Lisa

Pronunciation: le-e-sa-h
Origin: Sweden
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
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.

Lisa Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Lisa is currently #489 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Lisa is currently #271 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Lisa is currently #483 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Lisa is currently #271 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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  • Lisa Marie Presley: Lisa Marie Presley is an American singer-songwriter and the daughter of Elvis Presley.