Given Name ELISHA

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: אֱלִישַׁע (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: i-LIE-shə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אֱלִישַׁע ('Elisha'), a contracted form of אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a) meaning "my God is salvation". According to the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and miracle worker. He was the attendant of Elijah and succeeded him after his ascension to heaven.
VARIANTS: Elishua (Biblical), Elishua (Biblical Hebrew)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Elisaie (Biblical Greek), Eliseus (Biblical Latin), Eliseo (Italian), Elisie (Macedonian), Eliseo (Spanish)
USER SUBMISSION: Elisha

Categories

actresses, biblical, prophets
Entry updated December 8, 2017