Meaning and name origin
Elisabeth \e-lisabe-th, el(i)-sa-beth\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elisabeth is "God is my oath". Biblical: the spelling of Elizabeth used in the New Testament, from Elisheva. The name of the mother of John the Baptist. It comes from the same root as Elisheba, the name of the wife of Aaron. The name may have been influenced by Hebrew shabbâth "Sabbath".
For more information, see also the related girl name Marlise.
Elisabeth is a very popular first name for females (#558 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elisabeth for girls. Elisabeth reached its highest rank of #286 in the U.S. in 2001. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elisabeth and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Elise (#166), Elsa (#286), Elisa (#498), Elisabeth (#603), Lisa (#750) and Lise. (2014 statistics).
Elisabeth▼ is also pronounced similarly to Elisabethe, Eliszabeth, Elizabith and Elizebeth▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Elisabeta, Elisabete, Elisabetta, Elisavet, Elizabet, Elizabett, Elizbeth, Elsabeth and Elzabeth. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elisabeth.