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Origin of the name LISA.
Etymology of the name LISA.
Meaning of the baby name LISA.


LISA.  A short form of Elisabeth (q.v.), meaning "God's oath." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage: America, Denmark, England, Italy, Lusatia, Russia (Ли́за).

    Lisa, an innkeeper's daughter, who wishes to marry Elvino a wealthy farmer; but Elvino is in love with Amina.  Suspicious circumstances make Elvino renounce his true love and promise marriage to Lisa; but the suspicion is shown to be causeless, and Lisa is discovered to be the paramour of another.  So Elvino returns to his first love, and Lisa is left to Alessio, with whom she had been living previously.Bellini: La Sonnambula, an opera (1831). (The Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction, &c., Brewer, 1910)


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