Name: Elsa

Origin and Meaning of the Name Elsa

  • Meaning:
    My God is a vow; joyful
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  • Meaning:
    My God is a vow
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  • Meaning:
    My God is a vow
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  • Pronunciation:
    (EL sah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Elsa

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  • Used in:
    English, Finnish, German, Spanish and Swedish speaking countries
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    Originally a pet form of Elizabeth, Elsa is now in common use as an independent given name. Elsa may also be taken as coming from the Hebrew meaning "joyful".

    Elsa Schiaparelli was a fashion designer of the 1920s and 30s. Elsa was the name of the lioness featured in the book and film 'Born Free'.

    Elsa is currently a popular name in Sweden - it was #16 in 2006.

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Popularity Rank of Elsa (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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