Lisa

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See also: lisa and lisä

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of Elisabeth in several European languages.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lisa (plural Lisas)

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

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Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Quotations[edit]

  • 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. ISBN0802135331
    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 0618872353 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.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lisa

  1. A female given name derived from Elisabeth.

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lisa

  1. A female given name, diminutive of Élisabeth.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lisa

  1. A female given name derived from Elisabeth.

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lisa f

  1. A female given name, diminutive of Elisabetta.

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Norman[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lisa f

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

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lisa

  1. A female given name derived from Elisabeth.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Lisa

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 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.