Elizabeth

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Gender: F Meaning of Elizabeth: "pledged to God" Origin of Elizabeth: Hebrew Elizabeth's Popularity in 2014: #14

Elizabeth, one of the premiere classic girls' names, is now just outside the Top 10 at Number 14, having been replaced in 2014 by the rising Charlotte. Yet Elizabeth has so much going for it—rich history, broad appeal, and timeless style—that no matter how many little girls there are named Lizzie, Eliza, and Beth out there, you can still make Elizabeth your own.

Elizabeth nicknames on the table today include Libby, Bess, Tibby, and even the so-antiquated-it's-cool Betty. Also in play is the fashionable Eliza. There has been only one year since 1880 that Elizabeth slipped one place below the Top 25, and that was in 1945—when Betty was Number 11.

In the Bible, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist, and two of England's most notable queens have been Elizabeth I and II. Another memorable bearer was Elizabeth Taylor—who hated to be called Liz.

The Elisabeth spelling, found in several cultures, is represented by such notables as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth Shue, Elisabeth Moss, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Elisabeth is nicknamed Bethsy in Buddenbrooks, Bep in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Betsy in Wolverine.

Famous People Named Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth Andrews, first woman organiser of the Labour Party in Wales
Elizabeth Arden, an American business woman
Elizabeth Bagration, Georgian royal princess
Elizabeth Banks, an American actress
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Victorian era poet
Elizabeth Bathory, a countess from the Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary
Elizabeth David, a British cookery writer
Elizabeth Edwards, an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist
Elizabeth Filippouli, a Greek journalist-turned-entrepreneur, Founder of the international non profit think tank Global Thinkers Forum
Elizabeth Fraser, a Scottish singer
Elizabeth Fry, an English jail worker
Elizabeth Gaskell, British novelist and short story writer
Elizabeth Gillies, an American Broadway actress
Elizabeth Hughes Gossett, daughter of U.S. Politician Charles Evans Hughes
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, wife of American politician Alexander Hamilton
Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse
Elizabeth Lambert, an American writer of romance
Elizabeth of Lancaster, Duchess of Exeter Younger Daughter and second surviving child of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Blanche of Lancaster
Elizabeth A. Lynn, a US writer most known for fantasy and to a lesser extent science fiction
Elizabeth McGovern, an American, film, theatre and television actress
Elizabeth Montgomery, an American film and television actress
Elizabeth Olsen, an American actress
Elizabeth Perkins, an American actress
Elizabeth Ramsey, Filipino comedienne, singer and actress
Elizabeth Rose, a Benedictine nun at Chelles, France
Elizabeth A. Smart, an American female activist and contributor for ABC News (American Broadcasting Corporation)
Elizabeth Stride, the third murder victim of Jack the Ripper
Elizabeth Taylor, a British-American actress
Elizabeth Underwood, a pioneering Australian land owner
Elisabeth von Matsch, (1380's — around 1439), last countess of Toggenburg
Empress Wanrong, the last Empress of China. She was also known as Elizabeth, the English name her tutor gave her.
Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of Edward IV
Elizabeth of York, Queen consort of England as spouse of King Henry VII from 1486 until 1503
Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (Serbian: Kneginja Jelisaveta Karađorđević / Кнегиња Јелисавета Карађорђевић
Elizabeth Young (author), a London-based literary critic and author
Elizabeth Zimmermann, a British-born knitter
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), wife of King George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

Pop Culture References for the name Elizabeth

Elizabeth Lavenza - from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Elizabeth Johnson/The Countess -from American Horror Story: Hotel
Elizabeth Alice Wiatt, character from Baby boom, J. C. Wiatt's adopted daughter
Elizabeth, main character and A.I. companion in video game BioShock Infinite
Elizabeth Walton, fictional character on the popular television series The Waltons
Elizabeth Webber, fictional character on the popular daytime soap opera General Hospital
Elizabeth Bennet, Main character in the most popular novel by Jane Austen, " Pride and Prejudice"
Elizabeth Stonem, main character in UK teen drama Skins