Erzsébet Name Meaning & Origin
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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- Nicknames for Erzsébet
Erzsi, Erzsike, Erzsók (and hence Zsóka), Bözsi, Bözsike...
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Erzsébet is the Hungarian form of Elizabeth. It is pronounced roughly ER-zhay-bet (e like in 'met', zh for the sound of 's' in 'measure', and ay like in 'bay' or 'pay' -- but you'll be closer if you can omit the 'y').
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Szilágyi Erzsébet, 15th century noblewoman, mother of Hungary's great Renaissance King Matthias (Mátyás)
Erzsébet Báthory, Hungarian countess who was one of the models for the fictional character Dracula
Erzsébet Földi, American dancer and actress, best known for playing Michelle Gideon in "All That Jazz"
Erzsébet Nagy, Hungarian writer
Erzsébet Házy, Hungarian soprano
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