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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Lisa
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Lisa in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Lisa:
Records indicate that 962,299 girls in the United States have been named Lisa since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1965, when 60,250 people in the U.S. were given the name Lisa. Those people are now 55 years old.
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Comments about the name Lisa
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118 Positive Comments
"I'm Lisa Anne. 1977. I grew up with my mom telling me Lisa was a combo between her sister Linda and my dad's sister Leslie. When I hit around 38 my dad tells me it was really after a girl her went to school with in the 50's named Lisa who wasn't very cute, but was very nice to him. I like my name, but just today I was called both Liza and Leslie. No name is perfect I suppose." Jan. 10, 2020:
"Hi my name is Lisa, I'm 18. In my language, swedish, Lisa rhymes with fart=fisa. I've hade a fabulous life. xoxo ya girl Lisa fart" Mar. 4, 2019:
"I was born in 63 and yes I?m a Lisa. My middle name is Marree. I know around 30 Lisa?s, all of varying ages.
My best friend at school was a Lisa and her brother married a Lisa.
I hated my name growing up but like most people I?ve accepted it. My Dad started calling me Lily when I was young and it has stuck, some people know me as Lisa and others know me as Lily." Sep. 22, 2018:
"I was born in 2000 so my name, Lisa wasn't popular. But Lisa is an AMAZING name and i LOVE my parents for giving it to me!!" Jun. 2, 2016:
"Lisa Ann, born in 1967, and I love my name! It has always had a certain soft beauty to it. I hope to see it become popular again!" Apr. 20, 2016:
"I'm Lisa Therese and I was born in 1961. I had no idea my name was so common in the decades I was in school. I don't remember there being a lot of us. I've always liked it." Jan. 26, 2016:
"I love my name! My dad and his sister both wanted to name their first born daughters Lisa Marie. My aunt had 3 sons and no daughters before I was born. I am the only girl out of 9 grandchildren. So I guess it was meant to be me. My dad was always a huge Elvis fan. I was born in '72 when there were lots of Lisa's being born. Although...my name is not Lisa Marie. It is LaRee. :)" Jan. 20, 2016:
"In grade five there were five of us Lisa's long before Lisa Lisa and the cult jam :)
I like my name, its soft, slinky, humble. Although ears perk up everytime someones talking about lease's and eyes double take when you see poorly printed 'made in USA', it can look like LISA.
Lisa's have all been cool and kind people. I also fantasized about having a more masculine name, like Alexandra or Samantha, but now I adore the crisp simplicity of my name, and proud it comes from Elizabeth, name of countless short forms.
Sometimes meeting new people I will tell them my name is Liesel, or Lisette just to add some spice. :)" Sep. 9, 2015:
"I have a personal friend named Lisa who's my junior by just 19 days! Mind you, this was after the craze of the sixties and seventies!" Aug. 28, 2015:
"Lisa is a wonderful name! It's feminine and pure. My late Dad named me Lisa Tracy. I adored him and the names he chose for me :)" Jul. 18, 2015:
"My name is Lisa and I just turned 60. I was named just before the name became super popular. There were no other Lisas in my class. I was always thankful my parents didn't name me the very popular Debbie or Linda from my era. It really bugs me when people call me Linda by mistake. The name Lisa is so much better!" May. 14, 2015:
"I am Lisa Marie. I like my name, no one says it wrong or spells it wrong. However, I am NOT named after Elvis' daughter, I am a year older than her!" Mar. 27, 2015:
"I AM LISA SUSAN. I LIKE MY NAME. I WAS BORN IN DECEMBER OF 1969. I WAS EITHER GOING TO BE LISA OR DENICE. THANKS FOR MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE MOM..." Mar. 25, 2015:
"I'm a guy born in late 1960s married to a woman named Lisa. Growing up, it seemed almost every girl in school I liked had this name and it was almost a running joke with my friends.
I didn't realize until I was well past college how popular this name is with women of my generation. As a teacher, I now realize how rare a name it is in both little kids and teenagers today. Amazing how things change!" Sep. 28, 2012:
"I'm Lisa Ruth, born in 1960. Always loved the name Lisa, but hated Ruth. Now I don't mind it and have starting introducing myself as Lisa Ruth.
My mother's first name is Ruth and since she's 83, it's becoming dear to me.
Every time I meet another Lisa, I ask her what her middle name is; I've never met another Lisa Ruth. I just happened to meet a Lisa today at the optometrist office and she must have been in her early 20s - Lisa Ann.
