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Gender: Female Meaning of Elisabeth: "pledged to God" Origin of Elisabeth: Spelling variation of Elizabeth Elisabeth's Popularity in 2017: #775

The name Elisabeth is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "pledged to God". Elisabeth is ranked #775 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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This spelling of the classic name is found in France, Germany, Greece, and other cultures, and is worn by such notables as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth Shue, Elisabeth Moss, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The name's pronunciation is usually just like the Z version, but some parents choose this because they want to discourage the Liz or Lizzie short forms and so pronounce it as if it has Lisa in the middle.

Elisabeth is nicknamed Bethsy in the 2008 film adaptation of Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks, Bep in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Betsy in the Wolverine universe.

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Famous People Named Elisabeth

Elisabeth Farnese, Queen consort of Philip V of Spain
Elisabeth Gabriele Valérie Marie of Bavaria, Queen consort of Albert I of Belgium
Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empress consort of Charles VI
Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie "Sissi," Empress consort of Franz Joseph I of Austria
Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine aka Elisaveta Feodorovna, Grand Duchess of Russia
Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Duchess of Orléans
Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Duchess of Lorraine
Élisabeth Philippine Marie Hélène, Princess of France
Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Desiree, Princess of Denmark
Elisabeth Rohm, American actress
Elisabeth Rose Harnois, American actress
Elisabeth Singleton Moss, American actress
Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen, English actress
Elisabeth Judson Shue, American actress
Elisabeth Bergner, German actress
Elisabeth DelPadre Hasselbeck, American TV personality
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austrian-British operatic soprano
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, American psychiatrist and author
Elisabeth Vera Rositsan, Lithuanian rhythmic gymnast
Elisabeth Theresia Maria Helena aka Élisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène, Princess of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant (b. 2001), daughter of King Philippe; Belgian heir apparent

Pop Culture References for the name Elisabeth

Elisabeth "Sissi" Delmas, character in TV series "Code Lyoko"


Violet_Rose Says:


I can sort of understand that because I myself do not know my middle name until I was about 13, but surely your grandmother saw her write her own name before then? No offense intended though 😊 I just think it's funny

elisabeth_terceiro Says:


This is my name. I like it better because the s makes it so much softer and nice to me. I’ve always liked my name, Elisabeth Ingrid terceiro (Pronounced ter-say-row)

LoveLoop Says:


In Germany this name is mostly spelled Elisabeth and pronounced Eh-lisa-bett.

RedPanda1203 Says:


This is my swedish great-aunt's name and we pronounce it like E-Lisa-Bett which I love personally.

bordercollie Says:


Funnily enough, I know an Elisabeth who goes by Lizzie.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I pronounce this different to Elizabeth. I pronounce it Eli-ssa-Beth. I think a cute nick name would be Elissa (or Alyssa). Personally I think it is quite sweet.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I don't think that Elizabeth or Elisabeth need to "sound fresh". I view the name, both spellings, as classic. The nicknames used vary over time, as with Catherine, Katherine and variants. That means that these names always stay relatively fresh. A Liz or Betty is very different to an Ellie, a Beth, an Eliza, and so on. A Libby or Lisa is completely different again. There are so many options that it is hard to imagine the name becoming stale.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I prefer Elizabeth, but this alternative spelling is attractive, in its own way. I went to school with an Elisabeth. She spelt Liz as Lis, which seemed kind of silly, although I could see where she was coming from.

-EagleEyes- Says:


I love this name because I love the nickname Lissie much more than Lizzie. Lissie is so sweet and Elisabeth is a wonderful way to get to it.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


This is my aunt's name. My nana spelled it this way to avoid Liz or Lizzie. She goes by Lisa but still has called herself Aunt Liz on a couple of my birthday cards ;)

Floris Says:


Same.... It's the name of my cousin's fiance... She pronounces it like that as well (she's German).

AmeliaHorse Says:


My friend is named this and I think it suits her well. It's a pretty name and does put a new spin on the old version. I do like both Elizabeth names though. The only problem for her is it is impossible to get people to spell her name right.

nipnerb Says:


A gentler, calmer, version of Elizabeth. I love the European pronunciation too, AAY-lease-Ah-bet. And wouldn't Elis be an awesome nicname?

scblovesnames Says:


I like this spelling a little better because it offers the nicknames of Elsa, Beth, Lisa, and even Isabel can be used. Isabel is just a variation for this name. I pronounce it with a z though but it's just because it's a bit easier in the US but I'll let her know that if somebody calls her Eh-leesa-Beth that is fine.

SoDallas3 Says:


It's not pronounced exactly the same, at least not in Europe. It's a Eh-LISS-ah-beth or in German, Eh-LISS-Ah-bet.

MaryKathryn Says:


Personally, I pronounce it the same, but I know someone with the middle name Elisabeth and she pronounces it like "Alyssabeth"

clairels Says:


Do you pronounce this differently than Elizabeth? I would probably pronounce it the same, but I'm curious.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This spelling does not make the name any more fresh. Still the same old, same old.

EvaThyssen Says:


I prefer this over Elizabeth.

gem3 Says:


I love this na

me... I personally like it WAY more than the typical Elizabeth. One of My sisters names! <3

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


My grandparents named my mother this so that no one would call her Liz or Lizzie. But she lived the first 15 years of her life thinking it was spelled with a z. They never told her, she found out when she saw her birth certificate.