Name: Elisha

Origin and Meaning of the Name Elisha

  • Meaning:
    My God is salvation
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (eh LY shah); (eh LEE shah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Elisha)
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Miscellaneous Info for Elisha

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  • Used in:
    English and Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A male name in Hebrew, pronounced "eh LY shah." In the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet - the disciple and successor of Elijah.

    In modern times Elisha ("eh LEE shah") has gained popularity as an alternate spelling of the feminine name Alicia. A famous bearer is actress Elisha Cuthbert.

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