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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LIL-ee-ən
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Meaning & History

Probably originally a diminutive of ELIZABETH. It may also be considered an elaborated form of LILY, from the Latin word for "lily" lilium. This name has been used in England since the 16th century.
DiminutivesLeanna, Liana, Lillia
Other Languages & CulturesZabel(Armenian) Elixabete(Basque) Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth(Biblical) Elisabet(Biblical Greek) Elisheva(Biblical Hebrew) Elisabeth(Biblical Latin) Elisaveta, Liliya, Lilyana(Bulgarian) Elisabet(Catalan) Elizabeta, Ljiljana, Ela, Ljilja(Croatian) Alžběta, Eliška(Czech) Elisabeth, Isabella, Lilly, Eli, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Else, 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, Lilja, Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi, Lilli(Finnish) Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Lili, Liliane, Babette, Élise, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette(French) Bet, Lys(Frisian) Sabela(Galician) Elisabed, Eliso(Georgian) Elisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Lili, Lilli, Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Isa, Isabell, Isabella, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lisa, Lisbeth(German) Elisavet, Elli(Greek) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Erzsébet, Izabella, Lili, Liliána, Lilien, Bözsi, Erzsi, Zsóka(Hungarian) Elísabet, Lilja, Elsa(Icelandic) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Líle, Sibéal(Irish) Elisabetta, Isabella, Lilia, Liliana, Bettina, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Liana, Lisa(Italian) Elizabete, Lilija, Elīza(Latvian) Bet, Betje(Limburgish) Elžbieta, Lilija, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elisaveta, Liljana, Beti, Veta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Elisabeth, Isabella, Lilly, Eli, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Else, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Liss(Norwegian) Isabèl(Occitan) Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Liliana, Lilianna, Ela, Eliza, Iza(Polish) Isabel, Liliana, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Isabela, Liana(Portuguese) Lílian, Eliza, Izabel(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella, Liliana, Liana(Romanian) Elizaveta, Lilia, Liliya, Lilya, Yelizaveta, Liza, Lizaveta(Russian) Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias, Beileag(Scottish) Jelisaveta, Ljiljana, Ela, Jela, Ljilja(Serbian) Alžbeta, Eliška(Slovak) Elizabeta, Lilijana, Ela, Špela(Slovene) Isabel, Lilia, Liliana, Ysabel, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela(Spanish) Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Lilly, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise(Swedish) Lilia, Liliya, Lilya, Yelyzaveta, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Bethan(Welsh)

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