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This name is pronounced el-ish-ah in Hebrew in Hebrew.
-- Miss Claire  12/5/2004
I know two girls with this name. It irritates me to no end - Elisha is for a boy!
-- Anonymous User  6/28/2005
Elisha, a girl in in 'The Nightmare Academy', was a spy and one of the heroines of the books. She, along with her twin brother Elijah, got themselves sent to the Knight-Moore Academy where their parents later lost them along the way.
-- echo_of_the_past  2/20/2006
The Elisha in Nightmare Academy/Hangman's Curse pronounced her name, "ee-LEESH-ah.
-- Shasta  9/24/2006
Elisha was the successor of Elijha in the Old Testament. Before Elijah was taken into heaven by a chariot of fire, he asked Elisha what he wanted, and Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah's annointing. Elijah then said, if he saw him being taken into heaven, that the double portion would be bestowed upon him.
-- avalah  6/23/2006
Elijah and Elisha's stories were (mostly) told in first and second Kings.
-- avalah  6/23/2006
American actress Elisha Cuthbert bears the name.
-- Maggie_Simpson  8/25/2006
I know a girl named Elisha, I never knew this name was for a boy! I like this name on a girl much better.
-- Taydbug112  12/9/2006
It absolutely makes me CRINGE to see this name on a girl.
-- arrowhead909  1/9/2007
Eli Manning's first name. Eli is just a nickname.
-- Anonymous User  1/22/2007
When I first saw this name printed out I thought it was a girl and was surprised to see it for a boy. It does look rather feminine and for those who aren't biblical are more inclined to pronounce it a-Lee-sha not e-Lie-sha.
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2007
Elisha is the Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 14th June.
-- Karcoolka  6/16/2007
Elisha is really name for a boy!
-- Maggie_Simpson  9/11/2007
I like this name. A lot of people are saying that girls have this name, but they don't pronounce it ee-LIE-sha, they pronounce it ah-LEE-sha.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/12/2008
Pronounced "e-LEE-sha".
-- MaggieSimpson  5/20/2008
Whether you pronounce the name as ''ee-LIE-sha'' or ''e-LI-sha'', it has got to be the most feminine-sounding masculine name I have ever come across. I'm sorry, but it actually sounds like a feminine ghetto name, regardless of which pronunciation you pick, so I don't know who would dare to name their son this in America. Somewhere else, maybe, if it sounds masculine at all there. This didn't sound masculine to me when I was 11 years old, didn't speak English very well, and heard the track I May Be Single by a female singer named Elisha LaVerne on MTV on a few occasions (gosh, the crap I remember from 1996!). I don't think this name sounds masculine anywhere in Europe.
-- slight night shiver  5/22/2008
American actor Elisha Cook jr. (born 26th December 1903, San Francisco, California - death 18th May 1995, Big Pine, California, USA).
-- MaggieSimpson  1/22/2010
I do not like this name. It's too manly for a girl, and too girly for a boy.
-- Dawson  12/10/2010
I love this name! But it is absolutely for a boy. I HATE when people use it for a girl.
-- harry_sent_me  3/14/2011
I like Elisha even though it's not as popular as Elijah. I chose to call my character Eli for short even if it's not a recognized diminutive.
-- Vani Joy  7/27/2012
There is also the Arabic variation which can be written as Alyasa, Elyasa, Il-Yasa, or El-Yasa.
-- damsel  2/26/2013
My brothers name is Elisha. We pronounce it Ee-lye-shuh but when people hear the name, they automatically assume he's a girl and pronounce it Uh-lee-shuh.
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2013
My 5-year-old young daughter is named Elisha (pronounced "el-LEE-sha"), and everyone loves it. My preferred nickname for her is the beautiful "El" / "Elle"; my husband calls her "Elf"; and she can choose "Ellie" (although I'm not a fan of that nickname). It's a nice change from the far more popular E-names "Emily" and "Emma" -- we already know at least three girls with each of those versions.

Everyone who sees the name (who isn't a Biblical scholar) assumes that it's a girl's name.

There is the occasional confusion with "Alicia", but it's survivable.
-- DHI  6/8/2014
Related name: Joshua.
-- Sabertooth  8/15/2014
Elisha is not related to Joshua. See the comments under Joshua for details.
-- LMS  10/11/2014
Anyone who gives such a magnificent boy's name to a girl, ruining it's masculinity, should be ashamed.
-- Ali Hassan  9/17/2014
My name is Elisha and I am female. I will never understand people who are offended by girls who have originally "male" names, as if naming your daughter Riley or Spencer is somehow tarnishing a "strong, masculine" name. I'll have you know that it was my father who named me, so I highly doubt he (as a male) felt offended by it! Yep, Elisha was once considered a male name... in biblical times. Get with the 21st century. It's ignorant to think that unisex names can't exist. There's also no difference between Alisha and Elisha, besides the changing of the first letter. Elisha is a derivative of Alice and Alicia, along with Alisha, which are very female names. Not to mention it's pronounced differently for males and females. The male Elisha is derived from Elijah and is pronounced similarly as EH-LIE-SHUH. The female Elisha is pronounced EE-LEE-SHUH or EH-LEE-SHUH, which is more feminine with its slight difference in pronunciation. It is also not a "ghetto" name since it is not made up and has an actual Hebrew origin and meaning to it. Names that are considered "ghetto" are completely made up variations of preexisting names.
-- UncommonCommoner  12/27/2014

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