Elizabeth is the English form of Hebrew Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath”, composed of el אֵל (god) and sh’ba שְׁבוּעָה (oath); however, the second element of the name has also been associated with sheva שבע (seven). so the name could also mean “my God is seven”.

In the New Testament, Elizabeth is the name of the wife of Zacharias, the mother of John the Baptist, and related to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Elisheba (also spelled Elisheva) was the wife of Aaron in the Old Testament (the older brother of Moses).

Nicknames: Lizzie/Lizzy, Beth, Eliza, Izzy, Ella, Ellie


Meaning: “my God is an oath” or possibly “my God is seven”

Usage: English



  • Elisabet (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Biblical Greek)
  • Elisabeth (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English)
  • Zabel (Armenian)
  • Elixabete (Basque)
  • Elisheba (Hebrew)
  • Elisaveta (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Elizabeta (Slovene, Croatian)
  • Alžběta (Czech)
  • Isabella (Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian)
  • Izabella (Hungarian, Polish)
  • Izabela (Polish)
  • Isabel (Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German)
  • Izabel (Portuguese Brazilian)
  • Isabelle (French, English, German, Dutch)
  • Isabell (German, English)
  • Liesbeth (Dutch)
  • Lijsbeth (Dutch)
  • Eliisabet (Estonian)
  • Elsa (German, Swedish, Icelandic, Finnish, Italian, English)
  • Élisabeth (French)
  • Sabela (Galician)
  • Elisabed (Georgian)
  • Elisavet (Greek)
  • Elikapeka (Hawaiian)
  • Erzsébet (Hungarian)
  • Elísabet (Icelandic)
  • Eilís (Irish)
  • Eilish (Irish)
  • Isibéal (Irish)
  • Elisabetta (Italian)
  • Elžbieta (Lithuanian)
  • Ealisaid (Manx)
  • Isabèl (Occitan)
  • Elżbieta (Polish)
  • Elisabete (Portuguese)
  • Elizaveta (Russian)
  • Yelizavata (Russian)
  • Lizaveta (Russian)
  • Yelyzaveta (Ukrainian)
  • Ealasaid (Scottish)
  • Elspet (Scottish)
  • Elspeth (Scottish)
  • Iseabail (Scottish)
  • Ishbel (Scottish)
  • Isobel (Scottish)
  • Jelisaveta (Serbian)
  • Alžbeta (Slovak)
  • Ysabel (Medieval Spanish)
  • Bethan (Welsh)

1 thought on “Elizabeth”

  1. Elizabeth is so popular and so overused as a middle name but I still really like it anyway, I like how it is very universal and can suit very different types of people and work in all sorts of different name combos. I also absolutely love the fact that it has such a huge nickname potential.


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