Elspeth: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Elspeth

Elspeth

Pronunciation: EHL-spehth (key)

Related Names:

Elizabeth

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More commonly recognized by people of English or Scottish descent. Less frequently seen as "Elspet".

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As a child I hated my peculiar name, very few people could get their tongue around it, I was called Elsbeth, Elsipeth, Alsafet etc. and all that was in England. I was delighted when, somewhere in my early teens, I gained the nickname Eppy. After living in Israel for 33 years and suffering the horrors that Israelis have inflicted on "Eppy" I have come to really love my real name Elspeth and use it whenever and wherever I can. It's a name you have to grow into! It also goes excellently with the name Alistair (my big brother's name).

Nicknames for Elspeth: | Edit

Elsie, Elsa, Ellie, Elspie, Libby, Eppie

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Typically considered a Scottish (and possibly old English) contraction of the name "Elizabeth".
It also means chosen by god

Famous real-life people named Elspeth: | Edit

Elspeth Huxley, author, The Flame Trees of Thika

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Elspeth Noblin- A character in Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry

I was named Elspeth after my Grandma and when l was younger did not appreciate it. Since high school, this name has been shorted to Ellie, Beth (although there is no 'B' in my name!)and El. At one point l answered to, 'BooBoo' - please done ask why!!!
I refuse to answer to Elsie as my Grandma disliked it and instructed me never to do this.

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