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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.

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


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).

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

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

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).

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, Isabel, Isabella in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Isabelle, Isobel, Leesa, Leisa, Libbie, Libby, Lily, Lisa, Lisbeth, Lise in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lisette, Lissa, Lissette, Lissie, Liz, Liza, Lizabeth, Lizbeth, Lizeth, Lizette in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lizzie in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise, Elissa, Eliza outside U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elyse, Elyssa, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elizabeth is also pronounced similarly to Elisebeth. This name tends to be less commonly used than Elizabeth.