Elsa
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Elsa
See also: elsa

English

Etymology

German Elsa, contraction of Elisabeth, occasionally used in English after its appearance in Wagner's opera Lohengrin (1847).

Proper noun

Elsa

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • 1988 Barbara Vine, The House of Stairs, Onyx(1990), ->ISBN, 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 --

Anagrams


Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['?lza]
  • Hyphenation: El?sa

Proper noun

Elsa f

  1. A female given name.

Declension

Derived terms

Further reading

Anagrams


Faroese

Proper noun

Elsa f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes

Matronymics

  • son of Elsa: Elsuson
  • daughter of Elsa: Elsudóttir

Declension

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Elsa
Accusative Elsu
Dative Elsu
Genitive Elsu

Finnish

Etymology

From German and Swedish Elsa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'els?/, ['e?ls]
  • Rhymes: -els?
  • Hyphenation: El?sa

Proper noun

Elsa

  1. A female given name.
    • 1894 Teuvo Pakkala, Elsa, SKS (1995), ->ISBN, page 11:
      Voisiko hänenkin tyttärelleen käydä noin, vaikka hän uskoisi Jumalaan, uskoisi niin vakavasti kuin on uskonut, että hän varjelee Elsan? Ei, se on mahdotonta!
    • 2014 Heidi Jaatinen, Kaksi viatonta päivää, Gummerus, ->ISBN, pages 153-154:
      Ja hän melkein hymyili sille. Ja sai tietää, että tytöllä oli nimi: Elsa. Siro nimi puhumattomalle tytölle.

Declension

Inflection of Elsa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Elsa Elsat
genitive Elsan Elsojen
partitive Elsaa Elsoja
illative Elsaan Elsoihin
singular plural
nominative Elsa Elsat
accusative nom. Elsa Elsat
gen. Elsan
genitive Elsan Elsojen
Elsainrare
partitive Elsaa Elsoja
inessive Elsassa Elsoissa
elative Elsasta Elsoista
illative Elsaan Elsoihin
adessive Elsalla Elsoilla
ablative Elsalta Elsoilta
allative Elsalle Elsoille
essive Elsana Elsoina
translative Elsaksi Elsoiksi
instructive Elsoin
abessive Elsatta Elsoitta
comitative Elsoineen
Possessive forms of Elsa (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person Elsani Elsamme
2nd person Elsasi Elsanne
3rd person Elsansa

German

Etymology

Medieval diminutive of Elisabeth.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Elsa

  1. A female given name.

Italian

Etymology 1

From Latin Elsa.

Proper noun

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Elsa ?

  1. A river in Tuscany

Etymology 2

Contraction of Elisabetta or Elisa.

Proper noun

Elsa f

  1. A female given name

Norwegian

Etymology

From Elisabet.

Proper noun

Elsa

  1. A female given name.

Spanish

Proper noun

Elsa f

  1. A female given name

Swedish

Etymology

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

Elsa c (genitive Elsas)

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ->ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ->ISBN: 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.

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