly Elise (Trammel)American actress
  • Élise Marie AnnonciadePrincess Murat (b. 1977), daughter of Joachim, 8th Prince Murat; twin of sister Pauline Béatrice Marie
  • Elise Lasalle (b. 1995)daughter of actress Eva Pope and Laurence Lasalle
  • Elise Chin (b. 2010)daughter of Singaporean actor Marcus Chin
  • Elise Morgan (b. 2011)daughter of British TV personality Piers Morgan

Elise in Pop Culture

  • Elise McKennacharacter from the film "Somewhere in Time"
  • Elise de la Serrecharacter from the video game "Assassin's Creed: Unity"
  • Elise Stortonmain character in Melody Carlson's "Never Been Kissed"
  • Elisecharacter in video game "Fire Emblem: Fates"
  • Elise Whiskscharacter from the "Selection" trilogy
  • Elise the Spider Queencharacter from the video game "League of Legends"
  • "A Letter to Elise" song by The Cure
  • "A Perfect DayElise," song by PJ Harvey
  • "Fur Elise" a bagatelle composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Elisecharacter in horror movie franchise "Insidious"
  • Elisea monkey villager from “Animal Crossing”
  • Elisea club in the video game series "Yakuza"