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Gender: female
Pronunciation: LEE-sah, LEE-sa, LEE-zah
Meaning: God is my oath, devoted to God, Gods promise
Related Names: Alisa, Elisa, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Leesa, Leeza, Liesa, Lise, Lisebet, Liseta, Lisette, Liszka, Liza

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 399


Name: lisa Origin: Hebrew,, Meaning (no case): god is my oath, devoted to god, god’s promise

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The name Lisa originates as a shortened or pet version of the Hebrew “Elisabeth” meaning “God is my oath,” “devoted to God” or “God’s promise.” In modern times, Lisa is a given first name in its own right.


According to the 1990 United States Census [1], Lisa ranked as the 11th most popular female first name and the 20,128th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names every year since 1937. Additionally, from 1962 through 1969, Lisa ranked as the 1st most popular girl's name.

According to the Social Security Administration [1], in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 600 most popular girls' names every year from 2000 (296th) through 2006 (503rd), although it appears to be decreasing in popularity.

United States Popularity of the girl's name Lisa in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:503rd
  • Year: 2005 Rank:493rd
  • Year: 2004 Rank:431st
  • Year: 2003 Rank:375th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:362nd
  • Year: 2001 Rank:339th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:296th


  • September 20th is celebrated in honor of the name Lisa in Sweden. [1]
  • “Lisa” is a given first name of children of celebrities Elvis Presley, James Coburn, Jim Henson, Joyce Brothers, Larry Flynt, Lynn Anderson, Mister T., Priscilla Presley and Tom Landry and a given middle name of a child of Lee Iacocca. [1]


  • “The Mona Lisa” is famous 16th century painting by Leonardo da Vinci, which is a portrait of Francesco del Giocondo’s wife. [1]
  • “Lisa Simpson,” voiced by Yeardley Smith, is one of the main characters on the animated television comedy “The Simpsons," which spanned two decades from 1989 through 2008. Lisa is typically a good student who also enjoys playing the Saxophone. [1]


  • Lisa Bonet – Film and television actress who first gained recognition as a Huxtable child on the television comedy “The Cosby Show” in which she played Denise Huxtable Kendall from 1984 to 1991. In 1986, she was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” for her work on the show. [1]
  • Lisa Kudrow – Film and television actress who appeared as Phoebe Buffay in the hit television comedy “Friends” from 1994 through 2004 for which she won a primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” in 1998. She was also nominated for five other Emmy Awards for her performances on the show. [1]
  • Lisa Leslie – Professional Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) player (center) who won gold medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2004 Athens Olympics with the United States Women’s National Basketball Team. [1]



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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about LisaRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 4  +
Meaning God is my oath, devoted to God, God’s promise  +
Meaningnc god is my oath, devoted to god, god’s promise  +
Name lisa  +
Origin Hebrew  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation LEE-sah, LEE-sa, LEE-zah  +
Rank in 2000s 399  +
Related Alisa  +, Elisa  +, Elisabeth  +, Elizabeth  +, Leesa  +, Leeza  +, Liesa  +, Lise  +, Lisebet  +, Liseta  +, Lisette  +, Liszka  +, and Liza  +
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