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 Swedish and German Elsa.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Elsa

  1. A female given name.

Declension[edit]


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.