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Elsa

First Name
28k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Elsa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Elsa

"Elsa" is a name of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Short form of Elizabeth". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

German Elsa, contraction of Elisabeth, occasionally used in English after its appearance in Wagner's opera Lohengrin (1847).

  1. A female given name.

Elsa was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Faroese, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Elsa

Elsa Pataky is a model, actress, and film producer. Elsa was given the name Elsa Lafuente Medianu on July 18th, 1976 in Madrid.

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Elsa was given the name Elsa Anna Sofie Hosk on November 7th, 1988 in Stockholm.

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Elsa was born on January 18th, 1876 in Hechingen, Germany. Elsa is also known as Elsa Lowenthal. She breathed her last breath on December 20th, 1936.

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Elsa Lanchester was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1925 to present. Elsa was given the name Elsa Sullivan Lanchester on October 28th, 1902 in Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham. She left this life on December 26th, 1986.

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Elsa Schiaparelli was a fashion designer and fashion design. Elsa was born on September 10th, 1890 in Rome. She died on November 13th, 1973.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elsa

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Gilberto was born on January 14th, 1938 in Lecco.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 20 20 0
1881 25 25 0
1882 29 29 0
1883 35 35 0
1884 51 51 0
1885 66 66 0
1886 59 59 0
1887 61 61 0
1888 87 87 0
1889 104 104 0
1890 106 106 0
1891 102 102 0
1892 142 142 0
1893 104 104 0
1894 137 137 0
1895 160 160 0
1896 129 129 0
1897 128 128 0
1898 111 111 0
1899 90 90 0
1900 102 102 0
1901 94 94 0
1902 91 91 0
1903 87 87 0
1904 75 75 0
1905 75 75 0
1906 84 84 0
1907 86 86 0
1908 93 93 0
1909 77 77 0
1910 80 80 0
1911 103 103 0
1912 120 120 0
1913 131 131 0
1914 166 166 0
1915 237 237 0
1916 201 201 0
1917 198 198 0
1918 173 173 0
1919 169 169 0
1920 184 184 0
1921 154 154 0
1922 149 149 0
1923 138 138 0
1924 145 140 5
1925 141 141 0
1926 136 136 0
1927 138 138 0
1928 158 158 0
1929 128 128 0
1930 137 137 0
1931 140 140 0
1932 130 130 0
1933 124 124 0
1934 110 110 0
1935 113 113 0
1936 130 130 0
1937 129 129 0
1938 125 125 0
1939 151 151 0
1940 122 122 0
1941 142 142 0
1942 136 136 0
1943 139 139 0
1944 120 120 0
1945 125 125 0
1946 113 113 0
1947 134 134 0
1948 138 138 0
1949 136 136 0
1950 154 154 0
1951 178 178 0
1952 217 217 0
1953 207 207 0
1954 247 247 0
1955 289 289 0
1956 310 310 0
1957 339 339 0
1958 288 288 0
1959 285 279 6
1960 280 280 0
1961 284 284 0
1962 277 277 0
1963 285 285 0
1964 282 282 0
1965 274 274 0
1966 294 294 0
1967 245 245 0
1968 243 243 0
1969 280 280 0
1970 298 298 0
1971 281 281 0
1972 262 262 0
1973 258 253 5
1974 255 255 0
1975 255 255 0
1976 273 268 5
1977 245 245 0
1978 226 226 0
1979 210 210 0
1980 243 243 0
1981 241 241 0
1982 206 206 0
1983 235 235 0
1984 216 216 0
1985 192 192 0
1986 198 198 0
1987 171 171 0
1988 170 170 0
1989 209 209 0
1990 242 242 0
1991 220 220 0
1992 229 229 0
1993 197 197 0
1994 227 227 0
1995 222 222 0
1996 228 228 0
1997 196 196 0
1998 200 200 0
1999 236 236 0
2000 240 240 0
2001 246 246 0
2002 283 283 0
2003 349 349 0
2004 308 308 0
2005 350 350 0
2006 350 350 0
2007 392 392 0
2008 412 412 0
2009 426 426 0
2010 487 487 0
2011 499 499 0
2012 542 542 0
2013 566 566 0
2014 1,138 1,138 0
2015 656 656 0
2016 476 476 0

Where is the name Elsa popular?

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Popularity of Elsa as a first name

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Common last names for Elsa

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Fun Facts about the name Elsa

  • How Popular is the name Elsa? Elsa is the 1,411th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elsa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,072 babies born with the first name Elsa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elsa 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 Elsa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 20 new born babies.
  • When was Elsa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elsa is Monday, April 14th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Elsa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elsa was in 2014 with a total of 1,138 babies. That's a lot of babies named Elsa!
  • Random Elsa Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elsa ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 9 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Elsa: Your name in reverse order is Asle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ales. How do you pronounce that?

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.