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Nicknames for Elizabeth

Elizabeth is one of those classic, widely-used baby names that has an entire raft of nicknames, going in and out of style over time. There's a pet form of Elizabeth that's right for any child.
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  • Lettie

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    Lettie, also spelled Letty, is a nickname name not heard in over a century, giving it the patina of a treasured antique. Lettie's style currency is rising with the trend for old-fashioned, down-to... Read More 

  • Libby

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    Through all the years when Betty, Betsy, Beth, Liz, and Lizzie were the Elizabethan nicknames of choice, the bubblier Libby was set aside, but today it may be the most modern of all -- it has alrea... Read More 

  • Liesl

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    Liesl is stuck in the Alps with Heidi.  Read More 

  • Lisa

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    Elvis naming his daughter Lisa Marie and the hit song "Mona Lisa" conspired to catapult one of Elizabeth's many offshoots to Number 4 in 1970. Its star barely twinkles now.  Read More 

  • Liz

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    A girl named Liz on her birth certificate could feel deprived of her full identity. Call her Liz, but name her Elizabeth -- or at least Lizbeth or Eliza. Read More 

  • Liza

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    Liza is still tied to Ms. Minnelli, who was named by her mother Judy Garland after a George Gershwin song. Step up to Eliza instead.  Read More 

  • Lizbeth

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    For parents who are trying to cut down on their vowels and syllables.  Read More 

  • Lizzie

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    Lizzie was commonly used as an independent name in the last half of the nineteenth century. Today Lizzie is still one of the most stylish short forms of Elizabeth, but few U.S. parents put it on th... Read More 

  • Tess

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    With its solid Thomas Hardy background, Tess has a lot more substance, strength, and style than most single-syllable names, with an efficient yet relaxed image. The iconic literary Tess is the be... Read More 

  • Tibby

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    Cute and unusual as a nickname, but lacking the legs to stand on its own.  Read More 

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