Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. EHL-za(German)
EHL-sah(Finnish)
EHL-sa(Italian)
EHL-sə(English)
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Meaning & History

Short form of Elisabeth. Elsa von Brabant is the lover of Lohengrin in medieval German tales, and her story was expanded by Richard Wagner for his opera Lohengrin (1850). The name had a little spike in popularity after the 2013 release of the animated Disney movie Frozen, which featured a magical princess by this name.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesZabel(Armenian) Elixabete(Basque) Elisheba, Elizabeth, Elisabeth(Biblical) Elisabet(Biblical Greek) Elisheva(Biblical Hebrew) Elisabeth(Biblical Latin) Elisaveta, Elizabet(Bulgarian) Elisabet(Catalan) Elizabeta, Ela(Croatian) Alžběta, Eliška, Liliana(Czech) Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilli, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lise, Liss, Lissi(Danish) Elisabeth, Isabeau, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Babette, Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesje, Lijsbeth, Lisa, Lize(Dutch) Eliisabet, Elo, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Isabeau, Lili, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette(French) Bet, Elske, Lys(Frisian) Sabela(Galician) Elisabed, Eliso, Eliza, Liza(Georgian) Elisavet(Greek) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Elizabet, Erzsébet, Izabella, Bettina, Bözsi, Eliza, Erzsi, Lili, Liliána, Lilien, Zsóka(Hungarian) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal(Irish) Elizabete, Elīza(Latvian) Bet, Betje(Limburgish) Elžbieta, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elisaveta, Beti, Veta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabeau(Medieval French) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lisa, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lise, Liss(Norwegian) Isabèl(Occitan) Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Ela, Eliza, Iza, Liliana, Lilianna(Polish) Isabel, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Elizabete, Isabela, Liana, Liliana(Portuguese) Eliza, Izabel, Lílian(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella, Eliza, Liana, Liliana(Romanian) Elizaveta, Yelizaveta, Liza, Lizaveta(Russian) Elspet, Elspeth, Ishbel, Isobel, Lilias, Lillias(Scottish) Ealasaid, Iseabail, Beileag, Lileas(Scottish Gaelic) Jelisaveta, Ela, Jela(Serbian) Alžbeta, Eliška(Slovak) Elizabeta, Ela, Špela(Slovene) Isabel, Ysabel, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela, Liliana(Spanish) Yelyzaveta, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Bethan(Welsh)
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Popularity

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Denmark: October 30
Estonia: November 19
Finland: October 14
Norway: April 17
Sweden: October 30

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Entry updated April 5, 2022