Lisa

First Name
968k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lisa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lisa

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

Wiktionary

Diminutive of Elisabeth in several European languages.

  1. A female given name.
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Lisa was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, French, German, Italian, Norman, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Lisa

Lisa Ling is a journalist. She has been prominent since 1991. Lisa was born on August 30th, 1973 in Sacramento, California.

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Olivia Munn is an actress, model, and presenter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Olivia was given the name Lisa Olivia Munn on July 3rd, 1980 in Oklahoma City.

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Lisa Bonet is an actress. She was most prominent from 1982 to 1982. Lisa was given the name Lisa Michelle Bonet on November 16th, 1967 in San Francisco, California, U.S. Lisa is also known as Lilakoi Moon.

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Lisa was given the name Lisa Anne Corpora on May 9th, 1972 in , U.S.

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Lisa Kudrow is an actress, voice actress, writer, comedian, and producer. She was most prominent from 1989 to present. Lisa was given the name Lisa Valerie Kudrow on July 30th, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Lisa Marie Presley is a singer-songwriter and actress. She has been prominent since 1987. Lisa was born as the child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley on February 1st, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Lisa is also known as Princess of Rock and Roll.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lisa

LiSA is a pop music, rock music, and music of japan singing, songwriter, and lyricist. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. LiSA was born on June 24th, 1987 in Seki, Gifu, Japan.

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Mona Lisa is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter and actor. She plays Keyboard instrument, Piano, Guitar, and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 1995. Mona was given the name Kimberly Leadbetter on November 20th, 1979 in Union, South Carolina, U.S. Mona is also known as Mona Lisa.

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Manuel Lisa was a land owner, merchant, fur trader, indian agent, and explorer. Manuel was born on September 8th, 1772 in New Orleans. Manuel is also known as Manuel de Lisa. He left this life on August 12th, 1820.

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Bettany was born on November 3rd, 1981.

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Luba Lisa was an actress and singer. Her career lasted from 1960 to 1966. Luba was given the name Luba Lisa Gootnick on March 10th, 1941 in New York City, New York, U.S. Luba is also known as Luba Goodnick (birth name). She passed away on December 15th, 1972.

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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 28 28 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 92 92 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 1,175 1,175 0
1951 1,700 1,700 0
1952 2,852 2,845 7
1953 3,614 3,605 9
1954 5,917 5,908 9 #73 girl name
1955 8,556 8,536 20 #48 girl name
1956 11,035 11,016 19 #31 girl name
1957 15,163 15,134 29 #26 girl name
1958 20,244 20,208 36 #19 girl name
1959 25,748 25,689 59 #10 girl name
1960 33,788 33,702 86 #6 girl name
1961 42,784 42,702 82 #2 girl name
1962 46,185 46,080 105 #1 girl name
1963 56,157 56,037 120 #1 girl name
1964 54,407 54,276 131 #1 girl name
1965 60,443 60,266 177 #1 girl name
1966 57,064 56,913 151 #1 girl name
1967 52,554 52,435 119 #1 girl name
1968 49,707 49,532 175 #1 girl name
1969 45,178 45,029 149 #1 girl name
1970 39,102 38,964 138 #2 girl name
1971 33,039 32,909 130 #3 girl name
1972 27,643 27,547 96 #3 girl name
1973 22,735 22,669 66 #5 girl name
1974 19,850 19,776 74 #8 girl name
1975 18,203 18,134 69 #8 girl name
1976 17,411 17,350 61 #9 girl name
1977 17,066 17,013 53 #12 girl name
1978 17,085 17,035 50 #11 girl name
1979 17,356 17,287 69 #13 girl name
1980 15,721 15,660 61 #16 girl name
1981 14,359 14,294 65 #18 girl name
1982 12,681 12,637 44 #23 girl name
1983 11,520 11,468 52 #27 girl name
1984 10,282 10,236 46 #29 girl name
1985 9,050 9,017 33 #36 girl name
1986 7,933 7,902 31 #40 girl name
1987 7,573 7,547 26 #40 girl name
1988 7,301 7,264 37 #43 girl name
1989 6,604 6,573 31 #55 girl name
1990 5,359 5,345 14 #64 girl name
1991 4,410 4,396 14 #83 girl name
1992 3,791 3,780 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 1,094 1,087 7
2001 908 908 0
2002 830 830 0
2003 811 811 0
2004 709 709 0
2005 618 618 0
2006 608 608 0
2007 524 524 0
2008 507 507 0
2009 420 420 0
2010 396 396 0
2011 396 396 0
2012 395 395 0
2013 353 353 0
2014 376 376 0
2015 373 373 0
2016 342 342 0
2017 305 305 0

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Popularity of Lisa as a first name

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Popularity of Lisa as a last name

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Common last names for Lisa

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lisa U.S.
  White 85.96% 64.26%
  African American 3.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lisa

People with the last name Lisa are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lisa

  • What name lists does Lisa rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Lisa? Lisa is the 45th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lisa was the 21,272nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lisa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 967,761 babies born with the first name Lisa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lisa to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lisa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Lisa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lisa is Saturday, February 10th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Lisa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lisa was in 1965 with a total of 60,266 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lisa!
  • Random Lisa Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lisa ranks 5th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 590 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Lisa: Your name in reverse order is Asil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lisa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,232 people with the last name Lisa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lisa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lisa as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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