Name: Elizabeth

Gender: Female

Usage: Elizabeth, of hebrew origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.

People having the name Elizabeth are in general originating from Armenia, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Malta, Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Variants: For another variant of the name Elizabeth across the world, see Elisabet.

Meaning: My god is a vow, My g-d is my oath

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The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 7.

Interpretation:
Qualities: Philosophical, Spiritual
Ruling planet: Neptune
Colors: Green
Gemstones: Moonstone

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The name Elizabeth is ranked on the 90th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.

We estimate that there are at least 5131700 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.071% of the population. The name Elizabeth has nine characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.

The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Elizabeth for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:

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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.


The usual spelling of Elisabeth in English. It was first made popular by being borne by Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533–1603). In the 20th century it became extremely fashionable, partly because it was the name of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (b. 1900), who in 1936 became Queen Elizabeth as the wife of King George VI, and, even more influentially, it is the name of her daughter Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926).
Variant: Elisabeth. See also Elspeth and Isabel.
Cognates: Irish Gaelic: Eilís. Scottish Gaelic: Ealasaid. French, German: Elisabeth. Italian: Elisabetta. Spanish: Isabel. Scandinavian: Elisabet. Polish: Elżbieta. Czech: Alžběta. Russian: Yelizaveta. Hungarian: Erzsébet.
short forms: English: Eliza, Elsa; Liza, Lisa, Liz; Beth, Bet, Bess; Elspeth; Lisbet. French: Élise, Lise. German: Elsa, Else, llse; Liese. Scandinavian: Elsa, Else; Lisa, Lise, Lis. Polish: Ela.
Pet forms: English: Elsie; Bessie, Bessy, Betty, Betsy; Tetty; Libby; Lizzie, Lizzy. French: Lisette. German: Lil(l)i; Elli.

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