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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Elsa

Traditionally, Elsa was just a shortened version of the biblical names Elizabeth, Elisabet, and some of its derivatives. According to the Hebrew Bible, Elisheba was the wife of the Israelite prophet Aaron, who served as Israel’s first High Priest and was Moses’ older brother. Her name consists of two parts: ‘Eli’ and ‘Sheba,’ which, according to the prevalent interpretation, translates into ‘God is my oath.’ Ithamar, Eleazar, Abihu, and Nadab are the four sons of Aaron and Elisheba.

According to the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament, Elizabeth was Zechariah’s wife and the mother of John the Baptist. She gave birth to John at an old age. In Christianity, Elizabeth is honored as a saint and the patron saint of pregnant mothers. She is also a relative of the Virgin Mary.

Some popular variants or diminutives of the name include Elise, Ella, Elsy, Elsie, Bettina, Lise, Lisbeth, Lisa, Lilli, and Liesel. In addition, the name changes a little in various other languages, such as Isa, Isabela, Liliana (Spanish/Portuguese), Zabel (Armenian), Elo, Liisa, Liisu (Estonian), Lisette, Lilliane, Lili (French), Elizaveta, Yelizaveta, Liza, Lizaveta (Russian), Jelisaveta, Ela, Jela (Serbian), Elisheba, Elizabeth, Elisabeth (Biblical) Elisabet (Biblical Greek), and Elisheva (Biblical Hebrew).

Elsa of Arendelle is perhaps the most famous fictional character from the animated series ‘Frozen’ by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Voiced by Idina Menzel, she is the Snow Queen and sister of Anna, who can control snow and ice. Elsa Bloodstone is a fictional superhero from the Marvel Comics Universe described as the daughter of Ulysses Bloodstone and the sibling of Cullen Bloodstone. She has superhuman strength and endurance and is a member of the Fearless Defenders.

Dr. Elsa Schneider is one of the antagonists from Steven Spielberg’s ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.’ Alison Doody plays her role as an archaeologist searching for the elusive Holy Grail. Elsa Korr is a fictional character from the 2019 movie ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ directed by Taika Waititi. Thomasin McKenzie plays her role as a Jewish girl hiding in the home of Rosie.


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Famous People With The Name Elsa

  • Elsa PatakySpanish model/actress known for her movies like Fast and Furious, Interceptor and Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Elsa LanchesterBritish-American actress known for movies like Mary Poppins, Bride of Frankenstein, and Come to the Stable
  • Elsa LunghiniFrench singer/actress known for being the youngest singer to reach number 1 in French charts for her T’en Va Pas
  • Elsa MoranteItalian novelist and writer known for La Storia
  • Elsa ZylbersteinFrench actress known for her iconic performance in I’ve Loved You So Long
  • Elsa BrändströmSwedish nurse and philanthropist known as the ‘Angel of Siberia’

Elsa On The Popularity Chart

Elsa started rising in popularity in the 2000s and saw its highest average of 1140 babies per million in 2014, right after the release of the blockbuster animated movie Frozen.

Popularity Over Time

The name started seeing a rise crossing the 300 mark in 2003 as 349 babies per million got named Elsa. It consistently rose after that reaching 566 babies per million in 2013 before peaking in 2014.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

The name has consistently remained on the top 1000 for the last few decades. However, in 2014, it peaked at the 286th position on the chart.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Elsa

There are many variations of the name Elsa in different cultures and languages. However, you can select a few of the suggestions mentioned below.

Names With Similar Meaning As Elsa

If you are looking for a different name with the same meaning as Elsa, consider the following suggestions.

Name Numerology For Elsa

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