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[el-suh] /ˈɛl sə/
a female given name, form of Elizabeth. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "I will do my best, mother dear," said Elsa, with a quick short sigh.

    A Bride of the Plains Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • "You might have shut it yourself, rather than risk a noise to-night," said Elsa.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot Mrs. Molesworth
  • The Duke laughed, and I laughed also; Elsa was very grave and business-like in defining her requirements.

    The King's Mirror Anthony Hope
  • Elsa looked at him with a strange mixture of sadness and contempt.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot Mrs. Molesworth
  • George tried to avoid answering, but Elsa urged him to speak.

    Life in a German Crack Regiment Wolf Ernst Hugo Emil Baudissin
Word Origin and History for Elsa

fem. proper name, from German diminutive of Elisabet (see Elizabeth).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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