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Lisa

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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

Fun Facts about the name Lisa

  • How many people with the first name Lisa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 967,118 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 60,271 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lisa!
  • Random Lisa Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lisa ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 26 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1988.
  • 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 Lais. 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!

Where is the name Lisa popular?

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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

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Anderson
  • Hall
  • Baker
  • Clark
  • Green
  • Thompson

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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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.

English

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.

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 With the Name Lisa

Lisa Ling

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

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

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 Ann

Lisa Ann is a leading somebody. Lisa was given the name Lisa Anne Corpora on May 9th, 1972 in , U.S.

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Lisa Kudrow

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

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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  • Lisa Brennan-Jobs
    (leading person)
  • Lisa Haydon
    (model)
  • Lisa Edelstein
    (actress)
  • Lisa Vanderpump
    (restaurateur)
  • Lisa Murkowski
    (Chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee)
  • Lisa Rinna
    (actress)
  • Lisa T. Su
    (ceo and president)
  • Lisa Marie Varon
    (wrestler)
  • Lisa Niemi Swayze
    (actor)
  • Lisa Hannigan
    (musician)
  • Lisa Loeb
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Lisa Gerrard
    (musician)
  • Lisa Marie
    (model)
  • Lisa del Giocondo
    (famous individual)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lisa

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

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

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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Gaspard and Lisa

Gaspard and Lisa is an important person.

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Bettany Lisa

Bettany Lisa is an important somebody. Bettany was born on November 3rd, 1981.

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Luba Lisa

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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What does the name Lisa mean?

Lis for life, that you live so well.

Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

Sis for serious, not always joking.

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

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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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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