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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Leisa

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A few facts about the girl's name Leisa:

  • Records indicate that 3,752 girls in the United States have been named Leisa since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1958, when 344 people in the U.S. were given the name Leisa. Those people are now 63 years old.

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      18 Positive Comments

  • "Hi, My name is Leisa and I was born in 1970. I have always loved my name and feeling that little bit different. Lots of people comment on the spelling and I have heard every variation of mispronunciation over the years. I don't mind, in fact it makes me smile :-)" Apr. 19, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am also Leisa. Pronounced (Lee-sah). I was born in 1968 in Oklahoma. My middle name is Meachell. My mother said I was born in a Catholic hospital and the nurses were Nuns. She said they were French origins and not entirely sure how to spell either name. Lolol. I love my name and have only met one other Leisa in my life and remarkably she attended High School with me in South Florida. I too have learned to spell my name first before saying it over the phone. People often mispronounce it and say "Leesha or Liza"." Mar. 23, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Leisa and Leusa were also short forms of the name Elizabeth in Wales, and depending on location either spelling can be pronounced Liza or Lay-suh. My great-great grandmother's married name was officially Elizabeth Jones, but she was called Leusa (Lay-suh) Penrhiw, as Penrhiw was the name of the house she lived in after she was married. She also had a daughter-in-law called Leusa, so there were at least two of them in the same tiny village in West Wales, and this would have been in the late 1800's." Mar. 13, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Leisa, to the post that said she believed she was the first to be legally named Leisa in 1964???? I was legally named Leisa in 1962 and I am quite sure I was not the first !" Oct. 9, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hellooo, my name is also Leisa (pronounced Lisa). I was born in 1998 and I know no one with my name! I used to hate it since teachers, substitutes and many others both mis-pronounce and mis-spell my name, its unique and fun and really fits who I am. I'm happy to see theres many more out there with this name! I have lots of fun nicknames and my friends all like my name. I'm somewhat named after an Elizabeth. I love the meaning of my name and its fun to have something unique." Feb. 19, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi im a Leisa..nice to knw my mum didnt mispell it..I hav always felt unique. I love my name!" Nov. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI IM LEISA !! Im the only girl in this school with this name AND ITS SO COOL! The only down side of it is that my teachers always mispronounce my name and its really embarrassing AHAHHA But i like this name, cause i always get comments like "you have a really pretty name" HAHAH It's pronounce like lay-sa :))" Dec. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Leisa, too! Pronounced Lee-sah, like the other spelling. I LOVE my name and don't mentally associate my name with the other spelling at all. It's an entirely different name altogether! I was born in 1972 and was named after our family babysitter, so I know that I am not alone with this name. I met one other Leisa in my town a few years back, too. Since I tell people my name is "Lisa-with-an-E", this has become a common nickname from friends, and differentiates me from other "Lisa's". Others are just plain Lisa, but I am Lisa-with-an-E! :-)" Nov. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is leisa maree sounds like lay(sah) mah(ree).... I love it." Dec. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leisa and I now love my spelling. I wasn't so keen on it when younger as I couldn't get trinkets and such with my spelling on them. Also all my teachers insisted on calling me Lee-i-sa as if they knew better then me!. My mother chose my spelling over Lisa as she didn't want my name pronounced with the 'i' as in 'eye' and phonetically Leisa is correct. Lets enjoy our uniqueness. X" Jul. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leisa pronounced "Lee-sa" with a strong emphases on the 'e' sound. The spelling of Lisa is pronounced Lie-sa as in "Lie down", "like" etc with an emphases on the 'i' sound. I am always having to correct people in the pronounceation and the spelling and at times it does get annoying, but then I call them by a different pronounceation and they soon get the hint" Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "A true Leisa who loves her name. I too believe in GOD and am thankful that it has meaning. I named my daughter Elisa. I pronounce it "lisa" but agree I am too unique to have a boring name like Lisa. Much love to all the Lisas" Nov. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm very glad I'm Leisa and not Lisa- that's just too bland for me! People sometimes don't know how to say it, and I always have to spell it- in fact I've learned to spell it instead of saying it first on the phone, because otherwise people just automatically start to spell it the other way & then have to go back and correct it. I don't think of myself as a Lisa at all. Now just because I like it doesn't mean I think you should spell your kid's name this way- it's great because it's unusual- don't mess that up for me!" Feb. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother didn't know how to spell "Lisa" so she used the name Leila, and changed the "l" to and "s." I thought I was the only one who spelled Leisa that way, then quite a while back,with the help of the internet, I found that there are many of us out there! I was born in 1961. For some reason many try to pronounce it La-ee-sha. Weird." Nov. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi i'm Leisa. also born 1963 in England. the first Leisa that i met had the same date and month of birth and the same maiden name. we had both been nurses too. The only difference she was born 50 years earlier than me in 1915. She reckoned she was the original Leisa. I love my name. i love the slight pause and momentary panic when someone has to announce me and are not quite sure how it sounds. sounds silly but not every name gets that!! Hello to all other Leisa's. I hope you all have wonderful lives but do listen next time someone reads your name from a list for the first time and see what i mean." Sep. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello! My name is Leisa and I was born in 1963. I never have met anybody with the same spelling until 1995 when I moved to Missouri. My new hairdresser had the same spelling and was born in the same month of the same year and her husband worked at the same place mine did!! Well, yes, I love my name because it is unique and I think it looks very beautiful in writing--not the ordinary. I love God, so the meaning of the origin is very special to me!! It means, "Consecrated To God". Hello to all the other "Leisa's" out there in the world! I never knew there were so many of us!!" Mar. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've never met anyone with my name. Before now I never knew there were so many others out there with there names spelt the same way "Leisa." I Love my name. Most people think it is unique and so do I. Yes, sometimes people get it wrong, but this gives me the joy of correcting them. The response is always the fun part. O, that's so different, they'd say. I would just smile and say "thank you." I clearly reflect what my name means "consecrated to God" or another one "bright," an American English translation. I really do love my name. If that's your name you really should love it too." Dec. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I have never met anyone with my name and I am shocked to see how many people have this name" Aug. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I still can't convince some of my inlaws my name is NOT Leisha, and I get phone calls and mail for Layeesha and Lakeisha all the time. My whole childhood I was called Liza or Leisel. I don't love the sound of the name anyway; but could my parents at least not have made me constantly correct people as well? I like having a unique name, and the spelling is visually pretty, but I spend so much time having to "explain" my name or make corrections that it becomes a professional nuisance!" May. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      22 Neutral Comments

