Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BETH
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Meaning & History

Short form of ELIZABETH, or sometimes BETHANY.

Related Names

DiminutivesLillia, Lillie
Other Languages & CulturesZabel(Armenian) Elixabete(Basque) Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth(Biblical) Elisabet(Biblical Greek) Elisheva(Biblical Hebrew) Elisabeth(Biblical Latin) Elisaveta, Elizabet(Bulgarian) Elisabet(Catalan) Elizabeta, Ela(Croatian) Alžběta, Eliška(Czech) Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilli, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Lissi(Danish) Elisabeth, Isabeau, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesje, Lijsbeth, Lisa, Lize(Dutch) Eliisabet, Elo, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Elisabet, Isabella, Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Iisa, Liisa, Liisi(Finnish) Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Isabeau, Lili, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette(French) Bet, Lys(Frisian) Sabela(Galician) Elisabed, Eliso, Eliza, Liza(Georgian) Elisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Ella, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Isa, Isabell, Isabella, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth(German) Elisavet(Greek) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Elizabet, Erzsébet, Izabella, Bettina, Bözsi, Erzsi, Lili, Liliána, Lilien, Zsóka(Hungarian) Elísabet, Ísabella, Elsa(Icelandic) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal(Irish) Elisabetta, Isabella, Bettina, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Liana, Liliana, Lisa(Italian) Elizabete, Elīza(Latvian) Bet, Betje(Limburgish) Elžbieta, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elisaveta, Beti, Veta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabeau(Medieval French) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Liss(Norwegian) Isabèl(Occitan) Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Ela, Eliza, Iza, Liliana, Lilianna(Polish) Isabel, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Elizabete, Isabela, Liana, Liliana(Portuguese) Betânia, Bethânia, Eliza, Izabel, Lílian(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella, Liana, Liliana(Romanian) Elizaveta, Yelizaveta, Liza, Lizaveta(Russian) Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias(Scottish) Jelisaveta, Ela, Jela(Serbian) Alžbeta, Eliška(Slovak) Elizabeta, Ela, Špela(Slovene) Isabel, Ysabel, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela, Liliana(Spanish) Betania, Bethania(Spanish (Latin American)) Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Elsie, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise(Swedish) Yelyzaveta, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Bethan(Welsh)

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Entry updated July 2, 2008