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When you think of the most timeless baby girl names, you may instantly think of Elizabeth. This name has been around since New Testament times, and it is here to stay. Even as of the year 2020, it is still a top 20 option.

Meaning of the name Elizabeth:

Hebrew: God is my oath

Origin of the name Elizabeth:

Elizabeth is the anglicized version of the Greek name Elisabet, coming from the Hebrew Elisheva. Elisheba is Aaron's wife in the Old Testament, and in the New Testament, the baby name Elizabeth appears as the mother over John the Baptist. The name became popular among the Christian church in the twelfth century, even permeating English royalty.

Symbolism of the name Elizabeth:

The name Elizabeth dates back to the ancient Hebrew name Elisheva. This name also means “God is my oath.” It comes from the root words “el” meaning God” and “shava” which means “oath.”

Baby name Elizabeth

Style of the name Elizabeth:

Classical

Gender of the name Elizabeth:

Elizabeth is one of the most popular baby names for girls of all time.

Pronunciation of the name Aden:

i-LIZ-uh-beth

Number of syllables in the name Elizabeth:

Four

Emotion evoked from the name Elizabeth:

Elizabeth feels classic, beautiful, and formal. It is a name that is timeless and will last through the ages.

Alternative spellings for the name Elizabeth:

Nicknames for the name Elizabeth:

Popularity of the name Elizabeth:

The baby name Elizabeth was on the top 10 list until 1923 and again in 1925. It descended to the top 20 list until 1939, and the top 30 list until 1959. As of 1960, it became a top 20 name again, then a top 10 name again in 1980 to about 2013. There were some years in there, however, in which Elizabeth was rank 11. As of 2014, Elizabeth is a top 20 name again, and in 2020, it ranked number 16.

Related names for the name Elizabeth:

Great middle names for Elizabeth and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Elizabeth:

Elizabeths in popular culture:

  • Elizabeth Bennet (character from “Pride and Prejudice”)
  • Elizabeth Cooper (character from “Riverdale”)
  • Elizabeth Lavenza (character from “Frankenstein”)
  • Elizabeth Johnson (character from “American Horror Story: Hotel”)
  • Elizabeth Walton (character from “The Waltons”)
  • Elizabeth Webber (character from “General Hospital”)
  • Elizabeth Lemon (character from “30 Rock”)
  • Elizabeth Forbes (character from “The Vampire Diaries”)
  • Elizabeth Stonem (character from “Skins”)
  • Elizabeth (character from “Bioshock Infinite” video game)