Origin : Hebrew

pledged to God

The name Elizabeth is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "pledged to God". Elizabeth, one of the premiere classic girls' names and most popular Hebrew names for girls, is now just outside the Top 10, having been replaced in 2014 by the rising Charlotte. Yet Elizabeth has so much going for it—rich history, broad appeal, and timeless style—that no matter how many little girls there are named Lizzie, Eliza, and Beth out there, you can still make Elizabeth your own. Elizabeth nicknames on the table today include Libby, Bess, Tibby, and even the so-antiquated-it's-cool Betty. Also in play is the fashionable Eliza. There has been only one year since 1880 that Elizabeth slipped one place below the Top 25, and that was in 1945—when Betty was Number 11. Today, it holds fast as one of the most classic and usable girl names starting with E. In the Bible, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist, and two of England's most notable queens have been Elizabeth I and II. Another memorable bearer was Elizabeth Taylor—who hated to be called Liz. The Elisabeth spelling, found in several cultures, is represented by such notables as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth Shue, Elisabeth Moss, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Elisabeth is nicknamed Bethsy in Buddenbrooks, Bep in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Betsy in Wolverine.

Popularity of name Elizabeth over time

There are 1643530 people in the U.S. with the first name Elizabeth, this name was mostly popular in 1990 with popularity 20744 .

Elizabeth is used for both genders.

0.32 percent of people with the first name Elizabeth are man

99.68 percent of people with the first name Elizabeth are woman

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Most Famous People Named Elizabeth

character in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
character on "General Hospital"
Queen consort of Henry VII of England
Queen consort of Edward IV of England
character in "Station Eleven"
Empress consort of Alexander I of Russia
a character from the Archie Comics universe and on TV's "Riverdale"
the Winter Queen
character on TV's "The Waltons"
Queen consort of Louis I of Hungary and Croatia
Queen consort of Casimir IV of Poland
main character and in video game BioShock Infinite
Empress of Russia
main character in Jane Austen's " Pride and Prejudice"
in American Horror Story: Hotel
Queen of the United Kingdom
the Queen Mother
Queen of England
main character on British TV's "Skins"
main character in Disney's "Lizzie McGuire"
main character on TV's "30 Rock"
Queen consort of Sigismund II Augustus of Poland
mother of John the Baptist
character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"

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Names Created Using the Letters in Elizabeth