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What does Elisabeth mean?

Elisabeth Pronunciation of 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".

Associated with: oath.


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.

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.

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Middle name pairings:
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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)

Elisabeth reached its apex rank of #286 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #718 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elisabeth name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Elisabeth (#718 in 2015) are Elisa (#486 in 2015), Elise (#174), Elizabet, Elizabeth (#13), Elizbeth, Elizebeth, Elsa (#487), Ilse, Lilli, Lisa (#749), Lisabeth, Lisbeth, Lise, Liset and Lizabeth. Usage of these forms of Elisabeth reached its most widespread 6 decades ago (median #1210) and is now significantly lower (#1414, 84%). Elizabeth has been the most prominent, although Elise seems to be gaining favor too, while versions like Elisabeth 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 Elisa, 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.

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