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Gender: Female Origin of Elisa: Spanish and Italian, diminutive of Elizabeth Meaning of Elizabeth: Hebrew, "pledged to God" Elisa's Popularity in 2017: #504

The name Elisa is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin. Elisa is ranked #504 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like International Variations of Elizabeth and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Elisa may be one of the most appealing of this contingent of names, but the Elizabeth variations that start with A are heading up, the E versions down. Eliza is much more stylish these days than Elisa.

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Famous People Named Elisa

Elisa Bonaparte (Maria Anna Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi Levoy) Grand Duchess of Tuscany, sister of Napoleon I of France
Lisa Adaline "Elisa" Donovan, American actress
Elisa Sednaoui, model
Elisa Toffoli, Italian singer
Elisa Cegani, Italian actress
Elisa Friederike Luise Martha Radziwill; cousin and early love interest of Wilhelm I of Germany
Elisa Rebeca Bridges, American model/actress
Elisa Christy (born Elisa Crochet Asperó), Mexican actress
Elisa Di Francisca, Italian Olympic fencer
Elisa Fiorillo, American pop singer
Elisa Jimenez, American fashion designer ("Project Runway")
Elisa Kadigia Bove, Italian actress
Elisa Volpatto, Brazilian actress
Elisa Maria "Elly" van Hulst, Dutch Olympic runner
Elisa Zulueta, Chilean actress
Elisa Longo Borghini, Italian cyclist
Elisa Roberto (b. 2007), daughter of actor Paolo Roberto

Pop Culture References for the name Elisa

Elisa, princess in Hans Christian Anderson's "The Wild Swans"
Elisa Maza, character in Disney animated series Gargoyles
Elisa Esposito, character in "The Shape of Water"
Elisa, a child psychic in video game Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops.
Lucero-Elisa de Riqueza, character in the Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson
Elisa, the goddess in online game Transformice
ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) is a commonly used test in analytical biochemistry


josephinedagnall Says:


I always pronounce this el-EES-a, with a soft s sound like 'sea' and a long ee sound, because a relative of mine in Austria pronounces it like that. In the US, would this be pronounced the same as Eliza, or the way I say it?

paulapuddephatt Says:


I like this, but still prefer Eliza.

anastasiavalentina Says:


ELISA - enzyme linked immunosorbent assay :)

Guest Says:


I love the beautiful Elisa more. I don't like the long I sound in Eliza.