My parents said I was named after their friends' Basset Hound. LOL" Sep. 25, 2012:
"im Lisa Marie born in the late 80's!!My grandmother was well happy when she heard i was called lisa as she was elizabeth but mum said it was because she liked the name of elvis presleys daughter...ive had a few mispellings and pronuncations such as liza and pronounced lee-za its been shortened to lis.its an ok name but wish id been named something a little less known." Oct. 3, 2011:
"All through my life, I was known for meeting girls named "Lisa". I used to think it was some weird obsession with the name, but I now realize it's because I was born in the late 1960's and it was that era's version of "Emma" or "Brittany" or "Madison" for girl's baby names. I even married a Lisa.
I bet in 2050 there'll be some middle-aged person posting something similar about a name like "Madison" or "Samantha" or something." Apr. 12, 2011:
"My name is Lisa Renee. I am 25 years old. Born in 1985. All through school I was the only Lisa. I've always liked my name. It's short, everyone can say/spell it & it's uncommon for people my age. I also like that there isn't a nickname. I wish I would have thought to name my daughter 'Lisa' one day. I think I fit the name Lisa though...dark brown hair, tall, lean, wears glasses, & smart/nerdy. Good name to call yourself! :-)" Feb. 21, 2011:
"I am a Lisa from the mid 70s and there were tons of Lisas at my school - elementary, Jr. High and High school. I always wanted a more sophisticated name like Elizabeth. I did like that no one ever misspelled my name, and four letters made it easy for crafts we did at school. Now that no one is being named Lisa anymore I like it a lot better, and I always thought my name sounded "cool". Cool girls are named Lisa!" Dec. 6, 2010:
"My name is Lisa Anne. I am an 1968 baby. It seemed like growing up that everyone was named Lisa. I was named after my grandmother (Elizabeth) and Anne after my Mom (Ann). I often wished I had a different name, but now that I am older, it isn't that bad." Nov. 15, 2010:
"Im Lisa Marie and I was born in 78
I was going to be Lisa Sian but my dad did not know how to spell sian so put marie instead. I hate being called Liza and I quite like my name. Its not popular at all now but I think it will make another appearance" Oct. 15, 2010:
"I'm another of the 1000's of Lisa's from the 70's. Sharing my name with someone in class or at work is just part of my life. I'm fine with my name and if asked to pick a new name I would just stick with mine. It's easy to say and spell and no one has to ask me my name twice. My husband has a more uncomman name with different spellings and he always has to correct people and spell his name. I would find that annoying. The only thing I hated about growing up with my name was that even though if seemed like half the world was named Lisa, it rarely ever showed up on TV or in movies." Oct. 5, 2010:
"My name is Lisa and my middle name is Mignon. I was born in March 1953. I have always been proud my name and enjoy being one of the originals with the name Lisa. I haven't met an older Lisa so far. Well, of course there was the Mona Lisa!" Sep. 22, 2010:
"My name is spelled Licia but its pronounced Lisa. Iv always not liked Licia because it was uncommon and both my schools spelled it Lisa and no one knew. I am 16 this week and goin into sixth form and i loove the originality of my name now, so it'll be spelt that way. I'll ask people whether they'd prefer to pronounce it Lisa or lee-see-a because i like both." Aug. 21, 2010:
"I like my name - Lisa Marie - although I didn't for a long time. I'm 26 and a couple of my friend's in elementary school had mom's named Lisa. Everyone thinks my parents were Elvis fans and that had nothing to do with it. My sister is named Liberty so I grew up thinking my name was boring comparatively. Now I think that my name is just as unique because of being named after its peak popularity and not many people in my age group have the same name." Aug. 20, 2010:
"I'm 16, and my name is Lisa Marie. I'm in 11th grade, and throughout elementary and middle school, I was the only Lisa. Now in my high school, there are 2 other Lisas. Very uncommon in my town. I wish my name was spelled "Lyssa" or "Leesa", but my mom chose "Lisa" the common spelling. I wasn't named after anyone famous. My mom just always liked that name." Jul. 30, 2010:
"I'm Lisa. I am not named after anyone. I don't mind it, it's a name. It doesn't claim the type of person you are. I know alot of Lisa's and non of us are alike. Enjoy the name Lisa!" May. 26, 2010:
"There were 5 Lisas in my kindergarden class (1966 - 67) and we only had about 60 kids in our whole grade, so that's a high percentage! I differentiated myself by referring to myself as "Lisa Ann", but it didn't stick. That's OK, "Lisa" by itself is still a pretty name." May. 7, 2010:
"I'm Lisa Marie; born before the "famous" one.
