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What does Elisabeth mean?

Elisabeth /elis-a-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.

Affiliated girl name: Marlise.

Elisabeth has 23 more related forms via Elizabeth: Elisabeta, Elisabete, Elisabethe, Elisabetta, Elisah, Elisavet, Eliszabeth, Elixyveth, Elizabet, Elizabett, Elizabette, Elizabith, Elizaveta, Elizbeth, Elizebeth, Elsabeth, Elspeth, Elzabeth, Lisabeth, Lisbeth, Lizabeth, Ylisabet and Ylisabette.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Erisabeth, Erisbeth, ..

(male) Elisabert, Elisacott, ..

How popular is Elisabeth?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Elisabeth for girls. Elisabeth reached its apex rank of #286 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #603 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 statistics of the girl name Elisabeth and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Elisabeth (#603 in 2014) are Elisa (#498 in 2014), Elise (#166), Elizabet, Elizabeth (#14), Elizbeth, Elizebeth, Elsa (#286), Ilse, Lilli, Lisa (#750), Lisabeth, Lisbeth, Lise, Liset and Lizabeth. Usage of these forms of Elisabeth reached its most widespread 5 decades ago (median #1210) and is now significantly lower (#1394, 83%). Elizabeth has been the most prominent, although Elsa seems to be gaining favor too, while versions like Lisa are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elisabeth, Elisa, Elise, Elizabet, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizbeth, Elizebeth, Elsa, Ilse, Lilli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lisa, Lisabeth, Lisbeth, Lise, Liset, Lizabeth in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Alixyveth, Annabeth, Clarabeth, Corabeth, Ebeth, Eliane, Elikapeka (see Elizabeth), Elisee, Elish, Elisse, Elixyvetha (see Elixyvett), Elixyvett, Elizabiff, Elizah, Ellspet (see Elizabeth), Elsbet, Elspet, Erzsebet, Esabeau, Lilibeth, Lilybeth, Lisabet, Lizbeth, Lysbeth, Sarabeth and Yelisabeta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elisabeth.