Elizabeth: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Elizabeth | Girls
Origin of the name Elizabeth:
Derived from the Hebrew elīsheba' (God is my oath). The name is borne in the Bible by a kinswoman of the Virgin Mary and mother of John the Baptist.
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- Comments and insights on the name Elizabeth: | Edit
My name is Elizabeth Paige and i am smart, pretty, athletic ,and love to be social
My name is Elizabeth Rebecca Sue..I am a spiritual person, so the Biblical connections suit me. The only problem I have is that my grandfather nick-named me Becky as an infant and it stuck. I have a lot of people ask me how they got Becky out of Elizabeth (until they learn that I go by my middle name). I had a very long last name so writing my entire legal name can be tedious. My mother's maiden last name was Taylor. She is the same age as Elizabeth Taylor and could have been her twin, so she insisted my name be Elizabeth. Dad insisted on Rebecca Sue. I chose a name for my daughter that she goes by and is not difficult for her. She is named Alisa Ann.
I currently know two people named Elizabeth. One is nice, the other not so much. It's funny, whenever I hear the name I think of one or the other, but I never think of them both at the same time. Whenever I do, the name seems weird. lol
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My name is Elizabeth, and while I go by Beth, I've always appreciated having such a beautiful, professional-sounding name like Elizabeth. It looks great on resumes, job applications, etc.
My name is Elizabeth. When I was a kid, I kind of hated it. Mostly because everyone I knew would say, "Your name is Elizabeth? That's my middle name!" Because apparently, Elizabeth sounds good with pretty much every other girl name. But I've grown into it, I think. I'm working on my PhD so I guess I'm pretty smart. And also maternal. Lots of people tell me I'm very motherly. In college, my nickname was Mommy Bird. I've never gone by a nickname, really. My full name is Elizabeth Joanne and sometimes my aunt calls me Eliza Jo to be funny. My parents call me Little Bit or LB when it's just the family around. I had a boyfriend in high school who called me "Liz," but when we broke up, I pretty much forbid people to call me that. My husband calls me "Ellie" sometimes but I still introduce myself as Elizabeth. I am a person of faith and I like the spiritual associations of my name, as well.
We named our daughter Elizabeth 21 years ago, mainly because of the many, many nicknames associated with the name. However, none of them seemed to fit, and to this day she insists on being called by her full name. She gets very frustrated and annoyed when people presume to call her Liz, Lizzy, or Beth.
My name is Elizabeth. I am creative, strong, and very happy with my name.
i like my name-Elizabeth. it's normal enough and a bunch of great people have shared my name and it makes me feel like i have some sort of connection with them.
I have a best friend named Elizabeth.She has been through many hard times with me.I have known her forever. I have never met an Elizabeth I haven't liked.
My name is Elizabeth, and I love it. It's charming and sweet. My ma and pa call me Elf/Elfie because when I was little my pointy ears were to big for my head and used to stick out. Fortunately now the rest of me has grown to catch up with the size of my ears, and they don't stick out half as bad. Most of the time now though I go by Elizabeth as it's truly beautiful.
My friend's name is Elizabeth and we just call her Elizabeth (or maybe Lizbeth). Her full name suits her much better than any nickname. I love it's historical value and how versatile it is!
- Nicknames for Elizabeth: | Edit
Eliza, Liz, Liza, Lizzy/Lizie, Izz, Izzy, Lib, Libby, Beth, Bet, Betty, Bethy, Bess, Bessie, Betsy, Bitsy, Birdie, Effy, Elle, Ellie, Libba, Ella, Elsie, Elzie, Izza, Izabeth, Izzy-Bizzy, Bizzy
- Meanings and history of the name Elizabeth: | Edit
Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist, In Luke 1:36 it says 'Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37For nothing is impossible with God."'
- Famous real-life people named Elizabeth: | Edit
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Elizabeth Banks, American actress
Elizabeth Enright, American children's author
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey, American actress and comedian
Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist
Elizabeth Gillies, American actress/singer
Elizabeth Hurley, English actress
Elizabeth McGovern, American actress
Elizabeth Montgomory, American actress
Elizabeth Olsen, American actress
Elizabeth Perkins, American actress
Elisabeth Shue, American actress
Elizabeth Taylor, American actress
Elizabeth Grant (stage name Lana Del Rey), American singer/songwriter
- Elizabeth in song, story & screen: | Edit
Elizabeth Wakefield, Sweet Valley Series
Elizabeth Bennett, character in "Pride and Prejudice"
Elizabeth "Beth" March, character in "Little Women"
Elizabeth Swann, character in "The Pirates of the Carribean" trilogy
Elizabeth Walton, character in the 1970s television show "The Waltons"
"Elizabeth", Statler Brothers 1982
"Elizabeth Gone", a poem by Anne Sexton about her mother
Elizabeth Montgomery, a character in the 2000's television show, "Reba"
"Goodnight, Elizabeth", by the Counting Crows
Elizabeth Ethel Cordelia Midford is a character in the Japanese anime "Black Butler" or "Kuroshitsuji"
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Global Popularity of the Name Elizabeth
- #9 in United States
- #20 in Canada (Alberta)
- #20 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #24 in Canada (Ontario)
- #28 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #36 in England
- #38 in Canada (Quebec)
- #43 in Australia (Victoria)
- #63 in Ireland
- #68 in Scotland