Gender: Feminine
Origin: Italian

The name could either be a contracted Italian form of Elisabetta or it may be a feminine form of Eliseo, the Italian form of Elisha.

Its French form of Élise was introduced via the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, Elisa Bonaparte (1777-1820).

Currently, Elisa is the 7th most popular female name in Italian-speaking Switzerland, (2010) and the 12th most popular in Italy, (2010). Her rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 34 (Belgium, 2009)
  • # 47 (France, 2009)
  • # 56 (Austria, 2010)
  • # 115 (Netherlands, 2010)
  • # 496 (United States, 2010)

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