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Pronunciation

əlis

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch

Meaning

The little girls' name with a very pretty touch of French chic. Both refined and wholesome, Elise really does sound both elegant and natural. It’s a sweet’ light derivative of the more classic Elizabeth and means ‘pledge’. Without realizing it, you may know Beethoven’s composition Fur Elise, meaning 'for Elise'! It’s today one of his most popular light and sparkling piano pieces, and one which many may recognize!

Rank in the year 2015

Elise was ranked #389 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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