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Origin: Sweden
Region Origin: Northern Europe

The name Lisa is a traditionally feminine name with roots in Hebrew, German, Greek, and English, and it has spiritual connotations across different languages. It is primarily a short form of Elisabeth, Melissa, or Elizabeth. The name Lisa comes from the Greek variation of the Hebrew Elisheba, Elisabet, and means "God's promise". It encompasses devotion, honor, and motherhood, and has substantial biblical significance as the mother of John the Baptist. In the United Kingdom, the name Lisa gained popularity during the 1960s, and it was the most popular female name in the US for most of the 1960s. The meaning of the name Lisa varies depending on its origin. In Hebrew, it means "oath of God" or "God is satisfaction". In German, it signifies "devoted to God". In Greek, it is derived from the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning either "oath of God" or "God is satisfaction". The name Lisa also has a Swedish origin, where Lysa means "light". Regardless of its origin, the name Lisa has a spiritual significance across different cultures and countries, primarily relating to Biblical origins.

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