name meaning: Elsa \e-lsa, el-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced EL-sah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elsa is "God's promise; God is my oath". Short form of Elisabeth or %1. Literary: name of the lioness in the book "Born Free" by Joy Adamson, which was made into a movie. English film actress Elsa Lanchester.
Elsa has 7 variant forms: Else, Elsie, Elssa, Elsy, Helsa, Ilsa and Ilse.
For more information, see also related names Ailsa, Alice and Elizabeth.
Baby names that sound like Elsa are Ellsa, Elisa, Elysa and Elza.
View a list of the 5 names that reference Elsa.