Elissa

First Name
17k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elissa

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  • According to a user from Australia, the name Elissa is of Unknown origin and means "Oath of god".
  • A user from Australia says the name Elissa is of English origin and means "The God of day".

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From Ancient Greek Ἔλισσα (Élissa); probably from Phoenician [script needed] (Elishat).
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  1. (Greek mythology) Alternative name of Dido, queen of Carthage.
  2. A female given name.

Elissa was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Elissa

Elissa is an arabic pop music, romance (music), and world music musician. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Elissa was given the name Elissar Zakaria Khoury on October 27th, 1971.

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Elissa Steamer is an athlete. Elissa was born on July 31st, 1975 in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Elissa Knight is a pixar employee, voice actress, pixar, voice acting, and pixaremployee. She has been prominent since 2006. Elissa was born on April 15th, 1975 in Santa Cruz, California.

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She was most active from 1926 to 1943. Elissa was given the name Elizabeth Marie Christine K├╝hnelt on December 6th, 1904 in Venice, Italy. She breathed her last breath on October 21st, 1948.

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Elissa Aalto was an architect. Elissa was born on November 22nd, 1922 in Kemi, Finland. She left this life on April 12th, 1994.

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Elissa Silverman is a Member of the Council of the District of Columbia, At-Large, and Member of theCouncil of the District of Columbia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elissa

Elissa is an arabic pop music, romance (music), and world music musician. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Elissa was given the name Elissar Zakaria Khoury on October 27th, 1971.

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Holly Elissa is an actor, artist, activist, filmmaker., and activism. She was most active from 2000 to 2000. Holly was given the name Holly Elissa Dignard on October 1st, 1979 in Moncton.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 6 6 0
1915 7 7 0
1916 14 14 0
1917 6 6 0
1918 13 13 0
1920 11 11 0
1921 7 7 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 6 6 0
1928 5 5 0
1930 7 7 0
1931 14 14 0
1932 29 29 0
1933 54 54 0
1934 50 50 0
1935 61 61 0
1936 44 44 0
1937 37 37 0
1938 40 40 0
1939 42 42 0
1940 35 35 0
1941 42 42 0
1942 41 41 0
1943 63 63 0
1944 51 51 0
1945 55 55 0
1946 73 73 0
1947 88 88 0
1948 109 109 0
1949 119 119 0
1950 86 86 0
1951 113 113 0
1952 172 172 0
1953 168 168 0
1954 165 165 0
1955 144 144 0
1956 109 109 0
1957 94 94 0
1958 110 110 0
1959 121 121 0
1960 105 105 0
1961 118 118 0
1962 112 112 0
1963 165 165 0
1964 131 131 0
1965 102 102 0
1966 115 115 0
1967 155 155 0
1968 170 170 0
1969 177 177 0
1970 258 258 0
1971 214 214 0
1972 201 201 0
1973 226 226 0
1974 176 176 0
1975 216 216 0
1976 217 217 0
1977 271 271 0
1978 279 279 0
1979 408 408 0
1980 357 357 0
1981 352 352 0
1982 364 364 0
1983 348 348 0
1984 315 315 0
1985 302 302 0
1986 340 340 0
1987 303 303 0
1988 257 257 0
1989 339 339 0
1990 279 279 0
1991 300 300 0
1992 292 292 0
1993 272 272 0
1994 247 247 0
1995 290 290 0
1996 269 269 0
1997 300 300 0
1998 310 310 0
1999 305 305 0
2000 290 290 0
2001 302 302 0
2002 299 299 0
2003 284 284 0
2004 279 279 0
2005 274 274 0
2006 248 248 0
2007 224 224 0
2008 247 247 0
2009 205 205 0
2010 219 219 0
2011 224 224 0
2012 297 297 0
2013 235 235 0
2014 242 242 0
2015 167 167 0
2016 166 166 0
2017 164 164 0

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Popularity of Elissa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Elissa

  • How Popular is the name Elissa? Elissa is the 1,848th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,742 babies born with the first name Elissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elissa to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Elissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elissa is Saturday, July 7th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Elissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elissa was in 1979 with a total of 408 babies.
  • Random Elissa Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elissa is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Elissa: Your name in reverse order is Assile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lessai. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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