What does Elizabeth mean?
Elizabeth [eliz-a-beth] as a girls' name is pronounced ee-LIZ-a-beth. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elizabeth is "God is my oath". Can also mean "God's promise", "God's satisfaction" or "God's perfection". The usual English spelling of Elisabeth, which was the usual form until the 16th-century reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, whose popularity made the "z" spelling more common ever since. See also Elspeth and Isabel. Biblical: the mother of John the Baptist. Actresses Elizabeth Ashley, Elizabeth Hurley, Elizabeth Montgomery, Elisabeth Shue, Elizabeth Taylor; politician Elizabeth Dole; suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Elizabeth▼ has 191 variants: Alixyveth, Babette, Beileag, Belita, Bell▼, Bella, Belle▼, Bess▼, Bessie▼, Bessy, Bet, Beta, Beth▼, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, Bethzy▼, Betina, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy▼, Bett, Betta, Bette▼, Betti, Bettie▼, Bettina, Bettine, Betty▼, Bettye▼, Biff, Biffy, Bit, Bizzy, Buffy, Ealasaid, Ebeth, Eilis, Eilish, Eleisa, Eliasaid, Eliesse, Elikapeka, Elisa▲, Elisabet, Elisabeta, Elisabete, Elisabeth▼, Elisabethe, Elisabetta, Elisah, Elisavet, Elise▲, Elisebeth, Elissa, Eliszabeth, Elixyveth, Eliz, Eliza▲, Elizabet, Elizabett, Elizabette, Elizabiff, Elizabith, Elizaveta, Elizbeth, Elize, Elizebeth▼, Elle▲, Ellie▲, Ellissa, Elliza, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellspet, Ellyse, Ellyssa, Ellyza, Els, Elsa, Elsabeth, Elsbeth, Else, Elsee, Elsie▼, Elsie▼, Elspet, Elspeth, Elspie, Elsy, Elyse▲, Elyssa, Elyza, Elyzza, Elzabeth, Elzbieta, Erzsebet, Esabeau, Helsa, Ilsa, Ilse, Isabel, Isabella▲, Isabelle▲, Isobel, Jelisaveta, Leasa, Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Leisel, Leizel, Lib, Libbey, Libbi, Libbie▼, Libby, Libbye, Lies, Liesa, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesel, Liesja, Lili, Lilibet, Lilibeth, Lilo, Lily▲, Lis, Lisa▼, Lisabeth, Lisbet, Lisbeth▼, Lisbett, Lisbetta, Lisbette, Lise, Lisel, Lisette▼, Lisl, Lissa, Lissette, Lissi, Lissie, Lissy, Liz▼, Liza▼, Lizabeth, Lizaveta, Lizbet, Lizbeth▼, Lizbett, Lizbiff, Lizeth▼, Lizette▼, Lizveth, Lizy, Lizz, Lizzi, Lizzie▼, Lizzy, Lotte, Lusa, Lys, Lysa, Lysbet, Lysbeth, Lysbette, Lyse, Lyssa, Lyssi, Lyssie, Lyza, Lyzbet, Lyzbeth, Lyzbette, Lyzette, Tetty, Veta, Yelisaveta, Yelizaveta, Ylisabet, Ylisabette, Ysabel, Ysabella and Yzabelle.Creative forms:
(female) Elbeth, Elisbeth, ..
(male) Elizabert, Elizalet, .. Middle name pairings:
Elizabeth Clover (E.C.), ..
How popular is Elizabeth?
Elizabeth is a very prominent first name for women (#5 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#39378 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Elizabeth reached its top rank of #4 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #13. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Isabella (#5 in recent rankings), Lily (#25), Ellie (#47), Bella (#74), Isabelle (#94), Isabel (#149), Elise (#174), Eliza (#175), Elsie (#386), Elle (#398), Elisa (#486), Elsa (#487), Elyse (#653), Elisabeth (#718), Lisa (#749), Lizbeth (#832), Libby (#995), Belle (#1053), Betty (#1287), Elissa (#1395), Lizeth (#1576), Liza (#1685), Betsy (#1692), Elyssa (#1925), Lisette, Lissa, Lissette, Lissie, Lise, Lisbeth, Beth, Bessie, Lisabeth, Lisbet, Liz, Bess, Lyssa, Veta, Ysabel, Ysabella, Lizzie, Lizette, Lizabeth, Lizbet, Bell, Babette, Lilibeth, Lili, Else, Bettie, Betti, Ailsa, Bettina, Elma, Elizbeth, Elizebeth, Buffy, Bettye, Ilse, Bette, Leisa, Libbie, Bethan, Liesl, Leeza, Leesa, Betsey, Bethzy, Isobel, Leasa and Elizabet are the prominent varying forms of Elizabeth (#13 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Elizabeth reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 (median #1300) and has become much less since (#1542, ▼51.1%). Elizabeth is more universally found than the rest, though Isabella is currently the preferred form, while versions like Lizette have lost favor.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Annabeth, Clarabeth, Corabeth, Eliane, Elixyvetha (see Elixyvett), Elizah, Elsbet, Lilybeth, Sarabeth and Yelizabet. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elizabeth.See names in meaning and etymology.