Meaning: God is my oath
Alternate spellings: Elisabeth, Elissa, Eliza, Lizbeth, Lisbet, Lizeth, Aliza, Liz, Lizzie, Beth, Betsy, Betsey
Elizabeth, a Hebrew name that means “God is my oath,” is almost terrifyingly popular. A royal name with a long history, Elizabeth hasn’t fallen below #26 on the U.S. girls’ charts in the 130 years that these records have been kept.
Part of the appeal of Elizabeth is that it has so many nicknames – Liz, Beth, Eliza, Betty, Betsy, Tetsie, Elsie, Lizbeth, Bessie, Libby, and Buffy, to name a few – that you don’t have to settle on one. Elizabeth is a great pick if you want a name that has it all…or just can’t decide what to name your daughter.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008