  • "I too am Leisa. My mother spelled it with an extra ?e? so it would be pronounced with an ?e? sound. I too am wanted a necklace with my name on it. Then one day I came across an advert in a magazine for a name bracket with Leisa written on it. I was amazed I truely thought I was the only one! The trouble with correcting the spelling is then people always seem to have trouble putting the ?e? in the right place - usually ends up being Liesa. My middle name is Maree. Mum was always asked was she an Elvis fan - she wasn?t she had no idea! It is a dated name and I?ve never truely felt a Leisa but nice to know there are more around!" Aug. 1, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love -Leisa?s - my beautiful wife is one and if all you girls are anything like her you are all wonderful / beautiful / sexy / fun / exciting / precious / loving / strong willed / and some one that I always love being with - well that?s my Leisa 👍" Apr. 20, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leisa, born 1958! The only people that pronounced it properly ( Lay say) were my English teachers, lol. I am of German decent, so my parents chose to spell it properly. My first husband loved my name so much that we also named our daughter Leisa(1982). I'm very proud of my name and make people VERY clear on its spelling and pronunciation." May. 12, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is also Leisa and my middle name is Lyn. I have always loved the unique spelling of my name. I was born in July of 1959 and didn't meet another Leisa until I was well into adulthood!" Jan. 29, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leisa I was born in Sydney Australia in 1953 my second name is Marie, I love the name Leisa now but hated it way back when I was in primary school. I was the only Leisa and one Nun in particular kept calling me Leischa 🙁 due to feeling so different to all the other girls names I started calling myself Barbara 😁 today there are many Lisa type spelling of this name but I am still very rare with the spelling of Leisa, I love my name today because it is still very uncommon. 💕 to all you Ladies with the great different and still some what unique spelling of Leisa enjoy it 😊" Sep. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leisa. I love my name and also love the way it is spelled. Born in 1858. My mom said she saw this spelling in a newspaper article and really thought it was unique." May. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello.I am also called Leisa second name Mary born in the central west of NSW in Australia in 1963.very uncommon always had to spell but love it..." Apr. 1, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I believe I was the very first to be legally named Leisa in 1964. My Parents decided on that name together at the time of my birth in Massachusetts. It is pronounced Lee~sa (if you are old enough to remember 'two vowels go a walking, the first one does the talking') I am very happy they were bold enough to take a risk and I have always been happy with their choice." Mar. 1, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named for my mother's friend from France in 1967. She named me and pronounced the name as "Lay-a-suh" Like a double long "A" sound. This was the way it was meant to be pronounced. I was never intended to be "Lisa." I have never been called by my intended name. I grew up in South Texas; there are not a lot of French speakers there, apparently. My mother gave up. I have always been called "Lisa." I am an RN, and my name (Leisa) appears on my name tag. I would say about 95% of my (ER) patients ask me "How do you pronounce your name? " Followed by "Thats pretty/uique." I have grown to appreciate being "unique."" Aug. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leisa. I can relate to many of the comments made by other Leisas. I too was disappointed as a kid when I couldn't have a bicycle license plate with my name on it. I always dreaded the first day of school role call. I knew the teacher had come to my name by the awkward pause and then then inevitable mispronunciation. This is ironic as the reason my mother gives for this spelling of my name was to avoid having it mispronounced as Liza. Well she got her wish as it is usually not mispronounced with the long i sound but more often as a long a sound. I guess the i before e rule suggests this as a likely possibility. One day when I was about 15 I walked into a little boutique and was thrilled to see a whole wall of adorable girl's hair bows and barrettes for sale. Each was displayed on a shiny white card with LEISA in big bold beautiful black letters As I have gotten older I have met a handful of others who share my name. It is nice to see I am not alone." Jan. 19, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leisa as well and i can't believe that their are so many other Leisa's out there..." Aug. