LEE-sa, LEE-za
English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian
"pledged to God"

Lisa Origin and Meaning

The name Lisa is a girl's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "pledged to God".

Elvis naming his daughter Lisa Marie and Nat King Cole's hit song "Mona Lisa" conspired to catapult one of Elizabeth's many offshoots to a high of #4 in 1970.

It has largely fallen from favor in the English-speaking world since then, but still ranks highly in countries such as Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands. It has a sweet and simple charm that could be ripe for an early revival in the US too.

# 850 in the US

Lisa Rank in US Top 1000

# 697 on Nameberry

Lisa Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lisa Popularity

Famous People Named Lisa

  • Lisa del GiocondoFlorentine model for Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"
  • Lisa Valerie KudrowAmerican actress
  • Lisa Marie PresleyAmerican singer and daughter of Elvis Presley
  • Lisa Nicole "Left Eye" Lopessinger with American R&B group TLC
  • Lisa Anne LoebAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Lisa LeslieAmerican pro basketball player
  • Lisa Marie OrigliassoAustralian singer of pop duo The Veronicas
  • Lisa Deanna RinnaAmerican actress
  • Lisa Michelle Bonet aka Lilakoi MoonAmerican actress
  • Lisa GerrardAustralian lead singer of band Dead Can Dance
  • Lisa M. StasseAmerican writer
  • Lisa Najeeb Halabybirth name of Queen Noor of Jordan
  • Lisa EdelsteinAmerican actress
  • Lisa RandallAmerican theoretical physicist
  • Lisa Lisa (Velez)American lead singer of band Cult Jam
  • Lisa RaymondAmerican tennis player
  • Lisa Marie Varon aka VeronicaAmerican pro wrestler
  • Lisa Jane StansfieldBritish singer
  • Lisa Loringplayed Wednesday on the original "The Addams Family"
  • Lisa Nicole BrennanJobs, American writer and daughter of Apple co,founder Steve Jobs and Chrisann Brennan
  • Lisa Ormestad (born Helljesen)Norwegian singer, best known as a female singer in Norwegian music group Folque.
  • Lisa SchwartzAmerican vlogger
  • Lisa Karolina Viktoria DahlkvistSwedish football player
  • Lisa Marie De VannaAustralian soccer player
  • Lisa WuHartwell, American reality star of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (real name is Sharon Millette)
  • Lalisa "Lisa" ManobanThai member of K,Pop group Blackpink
  • Lisa Lu (born Lu Pingxiang)Chinese,born American actress
  • Lisa Michelle Cimorellisinger/Songwriter for the band Cimorelli
  • Lisa BoyleAmerican actress & Playboy Model
  • Lisa Morales (b. 1985) International Fitness Model
  • Lisa EvansScottish footballer.
  • Lisa Peachy (b. 1993) Canadian modelvideo game streamer

Lisa in Pop Culture

  • Lisa Marie Simpsondaughter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Lisa Garlandcharacter in the video game series "Silent Hill"
  • Lisa Trevorcharacter in the video game series Resident Evil
  • Lisa Bunchcharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • Lisa Braedencharacter on The CW's "Supernatural"
  • Dr. Lisa Cuddycharacter on TV's "House," played by Lisa Edelstein
  • Lisa Huntercharacter in movie "Face the Music"
  • Lisa Loopnercharacter played by Gilda Radner on "Saturday Night Live"
  • Lisa Basilcharacter in video game "Ace Attorney"
  • Lisa Rowecharacter in the book and film "Girl, Interrupted"
  • Lisa Brandtcharacter in 1962 movie "David and Lisa"
  • "Mona Lisa" painting by Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Lisaaka Apple Lisa, personal computer designed by Apple Computer, Inc., early 1980s; Steve Jobs named it after his daughter Lisa
  • Lisa Louda character from the Nickelodeon cartoon "The Loud House"
  • Lisa Snart aka Golden Glidercharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • Lisa Turtlecharacter in NBC's "Saved by the Bell"
  • Lisacharacter in the 2004 movie "White Chicks"
  • Lisafuture wife of Johnny from the 2003 film "The Room"
  • Lisabeautiful female character in the 1985 film "Weird Science"
  • "Lisa" song by George Salazar and Joe Iconis