Gender Masculine
Scripts אֱלִישַׁע(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. i-LIE-shə(English)  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

VariantsElishua(Biblical) Elishua(Biblical Hebrew)
Other Languages & CulturesElisaie(Biblical Greek) Eliseus(Biblical Latin) Eliseo(Italian) Elisie(Macedonian) Eliseu(Portuguese) Yelisey(Russian) Eliseo(Spanish)
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Entry updated May 29, 2020