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I absolutely love the name Elsa, but I hate how everyone associates it with "Frozen". I've never watched it and I don't have any particular opinion about the movie, but I just feel it gives this name a way too mainstream feel. And I don't like how everyone here in Poland pronounces it as Elza, I mean it's quite natural because Elza is a Polish name, so it's easier, plus I really like the name Elza as well, but Elsa written and pronounced with s sounds much better. I like the Nordic feel this name has, and I like it both on its own or as a diminutive of Elisabeth/Elisabet. It's interesting how strong and delicate it is at the same time, and I think it ages well.
mairinn  11/10/2018
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Elsa & Emilie are a Norwegian band, as the name suggests, consisting of two girls - Elsa and Emilie.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2018
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Most probably due to the overwhelming popularity of "Frozen", the name Elsa itself is gaining some little popularity in Poland as well. It's not much, because even the native Polish variant, Elza, is not (and from what I know has never been) particularly popular, neither as a full name nor a nickname, but still, last year (2017) there were 3 little Elsas born, as well as for Elzas. Elsa was on 511 place in the ranking.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2018
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I love this name and I love the movie Frozen, but the name Elsa is too much associated with it.
kayisforkeen  8/9/2018
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Famous bearers of the name in fiction could be Elsa Schneider from Indiana Jones and Elsa of Arendelle from Once Upon a Time.
Caedus  8/3/2018
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Due to the character from Indiana Jones, I never thought about the name as anything else but an antagonist. The movie Frozen and the adaptation on Once Upon a Time changed my opinion about that name; after all, I find the two best powers to be hydrokinesis and cryokinesis, and Elsa has the latter.
Caedus  8/3/2018
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Queen Elsa from frozen is a famous bearer.
Curious me  7/17/2018
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I can hear this name without imagining Elsa from frozen and her annoying song Let it go, let it gooooooo.
Curious me  7/17/2018
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It's a pretty and beautiful name, it's better than Elisabeth in my opinion. However, I don't like its religious meaning. I don't like the name Maria if it's used alone, but I like it if it's associated with Elsa.
SilverSatan  2/2/2018
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My friend's name is Elsa. She hates when people point out that Elsa is the name of the Ice queen in Frozen. I think it's a nice name.
Livisnotonfire  12/15/2017
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Just wanted to tell you that it is also a Faroese name and that it is quite common in the Faroe Islands.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2017
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I think Elsa is a pretty name, but it reminds me too much of Elsa from Frozen.
1836732  7/15/2017
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Elsa Lafuente Medianu, known professionally as Elsa Pataky, is a Spanish model, actress, and film producer. Pataky is best known for her role as Elena Neves in The Fast and the Furious franchise. She has appeared in the films Snakes on a Plane, Giallo and Give 'Em Hell, Malone. She also starred in the Spanish film Di Di Hollywood in 2010.
cutenose  6/27/2017
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Also Greek.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  2/12/2017
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Elsa Benítez Yáñez is a Mexican model and television presenter, perhaps best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including her appearance on the cover in 2001.
cutenose  1/17/2017
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I personally love the name Elsa, no matter the pronunciation (Though I do prefer the Finnish and German versions over the English version). And whenever I think of the name the first person that comes into mind is Dr. Elsa Schneider from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (One of my favorite characters and movies of all time). I always forget the character from Frozen exists... but whenever I remember she exists I always get sad because I realize that if I were to use the name for anything, despite it already being a name (a fairly popular one at that), people are going to think I'm using the name because I'm a fan of Frozen (which I'm really not, it was a less-than average movie in my opinion, and severely overrated).
AmbiguouslyAnonymous  11/24/2016
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Elsa Mars is a character in American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Liefke Knol  9/27/2016
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Elsa Anna Sofie Hosk is a Swedish model and current Victoria's Secret Angel, who has worked for a number of leading brands including Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Free People, Ungaro, H&M, Lilly Pulitzer and Guess.
cutenose  6/16/2016
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The name is also used in Iceland. [noted -ed]
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
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A famous bearer was Russian-French writer Elsa Triolet.
mymymetrocard  2/28/2016
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Swedish Model Elsa Hosk (1988-) is a famous bearer.
Kidwins9  1/31/2016
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Hate the name because of the overrated movie Frozen.
