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Gender: Female Meaning of Elise: "pledged to God" Origin of Elise: French variation of Elizabeth Elise's Popularity in 2017: #177

The name Elise is a girl's name of French origin meaning "pledged to God". Elise is ranked #177 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Girl Names That Aren't Boring and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Elise is on an upward trend, due in large part to its dash of French flair, and to the love for El-names in general.

Elise was introduced into the English-speaking world in the late nineteenth century. 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.

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Famous People Named Elise

Elise Victoria Feodora Sophie Adelheid, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; Princess Reuss Younger Line
Elise Burgin, American tennis player
Elise Neal, American actress
Elise Depew Strang L'Esperance, American pathologist and physician
Elise Stefanik, U.S. Congresswoman from New York; youngest woman ever elected to Congress
Elise Crombez, Belgian model
Elise Gatien, Canadian actress
(Mary) Elise Ray, American gymnast
Elise Nicole Testone, American pop singer
Elise Blake, English actress
Elise Bauman, Canadian actress
Elise Ippolito (born Frances Gres), American painter
Elise Kellond-Knight, Australian soccer player
Élise Bussaglia, French football player
Elise Hove Thorsnes, Norwegian football player
Renee Elise Goldsberry, American actress and singer
Kimberly Elise (Trammel), American actress
Dianna Elise Agron, American actress
Élise Marie Annonciade, Princess 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
Lana Elise Gommans (b. 2015), daughter of musicians Amanda Somerville and Sander Gommans of After Forever
Brooklyn Elise Paine (b. 2016), daughter of reality TV personalities Erin Bates Paine and Chad Paine of "Bringing Up Bates"

Pop Culture References for the name Elise

Elise McKenna, character from the film "Somewhere in Time"
Elise de la Serre, character from the video game "Assassin's Creed: Unity"
Elise Storton, main character in Melody Carlson's "Never Been Kissed"
Elise, character in video game "Fire Emblem: Fates"
Elise Whisks, character from the "Selection" trilogy
Elise the Spider Queen, character from the video game "League of Legends"
"A Letter to Elise," song by The Cure
"A Perfect Day, Elise," song by PJ Harvey
"Fur Elise," a bagatelle composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Elise, character in horror movie franchise "Insidious"