I've always liked my name. The only problem was in elementary school in the 70's; there was a lot of us. However, now I don't hear it that often. Also, seeing young girls being named Lisa. That's nice. I don't think it's an old name...sweet, romantic and I've been told it's a "sexy" name. No complaints." May. 2, 2010:
"Although there were always other Lisas in my classes at school, now I don't find too many. It is funny to hear that it is now considered by some to be an "old person's name." I am 41, and I guess that's pretty ancient when you are 16. I guess "Lisa" is to girls these days what "Elenor" was to me when I was 16! Yikes!" Apr. 19, 2010:
"I'm a Lisa and I've always loved my name. I don't hear it as an "old" name at all. I was born in 1984 and I know a few other Lisas my age. I've always thought it is a sweet, girly, pretty name that's nice and short. I think it's due for a comeback..." Feb. 21, 2010:
"I'm Lisa Gail. I was one of 4 Lisas in my 9th grade social studies class, and it was kind of a drag to have such a common name, but I've always liked my name and I think it's pretty. Other than being called "Lisa pizza" for whatever reason, I had no problems with anyone making fun of it." Feb. 16, 2010:
"My sister is named Lisa Paige, she is 14. She is super smart and funny and she gets along well with children who are older around 6-10 when she watches them. She loves her first name but she absolutely hates Paige. Personally, I think the name suits her spunky personality!" Feb. 8, 2010:
"my name is Lisa Nicole. big kudos to my parents, because i think those two names just sound beautiful together. i'm actually thinking of hyphenating them to use as my first name. i was born in '91, so my name isn't that common with kids my age but i know lots of lisas my parents age. i think that shortening lisa is just unnecessary, i only let very good friends call me lise, and my best friend calls me lee." Jan. 8, 2010:
"The nicest people, in fact the nicest person i know is named Lisa.I think that this is a great name." Jan. 5, 2010:
"I was called Lisa after my auntie also, and i used to hate my name! I always thought it was far too short. I was born in 1992, a pretty common year to be called Lisa really.. However i am not a Lisa Marie, i'm a Lisa Mary :)" Oct. 6, 2009:
"I've always loved the name Lisa, I think it is so beautiful. I named my daughter Lisa Faith Jones. She is now 13 years old and I've noticed that this name isn't as common as it used to be. She has no other girls named Lisa in her class. I almost named her Chloe, now I'm glad I didn't because it is so common." Sep. 16, 2009:
"My mom named me Lisa after a song she heard in 1960 while in the hospital having me. She originally named me Tamara and then she changed it to Lisa after hearing the song on the radio.The song that says "Mona Lisa men have named you!!!" My middle name is Rose which I think goes well with Lisa." Aug. 26, 2009:
"Wow, Lisa Michelle seems to be a common combination. Mine too. I used to hate my name coz it seemed really plain, but now I think it suits me, as a Christian I love the meaning behind it and it seems to carry some respect with it. It might have nerdy connotations but I'd rather have nerdy than anything else. It's not a common name for me, I never come across other Lisas." Jul. 7, 2009:
"My name is Lisa Michelle and I was born in 1981. It was nice that there weren't a lot of other Lisa's in my class growing up. However, The Simpon's were BIG when I was in elementary and middle school so there were a lot of jokes about that." May. 28, 2009:
"I'm Lisa Michelle, born in 1962. I like my name. Not many people have it, but people know it and it doesn't get mispronounced. Not many young people with the name Lisa." May. 24, 2009:
"My fiance's name is Lisa. A very short, yet pretty name. Some days she has said that the name irritates her, but I know she likes it. I really think that the name encapsulates all that she is. Beautiful, caring, broody, intelligent and soulful." May. 19, 2009:
"My name is Lisa and I was born in 1980s. I was sometimes teased and called Lisa Liza Minelli which was later shortened to Liza Liza Lot (Lisa lies a lot). Fun times. I plan to give my children classic names so no one can guess how old they are just by their names." May. 9, 2009:
"My Name is Lisa Reina....was supposed to be Renee but my Mom said she was on a lot of drugs when she was filling out my Birth certif... either way I am thankful that it isn't Marie! Growing up I had a step sister that lived in the same house and we we forced to go by our middle names at home for 13 years (mine Renee, hers was Marie) Although my Mom has always called me Lee... she only reffers to me as Lisa when talking about me to someone else.. it's wierd! Most of my friends either call me Lise or Lisa Lisa. And a few Lisi Lou's and Lou Lee's, but no one has ever called me Lee Lee... that was my step sisters nick name, and some how it just doesn't fit me at all! For such a short name it sure does create a lot of drama!" May. 5, 2009:
