Meaning:
Pledged to God

Origin:
English

Assiduous, Innocent, Reminiscing

Honey

Elizabeth derives from the Hebrew name Elisheva, comprised of root words:

El

The Hebrew God

Shava

Oath

The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The name Elizabeth appears in the Bible as the mother of John the Baptist and the cousin of the Virgin Mary.

Elizabeth has some fantastic variations that include the Nordic – Ilisi, Elisifetta and Elsa, the Dutch – Elise, Else and Isabel, the Spanish – Sabela, the German – liesl, and the Czech – Elizka.

It also has really beautiful diminutives such as: Beth, Bess, Bella, Ellie, Elle, Libby, Liddie, Liz, Lizzie