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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. LEE-sə(English)
LEE-za(German, Italian)
LEE-sah(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

Short form of ELIZABETH, ELISABETH, ELISABET or ELISABETTA. This is the name of the subject of one of the world's most famous paintings, the 'Mona Lisa', the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci.
DiminutiveLillia(English)
Other Languages & CulturesZabel(Armenian) Elixabete(Basque) Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth(Biblical) Elisabet(Biblical Greek) Elisheva(Biblical Hebrew) Elisabeth(Biblical Latin) Elisaveta(Bulgarian) Elisabet(Catalan) Elizabeta, Ela(Croatian) Alžběta, Eliška(Czech) Eliisabet, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Elisabet, Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi(Finnish) Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Lili, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette(French) Bet, Lys(Frisian) Sabela(Galician) Elisabed, Eliso(Georgian) Elisavet, Elli(Greek) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Erzsébet, Izabella, Bözsi, Erzsi, Lili, Liliána, Lilien, Zsóka(Hungarian) Elísabet, Elsa(Icelandic) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal(Irish) Elizabete, Elīza(Latvian) Bet, Betje(Limburgish) Elžbieta, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elisaveta, Beti, Veta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Isabèl(Occitan) Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Ela, Eliza, Iza, Liliana, Lilianna(Polish) Isabel, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Isabela, Liana, Liliana(Portuguese) Eliza, Izabel, Lílian(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella, Liana, Liliana(Romanian) Elizaveta, Yelizaveta, Liza, Lizaveta(Russian) Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias(Scottish) Jelisaveta, Ela, Jela(Serbian) Alžbeta, Eliška(Slovak) Elizabeta, Ela, Špela(Slovene) Isabel, Ysabel, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela, Liliana(Spanish) Yelyzaveta, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Bethan(Welsh)
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Mona Lisa by Leonardo (1519)Mona Lisa by Leonardo (1519)

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