Oui, oui! Americans have a sweet spot for the name Elise, the French nickname for Elizabeth. From the Latin meaning “God’s promise,” Elise first came around in the Middle Ages and became a legitimate name when it spread to English-speaking countries in the late 19th century. Today it’s a known name but not overused. While Elise Neal of “The Hughleys" has no competition in the category of Actresses Named Elise, the name is often heard in the music world: Beethoven named one of his most well-known piano compositions “Fur Elise.”
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