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Meaning and Name Origin

Elizabeth \e-lizabe-th, el(i)-za-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 190 variants: 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, 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.

For more information, see also related girl names Ailsa, Elixyvett, Elma, Lezith, Liesl, Lizena, Oleisa, Orszebet, Yelisabeta, Zizi and Zsazsa.

Elizabeth has 40 more different forms via Elisabeth, Elspeth, Isabel: Bel, Belia, Belicia, Bellita, Bep, Chabeli, Chabelita, Elsbet, Ib, Ibbie, Isa, Isabeau, Isabela, Isabele, Isabelita, Isabell, Isbel, Ishbel, Isobell, Isobella, Isobelle, Issie, Issy, Izabel, Izabella, Izabelle, Izzie, Izzy, Lilli, Lisabel, Liset, Liseth, Lisolette, Marisabel, Sabella, Sabelle, Ysabeau, Ysobel, Yzobel and Yzobelle.


Elizabeth is a very prominent first name for women (#5 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#57441 out of 88799, Top 65%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Elizabeth for girls. Elizabeth reached its top rank of #4 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #14. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elizabeth and related names. Isabella (#4 in 2014), Lily (#27), Ellie (#55), Bella (#70), Isabelle (#96), Isabel (#144), Elise (#166), Izabella (#200), Eliza (#212), Elsa (#286), Elsie (#336), Elle (#395), Elisa (#498), Elisabeth (#603), Elyse (#611), Isabela (#717), Lisa (#750), Lizbeth (#751), Libby (#888), Lisbeth, Lise, Leesa, Bell, Lisette, Leisa, Libbie, Lissa, Lizeth, Lizette, Lizzie, Lizabeth, Liza, Lissette, Lissie, Liz, Izabelle, Isobel, Bettie, Bette, Elma, Betsy, Elizebeth, Bettina, Bettye, Elissa, Betty, Else, Bethan, Bessie, Bess, Buffy, Isabell, Beth, Ailsa, Elyssa, Isa and Belle are the prominent varying forms of Elizabeth (#14 in 2014). Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 and is somewhat lower today, with forms such as Lizbeth, Isabell, Lisa, Elisabeth and Lizeth becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable baby names in this compilation are Elsa (#286), Elsie (#336), Elisa (#498), Ellie (#55) and Eliza (#212), with Elisa, Eliza, Ellie, Elsa and Elsie going through a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Bette, Bettie, Bettina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Betty, Bettye, Buffy, Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise, Elissa, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elizebeth in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elle, Ellie, Elma, Elsa, Else, Elsie, Elyse, Elyssa, Isa, Isabel in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Isabela, Isabell, Isabella, Isabelle, Isobel, Izabella, Izabelle, Leesa, Leisa, Libbie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Libby, Lily, Lisa, Lisbeth, Lise, Lisette, Lissa, Lissette, Lissie, Liz in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Liza, Lizabeth, Lizbeth, Lizeth, Lizette, Lizzie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ailsa, Bella, Beth, Bethan, Elise outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie, Elsa outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elsie, Isa, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isobel, Libby, Lily, Lisa outside U.S.