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PronouncedPron.i-LIE-zə English
e-LYEE-za Polish
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Meaning & History

Short form of ELIZABETH. It was borne by the character Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion' (1913) and the subsequent musical adaptation 'My Fair Lady' (1956).
DiminutiveLillia English
Other Languages & CulturesZabel Armenian Elixabete Basque Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth Biblical Elisabet Biblical Greek Elisheva Biblical Hebrew Elisabeth Biblical Latin Elisaveta Bulgarian Elisabet Catalan Elizabeta Croatian Alžběta, Eliška Czech Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Lissi Danish Elisabeth, Isabella, Isabelle, Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesje, Lijsbeth, Lisa Dutch Eliisabet, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu Estonian Elisabet, Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi Finnish Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Lili, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette French Bet, Lys Frisian Sabela Galician Elisabed, Eliso Georgian Elisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Isa, Isabell, Isabella, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth German Elisavet, Elli Greek Elikapeka Hawaiian Elisheva Hebrew Erzsébet, Izabella, Bözsi, Erzsi, Lili, Liliána, Zsóka Hungarian Elísabet, Elsa Icelandic Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal Irish Elisabetta, Isabella, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Liana, Liliana, Lisa Italian Bet, Betje Limburgish Elžbieta, Elzė Lithuanian Elisaveta, Beti, Veta Macedonian Ealisaid Manx Ibb Medieval English Isabel Medieval Occitan Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Liss Norwegian Isabèl Occitan Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella, Liana, Liliana Romanian Elizaveta, Yelizaveta, Liza, Lizaveta Russian Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias Scottish Jelisaveta, Jela, Jelica Serbian Alžbeta, Eliška Slovak Elizabeta, Špela Slovene Isabel, Ysabel, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela, Liliana Spanish Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise Swedish Yelyzaveta Ukrainian Bethan Welsh
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