Elizabeth Pronunciation / / Gender Female Origin Word/Name Hebrew via Greek Meaning "My God is an oath" "My God is abundance" Region of origin Worldwide Other names Related names Elisabeth, Isabel, Izabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Lyzbeth, Lisbeth, Eliza, Lisa, Liza, Liz, Lizzie, Els, Elisa, Belle, Bella, Beth, Betty, Bettie, Bethany, Bess, Besse, Betsy, Lily, Lilibeth, Bessie, Elisla, Liesl, Bettie, Libby, Elspeth, Billie, Tizzy, Zabby, Libbie, Effy, Elly, Ellie.
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Elizabeth Pronunciation / / Gender Female Origin Word/Name Hebrew via Greek Meaning "My God is an oath" "My God is abundance" Region of origin Worldwide Other names Related names Elisabeth, Isabel, Izabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Lyzbeth, Lisbeth, Eliza, Lisa, Liza, Liz, Lizzie, Els, Elisa, Belle, Bella, Beth, Betty, Bettie, Bethany, Bess, Besse, Betsy, Lily, Lilibeth, Bessie, Elisla, Liesl, Bettie, Libby, Elspeth, Billie, Tizzy, Zabby, Libbie, Effy, Elly, Ellie. Elizabeth is a feminine given name derived from the Greek Elisávet ( Greek: Ελισάβετ), which is a form of the Hebrew name Elisheva ( אֱלִישֶׁבַע), meaning "My God is an oath" or "My God is abundance." " Elizabeth" appears in the Old Testament as the name of Aaron's wife ("Elisheva"), and in the New Testament as the name of the wife of the priest Zechariah and mother of John the Baptist. It has also been the name of several saints and queens.
The name has many variants in use across the world and has been in consistent use worldwide. Elizabeth was the tenth most popular name given to baby girls in the United States in 2007 and has been among the 25 most popular names given to girls in the United States for the past 100 years. It is the only name remained in the top ten US girl's names list from 1925 to 1972.
It has been among the top 50 names given to girls born in
England and Wales as well as in Canada and in Australia in the past 10 years and has been in the top 100 most popular names given to baby girls born in Scotland and Ireland in the past 10 years. Elizaveta (Eлизaвeтa), a Russian form of the name, has been in the top 10 names given to baby girls born in Moscow, Russia in the past 10 years. The name is also popular in Ukraine and in Belarus. One of the most popular variants is Isabel or Isabella. In French there is the variant Isabelle. Name variants [edit ] Full name [edit ] ელისაბედ ( elisabed) ( Georgian) إليصابات ( Ilīṣābāt), إليشبع ( Ilīšabaʿ) ( Arabic) Alyzabeth (Modern) Alžběta ( Czech) Alžbeta ( Slovak) Ealasaid ( Scottish Gaelic) Ealisaid ( Manx) Elesabeth ( English) Elesbed ( Breton) Eliisabet ( Estonian) Elikapeka ( Hawaiian) Elisa ( Turkish) Elisabet ( Catalan), ( Danish), ( German), ( Spanish), ( Swedish) Elisabeta ( Romanian) Elisabete ( Portuguese) Élisabeth ( French) Elisabeth ( Catalan), ( Danish), ( Dutch), ( German), ( Norwegian), ( Swedish) Elizabeto ( Esperanto) Elisabetta ( Italian) Ελισάβετ ( Elisávet), Ζαμπέτα ( Zabéta) ( Greek) Eлисавета ( Elisaveta) ( Bulgarian) אֱלִישֶׁבַע ( Elisheba, Elisheva) ( Hebrew) Elixabete ( Basque) Elizabeta ( Albanian, Croatian, Slovene) Elizabete ( Basque), ( Latvian) 엘리자베스 ( Ellijabeseu) ( Korean) Elsapet ( Armenian) Elishua ( Malayalam) Elsbeth ( German), ( Scots), ( Swiss German) Elspeth ( Scots) Elyzabeth ( English) Elzbieta ( Lithuanian) Elżbieta ( Polish) Elzbute ( Lithuanian) エリザベス ( Erizabesu) ( Japanese) Erzsébet ( Hungarian) Isabella ( Italian) Isabelle ( French) Isabel ( Spanish) Јелисавета (Jelisaveta) ( Serbian) Yeghisapet ( Armenian) Yeliz ( Turkish) Елизaвета (Yelizaveta) ( Russian) Єлизавета (Yelyzaveta) Ukrainian) 伊丽莎白 ( Yī lì shā bái) ( Chinese) Clipped forms [edit ] ლიზა (Liza), ლიზი (Lizi), ლიზიკო (Liziko) ( Georgian) Erzsi ( Hungarian) Isabeau ( French) Isabel ( Catalan), ( English), ( Portuguese), ( Spanish)( Norwegian) Isabela ( Spanish), ( Portuguese) Isabelita ( Spanish) Isabell ( English), ( German)( Norwegian) Isabella ( Dutch), ( English), ( Italian), ( Spanish), ( Swedish), ( Norwegian), ( Polish) Isabelle ( English), ( French), ( German) Isbal ( Manx) Isbel ( English), Iseabail ( Scottish) Isebella ( English) Ishbel ( Scots) Isibéal ( Irish) Isobel ( Scots) Izabel ( Portuguese (Archaic)), ( Spanish), ( Polish) Izabela ( Czech), ( Polish) Izabella ( Hungarian), ( Polish) Izabelle ( English) Liesbeth ( Dutch) Lijsbeth ( Dutch) Ισαβέλλα (Isavella) ( Greek) Ιζαμπέλλα (Izabella) ( Greek) Lisaveta ( Ukrainian) Lisbet ( Danish), ( Norwegian), ( Swedish) Lisbeth ( German)( Norwegian) Лизa (Liza) ( Russian) Lyzbeth ( English) Sabela ( Galician) Sabella ( English) Sibéal ( Irish) Špela ( Slovene) Ysabel ( Spanish) Ysbal ( Manx) Yzabel ( Spanish) Yzabela ( Spanish) Ybel ( Spanish) Zabel ( Armenian) People with this given name [edit ] Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth II Elizabeth Bathory Elizabeth Fry, an English jail worker Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse Elizabeth Stride, the third murder victim of Jack the Ripper Elizabeth Taylor, a British-American actress Elizabeth Montgomery, an American film and television actress Elizabeth Banks, an American actress Elizabeth Olsen, an American actress Elizabeth Arden, an American business woman Elizabeth Fraser, a Scottish singer Elizabeth Lambert, an American writer of romance Elizabeth Perkins, an American actress Elizabeth A. Smart, an American female activist and contributor for ABC News (American Broadcasting Corporation) Elizabeth McGovern, an American, film, theatre and television actress Elizabeth of York, Queen consort of England as spouse of King Henry VII from 1486 until 1503 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), wife of King George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon Elizabeth Rose, a Benedictine nun at Chelles, France Elizabeth Hughes Gossett, daughter of U.S. Politician Charles Evans Hughes Elizabeth Andrews, first woman organiser of the Labour Party in Wales Elizabeth Edwards, an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist Elizabeth Zimmermann, a British-born knitter Elizabeth Young (author), a London-based literary critic and author Elizabeth of Lancaster, Duchess of Exeter Younger Daughter and second surviving child of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Blanche of Lancaster Elizabeth Underwood, a pioneering Australian land owner Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of Edward IV Elizabeth David, a British cookery writer Elizabeth Bagration, Georgian royal princess Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Victorian era poet Elizabeth Gaskell, British novelist and short story writer Empress Wanrong, The last Qing Dynasty's empress, she used Elizabeth as her English name to write letter to Puyi. First half [edit ] Ailsa ( Danish) Alzira ( Portuguese) Ealee ( Manx) Ealish ( Manx) Effy ( English) Eilís ( Irish Gaelic) Eilish ( Irish) Ela ( Polish) Elbie ( Afrikaans) Ella ( Norwegian) Eli ( English)( Catalan)( Spanish) Eli, Eliamma (Aley, Aleyamma, Aleykutty) ( Malayalam)( Norwegian) Eliisa ( Finnish) Elis ( German) Elisa ( Portuguese), ( Finnish), ( Italian), ( Spanish), ( Norwegian) Élise ( French) Elise ( Norwegian) Elisete ( Portuguese) Eliška ( Czech) and ( Slovak) Eliso ( Georgian) Elissa ( English)( Norwegian) Eliza ( English), ( Polish), ( Albanian) Elka ( Polish), ( Albanian) Ellee ( English) Elli ( Finnish), ( German) Ellie (Origin unknown) Ellen ( Norwegian)( English) Els ( Dutch) Elsa ( Dutch), ( Finnish), ( German), ( Portuguese), ( Spanish), ( Swedish)( Norwegian) ( Catalan) Elschen ( German) Else ( Danish), ( German), ( Norwegian) Elsie ( English) Elts ( Estonian) Elunia ( Polish) Elyse ( English) Elzira ( Portuguese) Elżunia ( Polish) Erzsi ( Hungarian) Ilsa ( German) Ilse ( Dutch), ( German) Isa ( Spanish), ( Portuguese) Issa ( Spanish) Iza ( Spanish) Izzy ( English)( Norwegian) Leesa ( English) Lies ( Dutch), ( German) Liesa ( German) Lieschen ( German) Liese ( German) Liesel ( German) Lieselotte ( German)( Swedish) Liesje ( Dutch) Liesl ( German) Liisa ( Estonian), ( Finnish) Liisbet ( Estonian) Liisi ( Estonian), ( Finnish) Liisu ( Estonian) Lila (mostly for kids)( Catalan), ( Polish) Lili ( French), ( Polish) Lilianna ( Polish) Lilike ( Hungarian) Lilli ( German) Lis ( Danish), ( English), ( Norwegian), ( Swedish) Lisa ( Danish), ( English), ( German), ( Italian), ( Norwegian), ( Swedish), ( Portuguese) ( Welsh) ( Spanish) ( Catalan), ( Polish) Lisanne ( Dutch), ( English)( Norwegian) Lise ( French), ( Norwegian) Liselot ( Dutch) Liselotte ( Danish), ( German)( Norwegian), Lisen ( Swedish) Liset ( French) Liseta ( Spanish) Lisette ( French) Liz ( English) Liza ( English), ( Ukrainian), ( Russian), ( Polish) Lizette ( French) Lizi ( Georgian) Lizina ( Latvian) Lizzie ( English)( Norwegian) Lizzy ( English) Lys ( German) Lysa ( French) Lysette ( English) Yza ( Spanish) Zsóka ( Hungarian) Middle [edit ] Second half [edit ] [2 ] Nicknames for Elizabeth [edit ]
Derived from Elizabeth are many short forms and nicknames used in English-speaking countries, including
but not limited to [: ] citation needed
Name variants listed above may also be used as nicknames.
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