"My name is Lisa Susan...as opposed to Leslie Suzanne had my mother gotten her way (UGH) I have been called Liz, Liza, LisaSue, Leece and Leecy. My parents eventually picked the name Lisa from their favorite song..thank GOD they did not decide on Mona...hehe. I have never minded my name or the nick names.." Apr. 5, 2009:
"my name is Lisa Terry, I was born in 1963, I always loved my name, it was very popular during that era, I always got a lot of compliments on my name Lisa just beautiful" Mar. 3, 2009:
"My name is Lisa Gail. I was one of five Lisas all through school. I never minded my name, and I've noticed that around 1970 when I was born, there was a huge crop of Lisas. So I gave my son and daughter unique names, Dakota and Scarlett, respectively. I like the meaning of my name." Feb. 9, 2009:
"I'm Lisa Ellen, and I also have never met another with that combo. For the most part I love my name except when my family from boston call me Lisar Ellen. My favorite is lili, reserved only for those that are close." Jan. 28, 2009:
"hey mY name is lisa too! AND I LOVE IT! I GET CALLED LISA LEESE, LEE, MONA (HAHA), LISA SIMPSON." Jan. 10, 2009:
"My name is Lisa (middle name Ellen). I love my name. Its my surname that is prnounced wrong, never my name. But the author Jackquline Wilson did ask me do i spell my name with a z or a s, i replied with a s." Nov. 13, 2008:
"Im Lisa-Jane! Im 33 - I never used to like my name growing up-but I quite like it now. I have a small group of really good friends and 2 of them are also called Lisa. Gets quite confusing!!!
I get called Lise, Lisey, Lee Lee, Lee. I have recently heard a child in my sons school called Lisa (she will be around 6yrs old) it doesnt seem like a popular name now-but I think its quite nice." Oct. 13, 2008:
"My name is Lisa Ann Merina. When I took Italian in college, my prof asked for our full names on an index card. She called me "Lisanna" or "Lisanna Merina". My close friends from college still call me this today. I enjoy it :)" Aug. 22, 2008:
"My Nmes lisa-maree and being only 15 i used to hate it, ut its alright now, people just call me Lisa, Lis(lease) Lisey, and my personal favourite Lotty." Aug. 11, 2008:
"My name is Lisa Paige...I really love the middle name Paige, and I think with Lisa in front of it, it's really pretty. I get called Lee Lee, Lees, LisaLisa, LisaLisa and Cult Jam, etc..." Jul. 13, 2008:
"Im also a lisa marie but mine is lisa- Maree, Kinda sets me apart from other lisa maries!" Jul. 2, 2008:
"I'm Lisa Kay and I really like my name. My friends often call me Lee, Lis ("lease"), Lisa-Lis, and Lisa-Lisa. Doesn't bother me a bit. Lisa was very popular when I was born, but I still haven't met many others named Lisa." Jun. 12, 2008:
"Hi my names Lisa. i currently am on the search for a middle name
any advice fellow Lisa's?
i also get called little Lisa leese, geeser, and the most unusual.. Elvis Jr hehe" Jun. 10, 2008:
"GAHH Im Lisa Marie. Named after Elvis presleys daughter and its also apart of my family. i was supposed to be named Liselott [which is swedish] Marie [marie after my moms bets friend] but my mom and grandma loved elvis presley so they chose, Lisa Marie(:" May. 31, 2008:
"I'm Lisa Evelyn and although I was bored with my first name as a kid, and there were always other Lisas in my classes, as an adult I really love my name! I get called Leece, Little Lisa, LisaLisa, Leecey, all kinds of fun stuff." May. 30, 2008:
"I'm Lisa Renee! Someday there will be nursing homes full of Lisas:)" May. 28, 2008:
"My name is Lisa Dawn. My mom told me I was named after Lisa on Green Acres (not sure why??), middle name after my aunt. People call me Lisa, Lis, people usually know how to pronounce my name. I work with at least 3 other Lisa's" May. 28, 2008:
"I changed sex so got to choose my own name! I chose Lisa Jane and obvously I absolutely love it." May. 17, 2008:
"I'm a Lisa Joan, and I don't know anyone else with that combination (met a couple of Lisa Janes along the way, though). I used to HATE people calling me "Lis" (pronounced "lease") -- I would tell them, "I'm not a rental agreement, dammit!" I told friends that if they absolutely NEEDED to shorten an already-short name, they could call me "Li" (pronounced "Lee"). Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Cheers and a shout-out to all my sister Lisas!" May. 8, 2008:
"My name is Lisa Marie.. I use to think it was so boring, but now I think it's cute! I get called Lis, Lisi, Lisalisa, and Little Lisa.. I've only known one other girl to have the name Lisa all through-out my school years (and she was never in my class!)
