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Elsie Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Elsie is of German origin.

The meaning of Elsie is "noble".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "my G-d is an oath, pledged to G-d".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 336  in baby name popularity for girls with 998 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Elsie Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Elsie has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Elsie 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

Elsie is a diminutive (nickname) of Elizabeth.

Other Tidbits

Elsie falls into the classic name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Elsie in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Elsie.

Just for fun, see the name Elsie 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 Elsie in Nautical Flags page.

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Traditional or old world Germanic names have two parts. One part indicates the gender and the other the characteristic of the person. For example, Adelbert or Albert is composed of adel meaning noble and a derivation of beracht meaning bright or shining.

Given names are generally gender specific. Male names cannot be used for females and vice versa. The only exception to this rule is "Maria" which can be used as a male second name as in Erich Maria.

German children are given one or many pre-names (vornames). Only one of these names however is used as their main name or call name (rufname). Parents choose a name because they like it or they may name a child after a relative. Religious catholics frequently give saints names as secondary names. Some combinations of male first and second names such as Hans-Joseph are traditionally hyphenated. The maximum number of first names is five.

Germany has very strict naming laws. Names must be known as a human names. For example, pet names, common nouns, place names and invented names are not allowed. They must also not be offensive or humiliating. The Name Registrar (Standesbeamter) has the right to bar a name. Parent's can appeal the Standesbeamter's decision in court.

Given names may only be changed to correct an error made by the state when recording the name, naturalization of foreigners who may wish to take on a more Germanic version of their name and gender reassignment by transsexuals.