The name Elizabeth is of Hebrew origin and means "God Is My Oath." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Elizabeth is a name with Biblical/Hebrew origins. Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist in the Bible. Alternate spellings include Elisabeth and Elizebeth. Nicknames for the name Elizabeth include Liz, Lizzy, Beth, Bets, Betsy, Betty, and Eliza.
Royals with the name Elizabeth include Queens Elizabeth I and II of England. Actresses include Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth McGovern, and Elizabeth Hurley. Elizabeth Montgomery was a famous television actress, known for the 1960s series, Bewitched. Elizabeth Arden is a makeup brand named after its creator.
Fictional characters named Elizabeth include Elizabeth Bennett from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Elizabeth “Beth” March from Little Women. There is also Elizabeth Elliott (Persuasion), Betsey Trotwood (David Copperfield), and Betsy Ray (Betsy-Tacey).
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