See also: lisa, LISA, Lísa, lisä, and lisä-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of Elisabeth in several European languages.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lisa (plural Lisas)

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
    You were born in the '70s? Were you named after Lisa on As the World Turns?

Usage notesEdit

  • Taken to general use as a full English given name in early 20th century. Very popular in the U.S. in the 1960s, and in the U.K. a decade later.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1868 Concocted by William Meynell Whittmore (and others): Sunshine: page 138:
    Elizabeth coloured.
    "Oh, I don't want the doll called after me, if that is what you mean," she said, rather disdainfully.
    "Nonsense, Lisa!" laughed her father, "you ought to consider yourself highly honoured to have such a handsome lady as this for your namesake."
  • 1997 Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger. Grove Press. →ISBN
    Lisa is a better name. Claudia bangs, like the gong in the hall at Sotleigh. Bang - whoom! Lisa makes a nice silky noise, like streams or rain.
  • 2007 Elinor Lipman, My Latest Grievance →ISBN page 16:
    Did I want to be burdened with a common name? Be the third Lisa and fourth Susan in my classroom? Darleen or Doreen or Maureen?
    I did.

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of Felisa. Also from English Liza, Lisa, diminutives of Elizabeth.

Proper nounEdit

Lisa

  1. a female given name from English

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Lisa.


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Lisa

  1. A female given name derived from Elisabeth.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of Elisabeth.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈli.zaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Li‧sa

Proper nounEdit

Lisa f

  1. A female given name.

Related termsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Lisa

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Lisa: Lisuson
  • daughter of Lisa: Lisudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Lisa
Accusative Lisu
Dative Lisu
Genitive Lisu

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of Élisabeth

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lisa ?

  1. A female given name, diminutive of Élisabeth.

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lisa

  1. A female given name derived from Elisabeth.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Lisa f

  1. A female given name, diminutive of Elisabetta.

AnagramsEdit


NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Lisa f

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Lisabé.
  2. A female given name.

Derived termsEdit


NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Lisa

  1. A female given name derived from Elisabeth.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Short form of Elisabet. First recorded in Sweden in 1558.

Proper nounEdit

Lisa c (genitive Lisas)

  1. A female given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 31 611 females with the given name Lisa living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with frequency peaks in the 1910s and the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.