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Gender: M Pronunciation: ee-LIE-shah Meaning of Elisha: "God is my salvation" Origin of Elisha: Hebrew Elisha's Popularity in 2016: #786

Creative name whose only limitation is that it looks like it would be pronounced akin to such girls’ names as Alicia and Elissa—and in fact rising actor Elisha Cuthbert is a woman. As a boys’ name, however, it is traditionally pronounced ee-LIE-shah. Even though Elisha ranks higher for boys than for girls, expect gender and pronunciation confusion outside of Christian and Jewish circles.

In the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and disciple of similarly named Elijah.

Famous People Named Elisha

Elisha Graves Otis, American industrialist
Elisha Albright Hoffman (1839-1929), hymnist
Elisha Marshall Pease, fifth and thirteenth Governor of Texas
Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning, American football player
Elisha Cook Jr., American character actor
Elisha Hunt Allen, American congressman, lawyer and diplomat
Elisha Kane, American explorer and medical officer
Elisha ben Abuyah, Jewish rabbi and religious authority
Elisha Harris, 20th Governor of Rhode Island

Pop Culture References for the name Elisha

Biblical: faithful attendant and successor to the prophet Elijah.

Elishah, Elysha, Lisha, Elishua, Eli, Elisher, Eliso, Elisee, Elishu

Elisha's International Variations

Elizur (Eastern European) Eliseo (Spanish)