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Elizabeth Meaning


What does Elizabeth mean?

The name Elizabeth is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Elizabeth is "G-d oath, pledged to G-d".

Elizabeth is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 9 letters and 4 syllables and is pronounced E-li-za-beth.

The Given Name Elizabeth

The name Elizabeth is an anglicized form of the Greek Elisabet (Ελισαβε&tau), which itself is a form of the Hebrew name Elisheva (אֱלִישֶׁבַע).

It is derived from the Hebrew elements el an abbreviated form of elohim meaning "G-d" and sheh-voo-ah meaning "oath".

In the Old Testament, Elisheva is the wife of Aaron. Whereas in the New Testament, Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.

Elizabeth was also the name of a 12th-century saint, two ruling queens of England (the 16th-century Elizabeth I, and the current ruling queen, Queen Elizabeth II), and by a Russian empress.

The name has been very popular in England since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.

Elizabeth falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Elizabeth Bennet.

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Elizabeth Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 13 in baby name popularity for girls with 8,513 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 13 in baby name popularity for girls with 8,955 occurrences. It ranked 8,314 in baby name popularity for boys with 9 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Elizabeth has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Elizabeth Name Popularity Page.

Elizabeth Related Names

Famous Elizabeths

  • Elizabeth ~ Biblical Character (Luke 1:5)
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton ~ Saint
  • Elizabeth Bennet ~ Pride and Prejudice character
  • Elizabeth Blackburn ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 2009
  • Elizabeth Chong Chong hye ~ Saint
  • Elizabeth Elliot ~ Persuasion character
  • Elizabeth I ~ English Queen (1558-1603)
  • Elizabeth II ~ British Queen (1952-)
  • Elizabeth Kortright Monroe ~ U. S. First Lady (1817-1825)
  • Elizabeth March ~ Little Women character
  • Elizabeth McGovern ~ Actress
  • Elizabeth Mitchell ~ Actress
  • Elizabeth Montgomery ~ Actress
  • Elizabeth of Hungary ~ Saint
  • Elizabeth of Schonau ~ Saint
  • Elizabeth Rose ~ Saint
  • Elizabeth Taylor ~ Actress
  • Elizabeth the Good ~ Saint
  • Elizabeth Truman ~ U. S. First Lady (1945-1953)

Elizabeth Numerology

What will your new littleElizabeth be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Elizabeth are often appropriate and immaculate but most of all they are read more >>

Elizabeth Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Elizabeth in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Elizabeth.

Just for fun, see the name Elizabeth in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Elizabeth in Nautical Flags page.