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Origin & Meaning

The name Elise is of French origin.

The meaning of Elise is "my G-d is an oath, pledged to G-d".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 166  in baby name popularity for girls with 1959 occurrences.  It ranked 12531 in popular baby names for boys with 5 occurrences. 

View the Elise Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Elise has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Elise to other names.


The name Elizabeth is derived from Elisabet (Ελισαβε&tau), the Greek form of the Hebrew name Elisheva (אֱלִישֶׁבַע).

The Hebrew name Elisheva, appears in the Old Testament where Elisheva is the wife of Aaron. The name Elizabeth appears in the New Testament where Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.

Elizabeth was also the name of a 12th-century saint, two ruling queens of England (the 16th-century Elizabeth I, and the current ruling queen, Queen Elizabeth II), and by a Russian empress.

The name has been very popular in England since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.

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Related Names

Elise is a form of the name Elizabeth.

Elise is a diminutive (nickname) of Elizabeth.

The names Elissa, Elisse are all forms of Elise.

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Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Elise in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Elise in Nautical Flags page.

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French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.