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967k
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since 1880

Lisa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is My Oath
  • #45 All Time
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Boys
Similar Names
16k Liza (English)
9k Liz (English)
4k Lissa (American)
3k Lise (German)
< 1k Leeza (American)
< 1k Lysa (American)
< 1k Lis (Scandinavian)

How popular is the name "Lisa" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1886 6 6 0
1896 5 5 0
1899 7 7 0
1904 9 9 0
1905 5 5 0
1907 7 7 0
1910 9 9 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 7 7 0
1913 16 16 0
1914 12 12 0
1915 14 14 0
1916 11 11 0
1917 13 13 0
1918 15 15 0
1919 14 14 0
1920 17 17 0
1921 17 17 0
1922 15 15 0
1923 15 15 0
1924 23 23 0
1925 13 13 0
1926 31 31 0
1927 15 15 0
1928 12 12 0
1929 22 22 0
1930 34 34 0
1931 29 29 0
1932 41 41 0
1933 21 21 0
1934 33 33 0
1935 31 31 0
1936 47 47 0
1937 53 53 0
1938 80 80 0
1939 78 78 0
1940 89 89 0
1941 93 93 0
1942 125 125 0
1943 163 163 0
1944 193 193 0
1945 250 250 0
1946 328 328 0
1947 422 422 0
1948 468 468 0
1949 598 598 0
1950 1,177 1,177 0
1951 1,701 1,701 0
1952 2,852 2,845 7
1953 3,613 3,604 9
1954 5,918 5,909 9 #73 girl name
1955 8,557 8,537 20 #48 girl name
1956 11,037 11,018 19 #31 girl name
1957 15,158 15,129 29 #26 girl name
1958 20,247 20,211 36 #19 girl name
1959 25,750 25,691 59 #10 girl name
1960 33,791 33,705 86 #6 girl name
1961 42,777 42,695 82 #2 girl name
1962 46,188 46,083 105 #1 girl name
1963 56,159 56,039 120 #1 girl name
1964 54,406 54,275 131 #1 girl name
1965 60,445 60,268 177 #1 girl name
1966 57,064 56,913 151 #1 girl name
1967 52,549 52,430 119 #1 girl name
1968 49,707 49,532 175 #1 girl name
1969 45,181 45,032 149 #1 girl name
1970 39,098 38,960 138 #2 girl name
1971 33,036 32,906 130 #3 girl name
1972 27,642 27,546 96 #3 girl name
1973 22,731 22,665 66 #5 girl name
1974 19,850 19,776 74 #8 girl name
1975 18,199 18,130 69 #8 girl name
1976 17,410 17,349 61 #9 girl name
1977 17,065 17,012 53 #12 girl name
1978 17,082 17,032 50 #11 girl name
1979 17,353 17,284 69 #13 girl name
1980 15,721 15,660 61 #16 girl name
1981 14,357 14,292 65 #18 girl name
1982 12,688 12,644 44 #23 girl name
1983 11,518 11,466 52 #27 girl name
1984 10,281 10,235 46 #29 girl name
1985 9,047 9,014 33 #36 girl name
1986 7,930 7,899 31 #40 girl name
1987 7,575 7,549 26 #40 girl name
1988 7,298 7,261 37 #43 girl name
1989 6,605 6,574 31 #55 girl name
1990 5,358 5,344 14 #64 girl name
1991 4,411 4,397 14 #83 girl name
1992 3,792 3,781 11 #88 girl name
1993 3,231 3,224 7 #100 girl name
1994 2,578 2,565 13
1995 2,237 2,237 0
1996 1,872 1,865 7
1997 1,545 1,545 0
1998 1,363 1,363 0
1999 1,112 1,112 0
2000 1,095 1,088 7
2001 908 908 0
2002 830 830 0
2003 811 811 0
2004 709 709 0
2005 618 618 0
2006 607 607 0
2007 524 524 0
2008 507 507 0
2009 420 420 0
2010 395 395 0
2011 395 395 0
2012 394 394 0
2013 351 351 0
2014 371 371 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Lisa? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 966,712 babies born with the name Lisa in the United States. That's more than enough Lisas to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lisa" was in 1965 with a total of 60,268 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lisas)

According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lisa" ranks #7 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 291 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1972. Across the entire United States a total of 27,642 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lisa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lisa as well as things modernly associated with the name Lisa such as celebrities named Lisa.

English

Origin and Meaning of Lisa

The name "Lisa" is of English origin, and it means "God is My Oath". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn is an actress, model, and presenter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Olivia was born in 1982 as Lisa Olivia Munn in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

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Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Lisa was born in 1967 as Lisa Michelle Bonet in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow is an actress, voice actress, writer, and comedienne with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Lisa was born in 1963 as Lisa Valerie Kudrow in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley is a singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Lisa was born in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

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Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Lisa was born in 1963 as Lisa Deanna Rinna in Newport Beach, California,.

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Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein is an actress and playwright with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Lisa was born in 1967 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Asil". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lias". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Lisa born Jul 1, 1929

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1850. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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