Elisabeth Name Meaning & Origin

Elisabeth

Pronunciation: eh-LIZ-ə-behth, ee-LIZ-ə-behth (key)

Origin of the name Elisabeth:

Derived from the Hebrew elīsheba` (God is my oath). The name is borne in the Bible by the mother of John the Baptist. Var: Elisabeth. Short: Beth, Elisa, Elise, Eliza, Lisa, Lisabeth, Liz, Liza, Lizabeth. Pet: Betsy, Betty, Ellie, Elsie, Lizzie, Lizzy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Elizabeth, Elisabet

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Nicknames for Elisabeth

Libby, Beth, Betsy, Betty, Biz, Liese, Liesel, Ilse, Lis, Lise, Liz,Lilli, Lilibet, Elisa, Ellie, Elly, Elsa, Else, Elsie, Lisa, Lili, Lisette, Lissie, Lissa, Lizzie, Lizzy, Elis, Ellis, Eliza, Thea, Tibbie/Tibby, Sabby, Lizi, Effy, Liza, Lissy

Meanings and history of the name Elisabeth

From Hebrew, meaning "God's promise". This is the original spelling, and the one used in most countries; the English version is Elizabeth.

Famous real-life people named Elisabeth

St. Elisabeth of Hungary, patron of young brides, bakers, charity workers, and widows
Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and wife of Emperor Franz Joseph, aka "Sisi"
Elisabeth, Princess of Belgium and heir to the throne
Elisabeth Shue, American actress
Elisabeth Rohm, American actress
Elisabeth Harnois, American actress
Elisabeth Moss, American actress
Elisabeth Sladen, English actress

Elisabeth in song, story & screen

"Good Night Elisabeth" by Counting Crows
"Elisabeth" (1992), musical about Empress Elisabeth of Austria
"Elisabeth", song by German New Wave group Snaep
"Elisabeth Marie Simpson" aka Lisa Simpson: animated television show "The Simpsons"

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