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Gender: Female Meaning of Elsie: "pledged to God" Origin of Elsie: Diminutive of Elizabeth via its Scottish variation, Elspeth Elsie's Popularity in 2017: #301

The name Elsie is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "pledged to God". Elsie is ranked #301 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

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Not so long ago, Elsie might have been on a list of Names Least Likely to Succeed—but look at her now! She is currently ranked very highly in the U.K., and in the US, she's widely used as well, having returned to the popular names list in 2005 after a thirty-year hiatus. Elsie is now one of the fastest-rising a href="">girl names starting with E.

Elsie was a popular name at the end of the nineteenth century until its image was damaged in this country by the association with Elsie the Borden cow. But it's rising now on the heels of Ella and Ellie, suddenly sounding fresh and frisky. Singer James Morrison picked it for his baby girl and Ioan Gruffudd has an adorably named little Elsie Marigold. Another youthful bearer is actress Elsie Kate Fisher, the voice of Agnes in Despicable Me.

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Famous People Named Elsie

Elsie Louise Ferguson, American actress
Elsie Janis, American singer
Elsie Kate Fisher, American teen actress
Elsie Windes, American water polo player
Elsie de Wolfe, American interior designer
Elsie Jeanette Oxenham, English children's author
Elsie Eleanore Wayne, Canadian MP
Elsie Tu, Hong Kong politician and activist
Elsie Leung, Hong Kong secretary of justice
Elsie Mackay, British actress and aviatrix
Elsie Mapuana Sniffen, birth name of Kayla Blake, American actress
Elsie Otter Pechenik (b. 2015), daughter of actress Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
Elsie Morrison (b. 2008), daughter of singer James Morrison
Elsie-Mae Blackburn, daughter of actress Verona Joseph and director Farren Blackburn
Elsie May Larson-Kunkel (b. 1990), daughter of singer Nicolette Larson
Elsie Cook (b. 2014), daughter of English cricket captain Alastair Cook
Elsie Lacks, daughter of genetic pioneer Henrietta Lacks
Florence Elsie Ellis (b. 2008), daughter of actress Tamzin Outhwaite and Tom Ellis
Elsie Marigold Gruffudd (b. 2013), daughter of Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd and American-born British Alice Evans
Sonia Elsie, American Youtuber

Pop Culture References for the name Elsie

Elsie the Cow, advertising mascot for Borden dairy products
Elsie Hughes, housekeeper on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Elsie Dinsmore, character in novels by Martha Finley
Elsie Travilla, daughter of character Elsie Dinsmore
Elsie Kettle, character in "Queenie" by Jacqueline Wilson
Elsie, character in film "Gosford Park"
Elsie, nickname of Elucia de Lute Ima from "The World God Only Knows"
Elsie Tanner, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Elsie Carr, character from the "What Katy Did Series"
Elsie "Catty" Fanshawe, character in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
Also an English surname and essentially the modern form of the Old English Aelfsige = "elf-victory"
Elsie Marina, name of character from the film "The Prince and the Showgirl," portrayed by Marilyn Monroe

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