[ 2 syll. e-li-se, el-ise ] The baby girl name Elise is pronounced ih-LIYS or ih-LIYZ in English or eh-LIY-Zah in German †. Elise is of Germanic and Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in the German, Dutch, English, French, and Scandinavian languages.
Elise is a German variant transcription of Alice.
Elise is also a Dutch, English, French, German, and Scandinavian contraction of Elizabeth (English, Greek, and Hebrew).
Elise is popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1940s. At the height of its usage in 2012, 0.110% of baby girls were given the name Elise. It was #151 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #176 with a usage of 0.090%. Within the family of girl names directly linked to Elise, Elizabeth was the most widely used. It was 5 times more widely used than Elise in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Elise: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"