Luvbug86  11/14/2015
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I just don't think it's a pretty name and never did. It sounds very dated. Still, Elsa is my favorite Disney character ever! Hope this doesn't become another 'Emma' -- overrated and overused.
silly_rabbit  9/8/2015
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I wish I knew this as a nickname option for Elizabeth/Elisabeth before I knew about Frozen, haha. It's cute but the movie association makes me not want to use it.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2015
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To end the speculation of whether or not Frozen increased the usage of this name, it did. It jumped 241 positions from 2013 to 2014.
Icycoldhot  5/10/2015
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I've always found this name beautiful, and highly doubt that Frozen will lead to it being overused. It just doesn't sound like a name that will ever be common. Elsa is, however, classic, old-fashioned, and strong. I love it. (Yes, even more so now that one of my favorite princesses has it. And naturally, when a favorite character sports a name, that frequently increases my fondness for the name if I didn't like it initially. But even without The Little Mermaid, Ariel would still be a favorite as well!)
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  3/26/2015
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I do really love this name, and always have. However, I can't help but think of the queen from Frozen now. That's not a bad thing, but it's not the best thing either. My view on this name is now neutral, if anything.
ElitaAlkaev  3/25/2015
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Elsa is also a fairly common name in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
mymymetrocard  11/15/2014
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Not a bad name so no hate with it, but how many girls are running around with this name because of the movie 'Frozen?'
The name was obviously used well before the movie was ever a thought, but I think it's safe to say that it made the name more well known and popular. At least in the US or other English speaking countries.
ThatMazerunnerfan  10/11/2014
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I LOVE this name! And I LOVE Queen Elsa of Arendelle! :D.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2014
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I really used to like this name when I was younger because of the Jacqueline Wilson book, 'The Bed and Breakfast Star'. I've gone off it since. It sounds a bit harsh. Also I'm not a fan of the film (Frozen). Elsa irritates me a bit.
sazzlesarah  9/11/2014
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Slight night shiver: You basically just predicted Elsa in Frozen almost exactly (except for the upper middle class part, because she's royalty and therefore upper upper class), years before Frozen came out. Wow.
Zaldy4life  8/4/2014
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I also feel that you should use a long aristocrat type of middle name because it sounds good with Elsa and also the image of queen Elsa is going to be with this name forever to be honest, because it's such a good movie. Here's some ideas
Elsa Katherine or Elsa Catherine
Elsa Corinne
Elsa Rachel
Elsa Adelaide
Elsa Charlotte
Elsa Anastasia
Elsa Veronica
Elsa Victoria
Elsa Kathleen
Elsa Josephine
Elsa Arabella
Elsa Caroline
Elsa Madeline
Elsa Odelia
Elsa Ophelia
Elsa Christina
Elsa Wilhelmina
Elsa Genevieve
Elsa Aurelia
Elsa Simone
Elsa Gabrielle
Elsa Matilda
Elsa Aurora.
555jazzy  7/28/2014
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This name is really pretty and elegant. I always now, because of frozen, imagine a classy woman wearing purple and very graceful in life.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2014
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Okay, Frozen didn't make this name to be reborn in America. It was the name because if you look at the chart you notice that it has been on the rise since 2009. So it's not random and even if it did reach the top 100, who cares?! Because it's not like I met every Sophie. Or it could be one area for example- they can be a name on the top ten but you probably never meet a girl with that name because most of the reports come from somewhere like new york but can be unheard of in California. I know for a fact because I work at a preschool and I have never heard of a Disney princess name reaching the top ten so you won't have to worry. If anything, I expect the name Anna is reaching popularity because she's more liked. Frozen is not going to last forever and you should use it to your advantage. Like think about how people will never forget to pronounce her name and she can buy lots of merchandise with her name on it. But most of all don't be afraid to use this name. It's only in the five hundreds and it's very pretty and sweet, also old fashioned too, but at the same time fits with other names so please take a chance. Also here are some ideas Elsa Aurora, Elsa Belle, Elsa Marie, Elsa Winter (to stay true to Disney but if not) Elsa Katherine, Elsa Alexandra, Elsa Natalia and finally Elsa Adelaide.
555jazzy  5/14/2014
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It's a nice name. But childish. And because of that movie Frozen it's going to be used to death.
KenniWinchester  5/3/2014
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I'm predicting this name to become a bit of a fad.
Foxtrot53  3/20/2014
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Elsa (along with her sister Anna) is a new Disney princess from the 2013 movie Frozen.
