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Origin & Meaning

The name Lisa is of English origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 750  in baby name popularity for girls with 371 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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

Lisa is a variant spelling of Liza.

Lisa is a diminutive (nickname) of Elizabeth.

Variants of the name Lisa include Leesa, Leisa.

The names Leisl, Lesa, Lesia, Lise are all forms of Lisa.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Lisa Leslie, Lisa Presley.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Lisa.

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

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.