Else

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Elisabeth. Cognate with German Elsa.

Proper noun[edit]

Else

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 59 911 females with the given name Else have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Else

  1. A female given name borrowed from Danish.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Elisabeth.

Proper noun[edit]

Else

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 13 270 females with the given name Else living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.