I like it on a boy because it's so very cool and handsome, but I hate it on a girl because it's so tacky and hideous in my opinion.
This name is fantastic for guys, there are other men's name that end in an A like this and it should be used more often for guys.
This sounds a lot like a girl name!
Wait...people use this as a girl's name!
What is this world coming to >:|
My name is Elisha, and I'm a male. Let me tell you, growing up with a name that is viewed as a girl's name caused me to receive a lot of grief and bullying as a kid. In junior high there was a girl named Elisha and we had the same last name. That caused some issues for me too. Even as an adult I've had issues, such as having to apply for labor jobs using my middle name. I've considered changing my name to Elijah to avoid confusion, but never bothered.
The FEMININE usage of the name ELISHA may be INFLUENCED by Canadian Actress: Elisha Cuthbert.Elisha Ann Cuthbert Phaneuf (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She played Kim Bauer in the series 24, Darcie Goldberg in the 2003 college comedy Old School, Danielle in the 2004 teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax. As of June 2019, she plays Abby Phillips in the Netflix Original Series The Ranch. In 2013, Maxim magazine named her "TV's most beautiful woman".
Honestly, I was surprised to find out that this was originally a male name.
My name is Elisha. I am a female and it's pronounced by my mother, "ee li Sha". It's not ghetto, geesh get over it people.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Elisha who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 2, 287th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
A gentle and handsome name.
All these people using the name for girls is a clear reflection of how sheltered and uncultured many people in the US are. They also don't understand cultural appropriation either, otherwise they wouldn't be telling people to "get over it." Sad, really.
The name Elisha was given to 300 boys born in the US in 2016.
66.67 percent of people with the first name Elisha are female.
Some of the comments here are a little intense. If you don't like it you don't like it. Don't waste such passion and intensity on something so silly.
My name is Elisha, by the way, and yes, I am female. (It is pronounced like "Alicia", uh-lee-shuh.) It's not such a huge deal. Forget the "it sounds too" this or "it sounds too" that. The meaning of a name is the most important part and the meaning of Elisha in both its male and female versions is great. "God is my salvation"; "ornament"; "brightness" (Hebrew); "protected by God" (Sanskrit); "of a noble kind"; "noble"; "honorable" (Germanic); and so many more...
Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax.
The name Elisha was given to 120 girls born in the US in 2015.
It is a name from the Bible. It is also a male's name? My name is Elisha. I'm a female. My mom named me Elisha because of the bible.
My name is Elisha. My mom made me grow up pronouncing it E-leesh-ah. When I became older and read the Bible, I figured out that I wasn't pronouncing my own name correctly. I'm a girl, by the way. Proud to have the amazing name coming from a known story in the bible.
Athlete - Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning (born January 3, 1981) American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Eli Manning.
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.
Anyone who gives such a magnificent boy's name to a girl, ruining it's masculinity, should be ashamed.
Related name: Joshua.
Elisha is not related to Joshua. See the comments under Joshua for details.
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.
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.
There is also the Arabic variation which can be written as Alyasa, Elyasa, Il-Yasa, or El-Yasa.
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.
I love this name! But it is absolutely for a boy. I HATE when people use it for a girl.
I do not like this name. It's too manly for a girl, and too girly for a boy.
American actor Elisha Cook jr. (born 26th December 1903, San Francisco, California - death 18th May 1995, Big Pine, California, USA).
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 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.
Pronounced "e-LEE-sha".
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.
Elisha is really name for a boy!
Elisha is the Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 14th June.
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.
Eli Manning's first name. Eli is just a nickname.
It absolutely makes me CRINGE to see this name on a girl.
I know a girl named Elisha, I never knew this name was for a boy! I like this name on a girl much better.
American actress Elisha Cuthbert bears the name.
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.
Elijah and Elisha's stories were (mostly) told in first and second Kings.
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.
The Elisha in Nightmare Academy/Hangman's Curse pronounced her name, "ee-LEESH-ah.
I know two girls with this name. It irritates me to no end - Elisha is for a boy!
This name is pronounced el-ish-ah in Hebrew in Hebrew.

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