Ranchie  12/29/2013
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My baby cousin's name is Elsa Mae and I want to either call her Elle or Ellie.
polkaspot  8/12/2013
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It's not my favorite, but I still like it. I think it'd be a nice break from the overused name Ella, and it's a heck of a lot more imaginative/non-trendy.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2013
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The current Italian Labour/Welfare minister, Elsa Fornero, carries the name Elsa.
Harvey1409  11/3/2012
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Elsa Salazar Cade was an American science teacher and entomologist.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2012
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It's my name and, personally, I'm not a fan. However, Elsa has the advantage of being short and therefore, it cannot be turned into a stupid nickname.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2012
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Elsa is also used in Portuguese.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2011
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I quite like this name, it sounds quite refreshing. :) . But the thing is with this name, is that it's quite an old lady-esque name in Britain, and I suppose in America as well. But contrary to this, I think it's a really great name that would suit any age, and I think it suits a young girl more than it would an old lady. :)
walesgal92  2/16/2010
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Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress and fashion model.
Jonquil  3/29/2009
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Elsa is often pronounced EL-zah (its Hebrew form).
faye  1/24/2009
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Elsa Sylvan is a Swedish fashion model currently starring in the Spring 09 Balenciaga ad campaign.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2009
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Elsa Benítez (born on December 8, 1977) is a Mexican model. Benítez was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and she got her modeling start after winning an international model search, held in Costa Rica in 1995. With Linda Evangelista as one of her childhood idols, Benítez decided to follow her dream of modeling. Modeling opportunities opened up for Benítez soon after, first in Mexico, where she started out her career, and then in the United States and Europe.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
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Elsa Lunghini, stage name Elsa (born May 20, 1973, in Paris), is a French singer and actress.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
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Elsa Schiaparelli (September 10, 1890 – November 13, 1973) was an influential Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, she dominated fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, her designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborator Salvador Dali. However unlike Chanel she never adapted to the changes in fashion after WWII and her business closed in 1954.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
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Elsa Zylberstein or Elsa Steiner (born 16 October 1968) is a French film, TV, and stage actress.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
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For some weird reason, I have always imagined this to be a great name for an aloof, enigmatic, somewhat emotionally cold, yet absolutely gorgeous young female character in a a movie that has an upper middle class background and either blond hair and blue eyes or red hair and green eyes and pale skin. I used to love the name, but I remember it to have a religious etymology of some kind, and I want to use names that are as secular as possible.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
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Elsa is Hebrew and means My God is a vow; joyful.
sarahlauren  9/19/2007
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Actress Elsa Lanchester, most famous for portraying the title role as the Bride in "The Bride of Frankenstein" 1935!
― Anonymous User  6/21/2007
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Elsa´s pet forms are Ela, Elli, Elsie, Elsina, Zina, Zita, Elusha.
Karcoolka  4/9/2007
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To quote the song "Supersonic" by Oasis:

"I know a girl called Elsa
She's into Alka Seltzer
She sniffs it through a cane on a supersonic train"
ADT  3/25/2007
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Elsa Morante (August 18, 1912 - 25 November 1985) was an Italian novelist, perhaps best known for her novel La Storia (History).
sweetbabe  12/18/2006
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Actress Elsa Pataky is a famous bearer.
Keira_111  10/1/2006
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I know an older German woman named Else (el-see), short for Elsa. Not very popular in the United States.
websurfer  5/28/2006
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In "The Sound of Music", Baroness Schrader's first name is Elsa. (Her first name is not mentioned in the movie, only the play.)
― Anonymous User  5/6/2006
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Elsa Peretti, born in Florence, Italy is a famous jewelry designer. She has designed many of Tiffany's best selling items.
rmloveman  1/1/2006
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A double-crossing character in the film "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" was called Elsa.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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Elsa the Lioness (1956-January 24, 1961) was a female lion raised by game warden George Adamson and his wife Joy Adamson (1910-1980) in Kenya. Her life was depicted in Joy Adamson's book Born Free and "Living Free", both of which were made into movies.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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Elsa is the name of a character in the Wagner Opera "Lohengrin".
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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Elsa Beskow was a Swedish author and illustrator of children's books.
Elphi  12/21/2005
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I like this form of Elizabeth very much, along with another form, "Elsie", which sounds more cutesy than "Elsa".
gaelruadh19  4/28/2005

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