Elsa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Elsa, contraction of Elisabeth, occasionally used in English after its appearance in Wagner's opera Lohengrin (1847).

Proper noun[edit]

Elsa

  1. a female given name.
    • 1988 Barbara Vine, The House of Stairs, Onyx(1990), ISBN 0451402111, page 35:
      A friend that I envied — it was the same friend who had benefited from admiring Cosette's jewelry, a girl whose name was Elsa and whom naturally we called Lioness —

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German and Swedish Elsa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈelsɑ]
  • Hyphenation: El‧sa

Proper noun[edit]

Elsa

  1. a female given name.
    • 1894 Teuvo Pakkala, Elsa, SKS (1995), ISBN 951-717-841-7, page 11:
      Voisiko hänenkin tyttärelleen käydä noin, vaikka hän uskoisi Jumalaan, uskoisi niin vakavasti kuin on uskonut, että hän varjelee Elsan? Ei, se on mahdotonta!
    • 2014 Heidi Jaatinen, Kaksi viatonta päivää, Gummerus, ISBN 978-951-20-9511-7, pages 153-154:
      Ja hän melkein hymyili sille. Ja sai tietää, että tytöllä oli nimi: Elsa. Siro nimi puhumattomalle tytölle.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Elsa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Elsa Elsat
genitive Elsan Elsojen
partitive Elsaa Elsoja
illative Elsaan Elsoihin
singular plural
nominative Elsa Elsat
accusative nom.? Elsa Elsat
gen. Elsan
genitive Elsan Elsojen
Elsainrare
partitive Elsaa Elsoja
inessive Elsassa Elsoissa
elative Elsasta Elsoista
illative Elsaan Elsoihin
adessive Elsalla Elsoilla
ablative Elsalta Elsoilta
allative Elsalleˣ Elsoilleˣ
essive Elsana Elsoina
translative Elsaksi Elsoiksi
instructive Elsoin
abessive Elsatta Elsoitta
comitative Elsoineen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval diminutive of Elisabeth.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Elsa

  1. a female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Elisabet.

Proper noun[edit]

Elsa

  1. a female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Rare medieval contraction of Elisabet, also a variant Danish Else. First recorded in Sweden in 1422. Taken to general use in the 19th century through the influence of the identical German name.

Proper noun[edit]

Elsa

  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: 42 087 females with the given name Elsa living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with frequency peaks in the 19th century and in the 2000s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.