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Eliseo

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Quick Facts on Eliseo

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Italian, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 4
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 940
Pronunciation:
e-lee-ZE-o
Simple meaning:
God is salvation

Characteristics of Eliseo

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Eliseo

Eliseo is the Italian and Spanish equivalent of Elisha. Although Elisha looks and sounds a lot like Elijah, the two names are unrelated. They are borne from two distinctively different prophets in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament (in the Book of Kings). Elijah and Elisha also have different etymologies. Both names come from the Hebrew, but while Elijah means “Yahweh is God”, Elisha means “God is salvation” from the Hebrew elements “el” meaning “God” and “sha” meaning “to save/help”. Adding further confusion to the two similar names, Elijah and Elisha were also 9th century B.C. contemporaries. Elisha was both a disciple and dutiful successor prophet of Elijah. In essence, Elisha carried on the work of Elijah. (Have we adequately confused you?) In other words, both were very important prophets in ancient Israel, although Elijah was the Grand Pooh-Bah Prophet of his time while Elisha played the role of understudy. But it was God who hand-picked Elisha as Elijah’s successor which places him in a pretty elitist club. After Elijah is whirled up into heaven in a chariot of fire in one of those breathtaking Biblical scenes, Elisha carries on God’s work throughout 2 Kings 2-13 (after asking for a “double portion” of Elijah’s spirit). You have to read it for yourself, but suffice it to say that Elisha performed many of his own marvels and miracles (with God’s help, of course); such as: multiplying a jar of oil into masses so that a widow could pay her debts and feed her family; resurrecting a dead child; fulfilling the appetites of 100 hungry men struck by famine with a tiny bit of bread; and curing leprosy. He also summoned two she-bears out of the woods to kill 42 boys who were making fun of his baldness (see for yourself in 2 Kings 2:23-24). Maybe those hooligans should have just offered him Rogaine. Aside from the random “kill-boys-over-bald-jokes” diversion, Elisha was a highly regarded prophet in a time when Israel needed to restore their faith in their one God. As such, Elisha has always been a popular name for Jews. It gained more crossover appeal after the Reformation when the Puritans began using many of the Old Testament Hebrew names on their own children. Eliseo is the form of the name used among Italians and Spaniards. It also shows up in Latin America.

Popularity of the Name Eliseo

Eliseo has a history as a bottom-dweller in the United States. In other words, this name has been used with only a tiny bit of frequency. It has shown up on the charts off and on since the late 19th century but has never achieved any level of success in terms of usage. We have to say, though, Elisha/Eliseo’s story in the Bible is one of our most favorites. Especially when the prophet curses the boys who make fun of his baldness. The name’s etymology (i.e., God is salvation) must be appealing to the religiously-minded. Aside from that, though, Eliseo is one of those poetic four-syllable Latino names loaded with romance and mystery.
Popularity of the Boy Name Eliseo
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  • Famous People Named Eliseo

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    Famous People Named Eliseo - Eliseo Salazar (race car driver); Eliseo Martín (Spanish Olympian); Eliseo Quintanilla (El Salvadorian footballer); Eliseo Soriano (Filipino televangelist); Eliseo Subiela (Argentine film director); Eliseo Payán (former President of Columbia); Eliseo Grenet (Cuban composer); Eliseo Castillo (Cuban boxer)

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Personality of the Boy Name Eliseo

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

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