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967k
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since 1880

Lisa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is My Oath
  • #45 All Time
Girls
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 baby 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 423 423 0
1948 468 468 0
1949 598 598 0
1950 1,175 1,175 0
1951 1,701 1,701 0
1952 2,852 2,845 7
1953 3,613 3,604 9
1954 5,916 5,907 9 #73 girl name
1955 8,558 8,538 20 #48 girl name
1956 11,036 11,017 19 #31 girl name
1957 15,163 15,134 29 #26 girl name
1958 20,245 20,209 36 #19 girl name
1959 25,751 25,692 59 #10 girl name
1960 33,790 33,704 86 #6 girl name
1961 42,782 42,700 82 #2 girl name
1962 46,186 46,081 105 #1 girl name
1963 56,157 56,037 120 #1 girl name
1964 54,408 54,277 131 #1 girl name
1965 60,448 60,271 177 #1 girl name
1966 57,064 56,913 151 #1 girl name
1967 52,554 52,435 119 #1 girl name
1968 49,709 49,534 175 #1 girl name
1969 45,177 45,028 149 #1 girl name
1970 39,103 38,965 138 #2 girl name
1971 33,037 32,907 130 #3 girl name
1972 27,643 27,547 96 #3 girl name
1973 22,733 22,667 66 #5 girl name
1974 19,850 19,776 74 #8 girl name
1975 18,200 18,131 69 #8 girl name
1976 17,410 17,349 61 #9 girl name
1977 17,068 17,015 53 #12 girl name
1978 17,084 17,034 50 #11 girl name
1979 17,354 17,285 69 #13 girl name
1980 15,722 15,661 61 #16 girl name
1981 14,358 14,293 65 #18 girl name
1982 12,686 12,642 44 #23 girl name
1983 11,519 11,467 52 #27 girl name
1984 10,282 10,236 46 #29 girl name
1985 9,048 9,015 33 #36 girl name
1986 7,931 7,900 31 #40 girl name
1987 7,574 7,548 26 #40 girl name
1988 7,299 7,262 37 #43 girl name
1989 6,604 6,573 31 #55 girl name
1990 5,358 5,344 14 #64 girl name
1991 4,410 4,396 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 396 396 0
2011 395 395 0
2012 395 395 0
2013 351 351 0
2014 375 375 0
2015 373 373 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Lisa baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 967,118 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 60,271 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lisas)

According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lisa" ranks #13 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 1,698 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1959. Across the entire United States a total of 25,751 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.

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.

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 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 Loeb

Lisa Loeb is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer, and actress specializing in contemporary folk / rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Lisa was born in 1968 as Lisa Anne Loeb in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Lisa Raye

Lisa Raye is a hip-hop model and actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1995 to present. Lisa was born in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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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 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 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Lisa

Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Robin Kelly
Lisa Vanderpump
Lisa Wu
Lisa Robertson

Alternative Meanings

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

S is for serene, your calm time.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Asil". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Sila". 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 Apr 20, 1991

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 USA South-West approximately on 1025. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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