Elsa (given name)

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Elsa
Popularity of name Elsa.svg
World map showing the countries where the names Elsa or Elza are popular. Any color means the name is among the 100 most popular names either in the population or among newborns.
GenderFemale
Origin
Region of originScandinavia
Other names
Variant form(s)Elisabeth, Elisabet, Elisabetta and Elizabeth
Related namesEli, Elis, Elise, Eliza, Ella, Elle, Else, Elsie, Elys, Elza, Ilsa, Ilse
Popularitysee popular names

Elsa is a female given name mostly used in the Scandinavian countries.

Origin[edit]

In the past, Elsa was simply a short form for the biblical name Elisabeth and some of its variants: Elisabet, Elisabetta and Elizabeth.[1]

The first record mentioning the name were in Sweden at the 15th century, and became generally used after the 19th century.[1]

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After the release of Disney's Frozen at the end of 2013, in which a main character is named Elsa, the name became more popular in different countries across the world. In Faroe Islands and Sweden the name was in the top 10 baby names before the film was released, and became the most popular name afterwards, in 2014 and 2015.[1] In the US, the number of babies named Elsa was 487 in 2010, and it more than doubled in 2014.[2]

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