even if the name was popular in the 60's I don't really know if it's fair to say it's a popular name.. I mean take a look at names like Jennifer or Ashley, now those are popular names" May. 1, 2008:
"mii name is LISA MARIE lma0o and i never knew how many lisaz there were ...l0ol thats weird!" Apr. 24, 2008:
"I'm Lisa Judith. I've never met anyone else with that combination. There were tons of other Lisa's when I was little because it was the most popular girl's name of that year. Now I don't meet so many. From other people I get Lisa-Lisa, Lis (prounounced lease), and, from a wannabe poet, Lisa Pizza." Mar. 16, 2008:
"I'm Lisa Jane and I think it's such a cute combo. No-one in my class has ever had the name Lisa, even from P.1. Lucky me, eh? I don't really like Lisa Marie. It's gone out of style. But I still like Lisa!!" Feb. 7, 2008:
"i am very glad i am not lisa marie because i know too many of those. I am Lisa Rachelle which i think goes together nicely and no one else has it. lisa is a good neutral name, it does sound old and its not too trendy. everyone can spell it, and the dont mispronounce it.
and i cant stand to be called Leese, Liz either. Lisa is not a long name, people shouldnt try and shorten it.i do get called lisalisa a lot, after lisalisa and the cult jam and thats ok." Feb. 5, 2008:
"i'm a lisa marie and i love it. parents were not elvis fans, they just thought it was nice and feminine, haha. i was the BIGGEST tomboy" Feb. 3, 2008:
"my name is Lisa,when i was born my mother wanted me to be named Lisa Louise but while we were still in hospital my mum recieved a card, congrats to the birth of Lisa Marie since then thats been my name i love it,just proves how popular it is." Jan. 30, 2008:
"I love my name. It is pretty and simple and with all other names that are popular you don't find to many lisa's anymore! I even like saying it to myself..Lisa.. Thanks mom" Jan. 6, 2008:
"Love my name! "Lisa Marie". Dad was an Elvis fan, Mom says it sounded french to her. It was the 60's and they loved it! I am thankful they didn't name me something strange. Nicknames..LeeSee..and WeeSah...from my cousins when they were babies and couldn't say Lisa yet. Otherwise, it's Lee. I don't like Lis. I don't answer to it. God bless us Lisa Marie's!!" Jan. 4, 2008:
"so this is my name as well. i like it when someone asks me how to spell it....im like uh lisa. i dont have much nicknames. lise,lisalynn. but thats my bf calling me that. im trying to think of something different... i like li.. OR EL...im sorry but lisa is such a blah name. plus its hard to get a nickname from this theres only 4 letters... :(" Jan. 2, 2008:
"I love my name, it's short, and not really girly. Girly names are gross." Dec. 30, 2007:
"i spell it lisa, people call me lee, lise, i like that its so short, plus i play the saxophone like lisa simpson. (no joke).. it CAN get annoying when people FINALLY make the connection btw me and lisa simpson though... and start singing LISA ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA...(all you simpsons fans will know what im talking about...)" Oct. 8, 2007:
"My name is lisa and i think it is the most amazing thing i am named after the simpsons and the mona lisa painting . ,my name is special because it is unique and short to spell only one other person in my school has the same name!
Lisa rocks!" Oct. 2, 2007:
"My name is Lisa and I kinda like it. I'm named after anyone, so it unique in my family. When I was in High School, I met atleast 3 or 4 Lisas. I never realised it was that popular a name until then. I was born in the 80s. It seems the name is disappearing as the decades go, but I have a feeling it will come back again." Oct. 1, 2007:
"Easy to spell. Easy to say. I just worry, however, that we Lisa's from the 60's are destined to be the Mildreds, Friedas and Myrtles of our generation. I am hoping the name ages well." Sep. 27, 2007:
"My daughter's name is Lisa Marie. I love it!!! It is beautiful name." Aug. 31, 2007:
"I love my name; however, my surname happens to be Carter by marriage. When most people initially meet me for the first time, they tend to call me Linda. It took me a while to figure out how they could associate the name Lisa with Linda. When this happens I usually play a little "wonder woman" joke on them; and then I re-emphasize that my name is Lisa and not Linda. Besides, I don't even look like a Linda. (lol)" Aug. 21, 2007:
"I name my daughter Lisa renee rose .My mother
writes it Liza, but i love her name.and I name it after a cousin of mine." Aug. 4, 2007:
"I love this name. My daughter is Lisa Marie and she is most beautiful and smart girl in the world!!!"