Meaning and name origin
Elizabeth \e-lizabe-th, el(i)-za-beth\ as a girl's 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 189 variant forms: Alixyveth, Babette, Beileag, Belita, Bell▼, Bella▲, Belle▼, Bess▼, Bessie▼, Bessy, Bet, Beta, Beth▼, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, 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▲, 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▲, Elspet, Elspeth, Elspie, Elsie▲, 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, Liesbeth, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesja, Lili, Lilibet, Lilibeth, Lilo, Lily▲, Lis, Lisa▼, Lisabeth, Lisbet, Lisbeth▼, Lisbett, Lisbetta, Lisbette, Lise, Lisette▼, Lisel, 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.
Elizabeth is a very popular first name for females (#5 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57441 out of 88799, Top 65%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elizabeth for girls. Elizabeth reached its highest rank of #4 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elizabeth and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Isabella (#4), Elizabeth (#14), Lily (#27), Ellie (#55), Bella (#70), Isabelle (#96), Isabel (#144), Elise (#166), Eliza (#212), Elsa (#286), Elsie (#336), Elle (#395), Elisa (#498), Elisabeth (#603), Elyse (#611), Lisa (#750), Lizbeth (#751), Libby (#888), Libbie, Lizabeth, Leisa, Lizeth, Lizette, Lizzie, Liza, Lisette, Leesa, Lise, Lissa, Lissette, Liz, Lissie, Lisbeth, Else, Bethan, Betsy, Bette, Beth, Bessie, Bell, Belle, Bess, Bettie, Bettina, Elma, Ailsa, Elyssa, Elizebeth, Elissa, Betty, Bettye, Buffy and Isobel. (2014 statistics).
Elizabeth is also pronounced similarly to Elisebeth. This name tends to be less commonly used than Elizabeth.