Lise Name Meaning & Origin

Lise

Pronunciation: LEEZ, LEES, LEE-zə (key)

Origin of the name Lise:

Short form of Anneliese, a combination name composed of Anne (gracious, full of grace) and Liese (God is my oath).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Lisette, Alisa, Annalise, Elise, Elizabeth

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Nicknames for Lise

My grandmother called me Lisette, and my mother on occasion called me Lilise.

Meanings and history of the name Lise

"Lise" is a varient of the Hebrew name "Elizabeth" meaning "God's promise." In the New Testament, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist. She thought herself incapable of having children until husband Zechariah was visited by the angel Gabriel, who told him his wife would have a son who "will be great in the sight of the Lord!" And so son, John the Baptist, was born. John the Baptist was cousin to Jesus Christ.

Famous real-life people named Lise

Lise Meitner, Austrian/Swedish nuclear physicist who contributed to the first theories of nuclear fission.

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