Elizabeth: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Elizabeth

A classic that will never go out of style, its original meaning derives from the Hebrew name Elisheba, which means “God is an oath.” So yeah, with a storied history that traces back to biblical times, this name packs a punch. Not to mention there are a handful of different nicknames, so you can add some variety to this traditional name.

Nicknames:

Liz, Beth, Lizzy, Lizbeth, Ellie

Famous people named Elizabeth:

Queen Elizabeth I (the O.G., who had an entire era named after her); Queen Elizabeth II; actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Elizabeth Banks; and one of today’s most outspoken and inspirational women, Elizabeth Warren.

Fun fact:

The list of fictional Elizabeths is as long as the list of famous real-life Elizabeths, including Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth "Beth" March, from Little Women, and Elizabeth Swann from The Pirates of the Caribbean.

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