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What does Elisabeth mean?

Elisabeth \e-lisabe-th, el(i)-sa-beth\ as a girls' 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".


Elisabeth has 20 variants: Bep, Elisa, Elisabet, Elise, Elisebeth, Els, Elsa, Elsbeth, Ilsa, Ilse, Liesbeth, Lilli, Lis, Lisa, Lisabel, Lise, Lisel, Liset, Liseth and Lisolette.

For more information, see also the related girl name Marlise.

Elisabeth has 38 more related forms via Elizabeth: Alixyveth, Ebeth, Elikapeka, Elisabeta, Elisabete, Elisabethe, Elisabetta, Elisah, Elisavet, Eliszabeth, Elixyveth, Elizabet, Elizabett, Elizabette, Elizabiff, Elizabith, Elizaveta, Elizbeth, Elizebeth, Ellspet, Elsabeth, Elspet, Elspeth, Elzabeth, Erzsebet, Esabeau, Jelisaveta, Lilibeth, Lisabeth, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lisbett, Lizabeth, Lizbeth, Lysbeth, Yelisaveta, Ylisabet and Ylisabette.


Elisabeth is a very popular first name for women (#558 out of 4276, Top 13%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Elisabeth for girls. Elisabeth reached its apex rank of #286 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #603 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elisabeth name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elisabeth outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elisabeth and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Elisabeth (#603 in 2014) are Elisa (#498 in 2014), Elise (#166), Elizabeth (#14), Elizebeth, Elsa (#286), Lisa (#750), Lisbeth, Lise, Lizabeth and Lizbeth (#751). Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread in the year 2002 (usage of 0.45%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3575%, down 20.6%), with the versions Elisabeth, Elizebeth, Lisa, Lisbeth and Lizbeth falling out of fashion. Elisa (#498), Elise (#166) and Elsa (#286) are three of the more chic names for newborns in this list, with these names undergoing a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise, Elizabeth, Elizebeth, Elsa, Lisa, Lisbeth, Lise, Lizabeth, Lizbeth in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elise, Elizabeth, Elsa, Lisa outside U.S.