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Gender: Female Meaning of Elizabeth: "pledged to God" Origin of Elizabeth: Hebrew Elizabeth's Popularity in 2017: #13

The name Elizabeth is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "pledged to God". Elizabeth is ranked #13 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "September CAF w/ name banks".

From the experts:

Elizabeth, one of the premiere classic girls' names and most popular Hebrew names for girls, is now just outside the Top 10, 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. Today, it holds fast as one of the most classic and usable girl names starting with E.

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.

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Famous People Named Elizabeth

Saint Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist
Elizabeth I, Queen of England
Elizabeth II (born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth Petrovna, Empress of Russia
Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of Edward IV of England
Elizabeth of York, Queen consort of Henry VII of England
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother, Queen consort of King George VI of the U.K.; mother of Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth of Austria, Queen consort of Casimir IV of Poland
Elizabeth of Austria, Queen consort of Sigismund II Augustus of Poland
Elizabeth of Bosnia, Queen consort of Louis I of Hungary and Croatia
Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, Queen consort of Frederick V of Bohemia
Elizabeth Alexeievna (born Louise of Baden), Empress consort of Alexander I of Russia
Saint Elizabeth of Aragon, Queen consort of Denis of Portugal
Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, American educator and first U.S.-born saint
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American suffragist
Elizabeth "Betty" Parris, accuser in the 1692 Salem witch trials
Elizabeth Arden (born Florence Nightingale Graham), American cosmetics business founder
Elizabeth Ann Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman, former First Lady of the U.S. as wife of President Harry Truman
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Ford, former First Lady of the U.S. as wife of President Gerald Ford
Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, English novelist
Elizabeth Caroline, Princess of Great Britain; daughter of George II
Elizabeth, Princess of the U.K.; daughter of George III; Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Woolridge Grant, birth name of singer Lana Del Rey
Elizabeth Irene Banks, American actress
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet
Elizabeth Bathory, Hungarian countess and serial killer
(Mary) Elizabeth Anania Edwards, American attorney; wife of politician John Edwards
Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman physician in the U.S.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, English novelist
Elizabeth "Betsy" Griscom Ross, sewer of the first American flag
Elizabeth Egan "Liz" Gillies, American actress
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, wife of American politician Alexander Hamilton
Elizabeth Lee McGovern, American actress
Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch, American actress
Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery, American actress
Elizabeth "Beth" Kocianski aka Beth Phoenix, American pro wrestler
Elizabeth Kimberly "Beth" Tweddle, British gymnast
Elizabeth Karageorgevich, Princess of Yugoslavia
Elizabeth, Princess of Greece and Denmark; daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece
Elizabeth, Princess of Sweden (Elisabet Gustavsdotter Vasa), Duchess consort of Mecklenburg-Gadebusch
Elizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen, American actress
Elizabeth Clark "Liz" Phair, American singer-songwriter
Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, American gossip columnist
Elizabeth Larrieu "Liz" Torres, American actress
Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan, American actress
Elizabeth Ann Perkins, American actress
Elizabeth Mitchell (born Elizabeth Joanna Robertson), American actress
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, British-American actress
Elizabeth Kostova, American novelist
(Susan) Elizabeth George, English novelist
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ognibene, American child model
(Elizabeth) Melese Jow, American actress
Elizabeth Helen "Betsy" McCaughey, American politician
Elizabeth Margaret "Bessie" Braddock, English politician
Elizabeth "Liza" Koshy, American YouTuber
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, American voice actress
Mary Elizabeth Barber, English botanist
Mary Elizabeth Price, American painter
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, English novelist
Mary Elizabeth Ellis, American actress
Mary Elizabeth McDonough, American actress
Hope Elizabeth "Liza" Soberano, Filipino-American Actress
Elizabeth of Poland, Duchess of Pomerania
Elizabeth Jean ''Busy'' Phillips, American actress
Elizabeth Mae "Lizzy" Hale, American lead singer of band Halestorm
Elizabeth Debicki, Australian actress
Elizabeth Wurst, American Instagram and YouTube personality
Elizabeth Frances Henstridge, English actress
Elizabeth Ann Hanks (b. 1982), daughter of actor Tom Hanks
Elizabeth Scarlett "Lizzy" Jagger (b. 1984), daughter of singer Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
Elizabeth Allen Dick (b. 2009), daughter of American actor Tim Allen

Pop Culture References for the name Elizabeth

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bennet, main character in Jane Austen's " Pride and Prejudice"
Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper, a character from the Archie Comics universe and on TV's "Riverdale"
Elizabeth Lavenza , character in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Elizabeth Johnson/The Countess, in American Horror Story: Hotel
Elizabeth, main character and in video game BioShock Infinite
Elizabeth Walton, character on TV's "The Waltons"
Elizabeth Webber, character on "General Hospital"
Elizabeth Miervaldis "Liz" Lemon, main character on TV's "30 Rock"
Elizabeth Colton, character in "Station Eleven"
Elizabeth "Liz" Forbes, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Elizabeth "Effy" Stonem, main character on British TV's "Skins"
Elizabeth "Lizzie" McGuire, main character in Disney's "Lizzie McGuire"
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Saltzman, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries", daughter of Alaric Saltzman
Elizabeth "Liz" Adams, character on TV's "Dallas"
Elizabeth "Liz" Toomes, character in Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth "Betty" Ross, character in Marvel Universe
Elizabeth "Liz" Burton, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Elizabeth Jayne "Liz" McDonald, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Dr. Elizabeth M. Shaw, character in "Alien" series
Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw, companion on TV's "Doctor Who"
Elizabeth "Lizbeth" Morgan, a character in "The 5th Wave" book series by Rick Yancey
Elizabeth Dunn, character in "The Hole" and "After the Hole"
Elizabeth, character in the video game Final Fantasy XII
Elizabeth "Bess" Marvin, character in the Nancy Drew series
Elizabeth Gertrude "Bessie" Bunter, character in stories by Charles Hamilton
Peyton Elizabeth Sawyer, Character on "One Tree Hill"
Elizabeth "Bess" McCord, main character of TV's "Madam Secretary"
Elizabeth Cole, an American Girl doll whose story takes place during the American Revolution; Felicity Merriman's best friend
Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock aka Psylocke, Marvel comics character
Elizabeth Swann, main character in "The Pirates of the Caribbean" films
Elizabeth Blair, main character in film "Curly Top"
Elizabeth Drosselmayer, character in animated movie "Barbie in the Nutcracker"
Elizabeth "Batty" Penderwick, character in Jeanne Birdsill's "The Penderwicks"
Elizabeth Thatcher, character in TV series "When Calls the Heart"
Elizabeth "Lisa Lisa" Joestar, a main character in "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure"