Elizabeth name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Elizabeth

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from New Zealand says the name Elizabeth is of Hebrew origin and means "God's promise or oath of God".
  2. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Elizabeth means "Oath of god, honoring God".
  3. 7 people from the United States and the United Kingdom agree the name Elizabeth is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
  4. 4 submissions from all over the world agree the name Elizabeth means "Oath of God" and is of Hebrew origin.
  5. According to 2 people from New York, U.S., the name Elizabeth is of Hebrew origin and means "God is my Oath".
  6. 2 people from the United States and Nigeria agree the name Elizabeth is of African / Hebrew origin and means "My God is an Oath".
  7. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Elizabeth means "Gift from god" and is of Welsh origin.
  8. A submission from Connecticut, U.S. says the name Elizabeth means "Bittersweet gift from god".
  9. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Elizabeth is of English origin and means "Honoring god and The queen".
  10. A user from Philippines says the name Elizabeth means "A queen or god".
  11. 2 submissions from the United States and Ghana agree the name Elizabeth means "Promise of God" and is of English origin.
  12. 2 people from the United States and the United Kingdom agree the name Elizabeth means "Consecrated to god".
  13. 3 people from all over the world agree the name Elizabeth is of Puerto Rican / English origin and means "Queen".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Elizabeth
  1. Queen Elizabeth II. of the United Kingdom, born 1926.
    synonyms: Elizabeth II.
  2. Elizabeth I., the Queen of England from 1558 to 1603. She was the daughter of Henry VIII. and Anne Boleyn1533-1603).
    synonyms: Elizabeth I.
  3. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary; Born at Presburg, Hungary 1207, died died at Marburg, Germany, Nov. 19, 1231. She was a Hungarian princess, daughter of Andrew II. of Hungary, and wife of Louis, landgrave of Thuringia, celebrated for her sanctity.
  4. a city in Union County in northeastern New Jersy, pop. ca. 106,000. It lies between Newark to the north and Linden to the south, and has a large port, regulated by the Port of New York Authority. It also contains most of the runway area of the Newark International Airport.

Note: ☞ Elizabeth was born at Greenwich, near London, Sept. 7, 1533: died at Richmond, near London, March 24, 1603. She reigned as Queen of England from 1558 to 1603. She was the daughter of Henry VIII. and Anne Boleyn; was brought up in the Protestant faith; studied the classical languages under Roger Ascham; and is said to have been proficient in French and Italian. On her accession she appointed as secretary of state Sir William Cecillater Baron Burleigh), who remained her chief adviser for forty years, until his death in 1598. She repealed the Roman Catholic legislation of the previous reign, reenacted the laws of Henry VIII. relating to the church, published the Thirty-nine Articles (1563), and completed the establishment of the Anglican Church. In 1564 she concluded the treaty of Troyes with France, by which she renounced her claims to Calais in consideration of 220,000 crowns. In 1587 she signed the death-warrant of Mary Queen of Scots, who, expelled by a rebellion of her subjects, had taken refuge in England in 1568, and who, by means, it is said, of forged documents, had been involved by the government in a conspiracy of Savage Ballard Babington, and others against Queen Elizabeth. In 1588 her admiral Howard, assisted by Drake Hawkins Frobisher Winter, and Raleigh defeated the Spanish Armada in the English Channel, and prevented an invasion of England. Her reign, which was one of commercial enterprise and of intellectual activity, was made illustrious by Shakespeare Sidney Spenser Bacon, and Ben Jonson.

Etymology: a proper name from the Hebrew, probably meaning “ God of the oath” or “ oath of God”

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603)
  2. Daughter of George VI who became the Queen of England and Northern Ireland in 1952 on the death of her father (1926-) ("Elizabeth II is the head of state in Great Britain")

From the Ancient Greek Ἐλισάβετ (Elisábet), a transliteration of the Old Testament Biblical Hebrew אלישבע‎ (Elisheva, “my God is an oath”). See El and שבועה‎.

  1. A female given name from Hebrew, popular since the 16th century.
  2. The mother of John the Baptist (written Elisabeth in later versions of the Bible).
  3. Elisheba, the wife of Aaron.
  4. A suburb of Adelaide, Australia; named for Elizabeth II.
  5. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city, the county seat of Union County, New Jersey; named for Elizabeth de Carteret, wife of George Carteret, one of two original Lords Proprietor of the Colony New Jersey.
    2. A city in Minnesota; named for early settler Elizabeth Niggler.
    3. A town in Colorado; named for a family member of John Evans, 2nd Governor of the Territory of Colorado.
    4. A town in Indiana; named for Elizabeth Lemmon Zenor, daughter-in-law of early landowner Jacob Zenor.
    5. A town in Louisiana.
    6. A town, the county seat of Wirt County, West Virginia; named for early settler Elizabeth Woodyard Beauchamp.
    7. A village in Illinois; said to be named for three early settlers all named Elizabeth.
    8. A borough of Pennsylvania; named for early settler Elizabeth Mackay Bayard.
    9. An unincorporated community in Arkansas.
    10. An unincorporated community in Georgia; named for Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Georgia senator Joseph E. Brown.

Elizabeth was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano

Notable Persons Named Elizabeth

Notable Persons Named Elizabeth

Elizabeth II

She was most active from 1952 to 1952. Elizabeth was born as the child of George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on April 21st, 1926 in 17.

Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper is an actress, comedian, and writer. She has been prominent since 2003. Ellie was given the name Elizabeth Claire Kemper on May 2nd, 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Ellie is also known as Elizabeth Claire Kemper.

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1558 to 1558. Elizabeth was born as the child of Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn on September 7th, 1533 in Palace of Placentia. She passed away on March 24th, 1603.

Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes is a health technology entrepreneur. She holds the title Founder & CEO and Theranos. Elizabeth was given the name Elizabeth Anne Holmes on February 3rd, 1984 in Washington, D.C., US.

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is a Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel, Special Advisor for theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Chairwoman of theCongressional Oversight Panel. Elizabeth was born on June 22nd, 1949.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is a baroque pop, dream pop, independent music, rock music, and trip hop musician. She holds the title Kill Kill" and Million Dollar Man". Her ongoing career started in 2005. Lana was given the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant on June 21st, 1985 in New York City, New York, U.S. Lana is also known as Lizzy Grant, May Jailer, and Lana Del Ray.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elizabeth

Notable Persons With the Last Name Elizabeth

Miss Elizabeth

Miss Elizabeth was a wrestler. Miss was born on November 19th, 1960 in Frankfort, Kentucky. She died on May 1st, 2003.

Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Shannon was given the name Shannon Elizabeth Fadal in Houston.


Elizabeth was royalty. She has had major accomplishments since 1741. Elizabeth was born as the child of Peter the Great and Catherine I of Russia on December 29th, 1709 in Kolomenskoye. She died on January 5th, 1762.

Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth is royalty. Princess was born as the child of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Princess Olga of Greece, and Denmark on April 7th, 1936 in Belgrade.

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Princess Maria Elizabeth

She holds the title Duchess of Ostergothia and Duke of Östergötland. Princess was born as the child of Charles IX of Sweden and Christina of Holstein-Gottorp on March 10th, 1596 in Örebro Castle. She passed away on August 7th, 1618.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elizabeth U.S.
  White 60.94% 64.26%
  African American 7.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 25.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elizabeth

People with the last name Elizabeth are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Elizabeth

  • What name lists does Elizabeth rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Elizabeth? Elizabeth is the 14th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Elizabeth was the 14th most popular name. As a last name Elizabeth was the 38,439th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elizabeth have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,651,576 babies born with the first name Elizabeth in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elizabeth to occupy the country of Guinea-Bissau with an estimated population of 1,580,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elizabeth? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,948 new born babies.
  • When was Elizabeth first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elizabeth is Thursday, April 23rd, 1863.
  • What year had the most people named Elizabeth born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elizabeth was in 1990 with a total of 20,748 babies. That's a lot of babies named Elizabeth!
  • Random Elizabeth Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elizabeth ranks 30th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 189 babies in Indiana have the same name in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Elizabeth: The name spelled backwards is Htebazile. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ahtlbezie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elizabeth? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 576 people with the last name Elizabeth.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elizabeth? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elizabeth as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Elizabeth name meaning

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