Meaning and Origin of: Elizabeth

Girl name origins & meanings

Elizabeth baby name meaning

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

Syllables: 4

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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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Popularity

Elizabeth is the number 13 most popular girls name in the US, according to 2018 Social Security Administration data. Elizabeth is a classic name that has been consistently popular for years and years, remaining in the top 20 names since 2000. It peaked at position nine and was at its lowest ranking at position 14 in 2014.

However, it is the 34th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Elizabeth was at its peak popularity from December 2018 through January 2019.

The name Elizabeth has been used as far back as the Old Testament and has remained consistently popular for the last 100 years. Its popularity can be attributed to the royal family, specifically Queen Elizabeth II, its Biblical roots and history, and even to actresses like Elizabeth Taylor and Elizabeth Banks.

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