Meaning and Origin of Elizabeth - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Elizabeth

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : God's oath; dedicated
  • Hebrew : Consecrated to God

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Americanized spelling of the Dutch family name Elisabeth, from the female personal name derived from the Biblical name meaning ‘God is my oath’. The name was particularly popular in the Middle Ages, notably after the canonization of Elisabeth, Duchess of Thuringia around 1230.

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