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What does Elizabeth mean?

Elizabeth Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: 16th century, queen, england, biblical.


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.

Related girl names: Ailsa, Elixyvett, Elma, Lezith, Liesl, Lizena, Oleisa, Orszebet, Yelisabeta, Zizi and Zsazsa.

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)

Presented below is the baby name history of Elizabeth for girls. Elizabeth reached its top rank of #4 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #13. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Babette, Bell, Bella, Belle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bess, Bessie, Beth, Bethzy, Betsey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betsy, Bette, Betti, Bettie, Bettina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betty, Bettye, Buffy, Elisa, Elisabeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elise, Elissa, Eliza, Elizabet, Elizbeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizebeth, Elle, Ellie, Elma, Elsa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Else, Elsie, Elyse, Elyssa, Ilse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Isobel, Leasa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Libbie, Libby in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liesl, Lili, Lilibeth, Lily, Lisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lisabeth, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lise, Lisette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lissa, Lissette, Lissie, Liz, Liza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lizabeth, Lizbet, Lizbeth, Lizeth, Lizette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lizzie, Lyssa, Veta, Ysabel, Ysabella in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elisa, Elise, Eliza, Elle, Ellie outside U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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.

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