Elisha

First Name
27k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
328
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Elisha mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Elisha

"Elisha" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is My Salvation". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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Hebrew אֱלִישָׁע (Elisha', literally “God is salvation”).

  1. A prophet, a disciple and successor of Elijah.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin, in quiet use since the 17th century.
  3. A female given name in occasional use, apparently confused with Elizabeth or Alicia.

Notable Persons Named Elisha

Elisha Cuthbert is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Elisha was born on November 30th, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta.

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Elisha is a leading somebody. He holds the title Prophet. Elisha was born in 9. Elisha is also known as Eliseus.

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Elisha Graves Otis was an engineer. Elisha was born on August 3rd, 1811 in Halifax, Vermont, United States. He passed away on April 8th, 1861.

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Elisha Gray was an engineer/inventor. Elisha was born on August 2nd, 1835 in Barnesville, Ohio, U.S. He left this life on January 21st, 1901.

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Jr. Elisha Cook was an actor. Their career lasted from 1926 to 1926. Jr. was given the name Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Jr. on December 26th, 1903 in San Francisco, California, U.S. They died on May 18th, 1995.

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Elisha Hunt Rhodes is a military person.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elisha

Elisha is a leading somebody. He holds the title Prophet. Elisha was born in 9. Elisha is also known as Eliseus.

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Ron Elisha is a leading human. Ron was born in 1951 in Jerusalem.

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Lexi Elisha is a contemporary christian music, christian country music, christian electronic dance music, southern gospel, and folk music singing and songwriter. She plays Singer-songwriter and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 2012. Lexi was given the name Alexandra Marie Elisha on March 23rd, 1993 in Portage, Indiana.

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Golbe Elisha is a sports team member for the Plateau United F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Elisha in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 32 0 32
1881 29 0 29
1882 35 0 35
1883 42 0 42
1884 39 0 39
1885 38 0 38
1886 35 0 35
1887 20 0 20
1888 37 0 37
1889 29 0 29
1890 24 0 24
1891 28 0 28
1892 28 0 28
1893 17 0 17
1894 27 0 27
1895 33 0 33
1896 23 0 23
1897 18 0 18
1898 32 0 32
1899 26 0 26
1900 37 0 37
1901 19 0 19
1902 23 0 23
1903 25 0 25
1904 25 0 25
1905 16 0 16
1906 15 0 15
1907 21 0 21
1908 11 0 11
1909 24 0 24
1910 25 0 25
1911 27 0 27
1912 44 0 44
1913 45 0 45
1914 47 5 42
1915 58 0 58
1916 81 0 81
1917 79 0 79
1918 69 0 69
1919 79 0 79
1920 71 0 71
1921 99 0 99
1922 96 0 96
1923 89 0 89
1924 72 0 72
1925 74 0 74
1926 72 0 72
1927 79 0 79
1928 68 0 68
1929 60 0 60
1930 71 0 71
1931 63 0 63
1932 62 0 62
1933 45 0 45
1934 60 0 60
1935 53 0 53
1936 48 0 48
1937 48 0 48
1938 41 0 41
1939 47 0 47
1940 62 6 56
1941 47 0 47
1942 44 0 44
1943 48 0 48
1944 44 0 44
1945 47 0 47
1946 45 0 45
1947 53 7 46
1948 52 9 43
1949 61 9 52
1950 48 0 48
1951 52 7 45
1952 46 5 41
1953 48 8 40
1954 50 5 45
1955 46 0 46
1956 44 10 34
1957 51 15 36
1958 40 8 32
1959 58 24 34
1960 78 49 29
1961 56 33 23
1962 74 40 34
1963 84 54 30
1964 88 57 31
1965 101 71 30
1966 78 54 24
1967 90 76 14
1968 92 70 22
1969 120 95 25
1970 166 127 39
1971 189 151 38
1972 226 181 45
1973 195 158 37
1974 232 184 48
1975 299 230 69
1976 364 300 64
1977 503 421 82
1978 531 444 87
1979 639 546 93
1980 735 623 112
1981 668 565 103
1982 648 540 108
1983 619 525 94
1984 583 468 115
1985 582 481 101
1986 508 428 80
1987 538 450 88
1988 492 402 90
1989 461 358 103
1990 466 348 118
1991 436 297 139
1992 433 296 137
1993 402 260 142
1994 425 247 178
1995 425 221 204
1996 454 224 230
1997 432 199 233
1998 473 219 254
1999 473 189 284
2000 467 190 277
2001 474 174 300
2002 502 166 336
2003 506 169 337
2004 560 201 359
2005 534 158 376
2006 542 166 376
2007 552 188 364
2008 539 147 392
2009 487 147 340
2010 499 136 363
2011 448 138 310
2012 457 140 317
2013 506 160 346
2014 461 138 323
2015 422 120 302
2016 422 122 300

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Popularity of Elisha as a first name

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Popularity of Elisha as a last name

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Common last names for Elisha

  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Lewis
  • Scott
  • Carter
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elisha U.S.
  White 70.43% 64.26%
  African American 17.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elisha

People with the last name Elisha are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Elisha

  • How Popular is the name Elisha? Elisha is the 1,454th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elisha was the 61,297th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elisha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,502 babies born with the first name Elisha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elisha to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elisha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
  • When was Elisha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elisha is Sunday, September 13th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Elisha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elisha was in 1980 with a total of 623 babies.
  • Random Elisha Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elisha is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Elisha: Your name in reverse order is Ahsile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeilsh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elisha? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 328 people with the last name Elisha.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elisha? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elisha as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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