Diminutive of Elizabeth via its Scottish variation, Elspeth
"pledged to God"

Elsie Origin and Meaning

The name Elsie is girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "pledged to God".
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 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.
# 221 in the US

Elsie Rank in US Top 1000

Elsie Popularity

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Famous People Named Elsie

  • Elsie Louise FergusonAmerican actress
  • Elsie JanisAmerican singer
  • Elsie Kate FisherAmerican teen actress
  • Elsie WindesAmerican water polo player
  • Elsie de WolfeAmerican interior designer
  • Elsie Jeanette OxenhamEnglish children's author
  • Elsie Eleanore WayneCanadian MP
  • Elsie TuHong Kong politician and activist
  • Elsie LeungHong Kong secretary of justice
  • Elsie MackayBritish actress and aviatrix
  • Elsie Mapuana Sniffenbirth name of Kayla Blake, American actress
  • Elsie Lacksdaughter of genetic pioneer Henrietta Lacks
  • ElsieMae Blackburn, daughter of actress Verona Joseph and director Farren Blackburn
  • Elsie May LarsonKunkel (b. 1990), daughter of singer Nicolette Larson
  • Elsie Morrison (b. 2008)daughter of singer James Morrison
  • Elsie Marigold Gruffudd (b. 2013)daughter of Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd and American,born British Alice Evans
  • Elsie Cook (b. 2014)daughter of English cricket captain Alastair Cook
  • Elsie Otter Pechenik (b. 2015)daughter of actress Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
  • Florence Elsie Ellis (b. 2008)daughter of actress Tamzin Outhwaite and Tom Ellis
  • Sonia ElsieAmerican Youtuber

Elsie in Pop Culture

  • Elsie the Cowadvertising mascot for Borden dairy products
  • Elsie Hugheshousekeeper on TV's "Downton Abbey"
  • Elsie Dinsmorecharacter in novels by Martha Finley
  • Elsie Travilladaughter of character Elsie Dinsmore
  • Elsie Kettlecharacter in "Queenie" by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Elsiecharacter in film "Gosford Park"
  • Elsienickname of Elucia de Lute Ima from "The World God Only Knows"
  • Elsie Tannercharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Elsie Carrcharacter from the "What Katy Did Series"
  • Elsie "Catty" Fanshawecharacter in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
  • Also an English surname and essentially the modern form of the Old English Aelfsige = "elfvictory"
  • Elsie Marinaname of character from the film "The Prince and the Showgirl," portrayed by Marilyn Monroe