Meaning & History
. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy 'Family Ties'.
VARIANTS: Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Bette, Bettie, Betty, Buffy, Eliza, Ella, Ellie, Elly, Elsa, Elsie, Libbie, Libby, Liddy, Lilian, Lilibet, Lilibeth, Lillian, Lisa, Lise, Liz, Liza, Lizbeth, Lizette, Lizzie, Lizzy, Tetty, Bettye, Elle, Leesa, Liliana OTHER LANGUAGES: Eliška (Czech), Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Danish), Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liese, Liesje, Lisa (Dutch), Liisa, Liisu (Estonian), Eliisa, Elisa, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi (Finnish), Babette, Élise, Lili, Lilian, Liliane, Lise, Lilianne, Lisette (French), Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth (German), Bözsi, Erzsi, Liza, Zsóka (Hungarian), Sibéal (Irish), Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Liliana, Lisa, Liana (Italian), Elzė (Lithuanian), Ibb (Medieval English), Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Norwegian), Eliza, Liliana (Polish), Belinha, Liliana, Elisa, Liana (Portuguese), Lílian (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Liliana (Romanian), Liza, Lizaveta (Russian), Beileag, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias (Scottish), Eliška (Slovak), Špela (Slovene), Elisa, Liliana, Isa (Spanish), Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Swedish)
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