Sissi Name Meaning & Origin

Sissi

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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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Nickname of Elizabeth the empress of Austria-Hongria

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My daughter was given this name by my younger sister (who by the way nicknamed almost all my children) a nickname. My whole family loves Romy Schneider's trilogy " Sissi" (1955-1957)
Unfortunately, it's impossible to find the trilogy in English and my younger children who never spoke French (including Sissi herself) didn't enjoy it as much as we did as we were trying to translate for them while watching it.

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Elisabeth of Austria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, and thus Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary.
Born Her Royal Highness Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie on 24 December 1837 in Munich, Bavaria, she was the fourth child of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, the half-sister of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. Sissi was known and loved for her beauty, humility and simplicity.
Beautiful and celebrated Empress Elisabeth has long since become a cult figure. The Sisi Museum in the Imperial Apartments of the Imperial Palace compares the myth and the facts. Among the highlights are numerous personal objects once owned by Elisabeth as well as the most famous portraits of the beautiful empress.

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The name is surely of different meaning.
Sissi (footballer) (born 1967), Brazilian football player Sisleide do Amor Lima
Sisinio González Martínez (born 1986), Spanish footballer known as Sisi
Sissi Christidou, Greek television presenter
Seyhan "Sisi" Soylu, Turkish television personality
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, president of Egypt

Sissi in song, story & screen: | Edit

*Sissi trilogy (film) with Romy Schneider:
Sissi (1955)
Sissi – The Young Empress (Sissi – Die junge Kaiserin) (1956)
Sissi – Fateful Years of an Empress (Sissi – Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin) (1957)
*Sisi (2009), TV film directed by Xaver Schwarzenberg, with Cristiana Capotondi
*Princess Sissi (1997), French-Canadian animated television series
*Sissi, the Anarchist Empress (Sissi Impératice), a ballet by Maurice Béjart

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