Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. LEE-sə(English) LEE-za(German, Italian) LEE-sa(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Short form of Elizabeth and its cognates in other languages. This is the name of the subject of one of the world's most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa, the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci.

In the United States this form was more popular than the full form Elizabeth from 1958 to 1978, and was in fact the top ranked American name between 1962 and 1969.

Related Names

DiminutivesLillia, Lillie(English) Tina(German)
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, Izabela, Eliška, Liliana(Czech) Eliisabet, Elo, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Elisabet, Isabella, Eliisa, Elisa, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Elsi, Iisa, Liisa, Liisi(Finnish) Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Isabeau, Lili, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette(French) Bet, Elske, Lys(Frisian) Sabela(Galician) Elisabed, Eliso, Eliza, Elza, Liana, Liza(Georgian) Elisavet, Liza(Greek) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Elizabet, Erzsébet, Izabella, Bettina, Bözsi, Eliza, Elza, Erzsi, Lili, Liliána, Lilien, Zsóka(Hungarian) Elísabet, Ísabella, Elsa(Icelandic) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal(Irish) Elizabete, Jeļizaveta, Elīza, Elza, Ilze(Latvian) Bet(Limburgish) Elžbieta, Izabelė, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elisaveta, Beti, Veta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabeau(Medieval French) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Isabèl(Occitan) Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Ela, Eliza, Iza, Liliana, Lilianna(Polish) Isabel, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Elizabete, Elsa, Elza, Isa, 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, Elsa, Isa, Isabela, Liliana(Spanish) Elsy(Spanish (Latin American)) Yelyzaveta, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Bethan(Welsh)
User SubmissionsLísa, Lisa

People think this name is

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Name Days

Austria: November 19
Norway: September 2
Sweden: September 20


Mona Lisa by Leonardo (1519)Mona Lisa by Leonardo (1519)


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