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Leisa is my name too. My father spelled that it that way. Like others they always seem to miss spell or pronounce it wrong. When people see it spelled, they tell they like how it's spelled. I didn't when I was a kid but I do now. It's different and we should be different some how in life. I thank my parents for choosing that name for me. I always like Elizabeth better but there are to many these days. Leisa rocks, don't let anyone tell you otherwise!" Jun. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leisa too, I never knew there were others who'se name is spelled just like mine. Some people often pronounce me name wrong too." May. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is leisa too! Wow! I only met one Leisa in my life who spelled and pronouced her name like mine and thought we were the only Leisa's. It's so cool how many Leisa's there are. People sometimes pronounce my name wrong like Liesa or Leesha, and I always have to correct them, Its Leisa with the E sound." Mar. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name too. My sister wanted to call me Lisa Maree, My mother called me Leisa Maree, When i was old enough to ask her why she spelled it that way, she said that she wanted to spell it as it sounded. She pronounces it Lee-za, my sister Lisa. It is a great source of conflict for them. I wish my name wasn't so much a fashion statement of the late sixties and was more classic." Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i was born on valentine's day 1994 i never knew there so many person's name are spelt like mine. I know 1 person with spelling" Oct. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "While I like the spelling of my name, I'm tempted to change it first because of its long-embedded religious connotations (which bothers me as an atheist) and the fact that no one spells it right (but sometimes pronounce it correctly). It doesn't help that my last name can be just as challenging. Anyway, I have been searching for the origin of the spelling for years and find it in a variety of languages, including and Icelandic transliteration of the name Leysa (which is actually Ukranian for defender of man). It also supposedly appeared in Old High German but not as a form of Elizabeth. Maybe I'm just hopeful, but I think Leisa may not be as closely related to Elizabeth as commonly thought." May. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name too everyone spells it lisa so im glad im different and think it a cool way to spell it" Aug. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom made it up and you pronounce it Lay-ee-sa...people say it wrong all the time and i think it's also an alternative spelling for lisa and that's why. i've never met anyone with my name either." Jun. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. Many people pronounce it Lesha, there is NO "H" in my name!! It sounds just like it is spelled. Lei sa, just like Lisa but with an extra e. I have never met anyone with the same name. I am assuming that since I have a strong German background it somehow came from thier Liesa, short for Elizabeth." Jun. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name. I wasn't entirely sure until now that it was even a "real" name! I love it though. Everyone always mis-spells and mis-pronounces it though. One of my teachers called me "Leisha" all the time and after 3 years, I finally discovered she actually thought there was an "h" in my name! I love it though, much more fun than "Lisa"" Jan. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm curious as to why it so suddenly appeared. I'm a Leisa and know a few others about my age (born 1960s) with the same spelling. People often ask me how it's pronounced and frequently mis-spell it (the worst is when it's converted to Leslie!)." Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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