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I think this version is a delightful alternative to the equally beautiful name Elizabeth. I personally wouldn’t mind using this if I ever do have a future daughter. Who knows?
I actually really love the S!
My name is Katrijn Elisabeth. Where I live this is a very common spelling, really only tourists misspell it. I think it's quite pretty :)
Also used in Spanish. There are 14.108 bearers of this name in Spain (source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística).
Elisabeth and Elizabeth give off very different vibes to me. I associate Elisabeth with flowers and nature, whereas Elizabeth has a much more royal feel to it. Honestly, I think both are equally nice and pretty.
I like Elizabeth better.
Elizabeth is great, but this just seems softer and more tender.
El is a Beth.
Love this name.
Elisabeth Moss is a great namesake!
Why are these people saying this looks like a misspelled version of Elizabeth? It was the original spelling, so, technically, Elizabeth is the "misspelled version" of Elisabeth.

But I do understand that people (even I) are used to the spelling Elizabeth and find this version weird and difficult to accept.
I prefer the spelling Elizabeth, the s just makes it look like an unbalanced spelling mistake.
Looks softer than Elizabeth.
Marianne Elisabeth Grönvall )(née Nordqvist), better known as Nanne, is a Swedish singer and songwriter, formerly member of a band One More time.
There are 607 women with the first name Elisabeth in Poland. 718 women have it as a middle name.
Just another foreign name that can be used in the English-speaking world too. There is already Elizabeth. So in my opinion, this name should only be labeled as "German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish". Whoever would use this name is out of their mind! Anyway, it's a nice name.
Nahh. This looks like the parents can’t spell.
While Elizabeth is indeed my middle name, I won’t lie, I kind of like Elisabeth better- it has a softer feel to it, and you could still use the same nicknames for it. I might change my spelling to this.
When you don't know how to spell Elizabeth correctly.
The name Elisabeth (and its variations) is biblical (Elisabeth is the mother of John the Baptist). The Greek name Elisabeth derives from Hebrew. The particle "Eli" means "God", and altogether name means something like "God is plenty". This biblical context explains why the name is known in many linguistic variations across the world.
My name is Elisabeth and over here in Continental Europe (I live in Germany) this version is very common as opposed to the "Elizabeth" that is mostly prevalent in English speaking countries. Overall it is a good name that will age gracefully
through every stage of life. :)
Glenda Hulita Elisabeth Bata (better known as Glennis Grace) is a Dutch singer, known for participating in America's Got Talent.
Last year (2019) 3 baby girls were given the name Elisabeth as a first name in Poland, and the name was #533 in the ranking. As a middle name, it was used for 4 girls and was #378 in girls middle names' ranking.
Marit Elisabeth Larsen is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
I like this spelling more than Elizabeth.
My name is Elisabeth. People spell it wrong a lot. I am named after my grandmother. Her mother didn't want to make her the usual spelling of Elizabeth. So she used an s. Now I'm happily named Elisabeth with an s. Except when people spell it wrong. Then I become angry. In school my name is always spelled wrong.
American singer Lissie is actually named Elisabeth Corin Maurus. She is partly of Swedish descent, so that's probably where the spelling of her name came from.
In July 2017, there were 456 women in the Polish population named Elisabeth. Last year (2018), 6 baby girls were given the name, and Elisabeth ranked #380 for girls.
I think this looks better written out than Elizabeth.
When I think of the name Elisabeth, I see a woman in her 30's-40's, medium height, rather slightly built, with long, a little bit wavy, light brown hair, very expressive dark green or dark blue or grey eyes. She has something majestic about herself, is very feminine, maybe not beautiful, but nice to look at and it is visible easily that she is a trustworthy and wise person, who has a lot to say on different things but also keeps a lot to herself. She is very intelligent, introverted, highly sensitive, analytical, loves writing, being out in nature, she is altruistic and devotes herself wholely to her loved ones, not thinking much about herself. She doesn't like to talk a lot, but she thinks a lot, overthinks perhaps should we say, and when she does talk, people usually find what she says very valuable. She is a loner, but is not shy around people, just rather reserved and doesn't trust easily. She treasures her freedom and privacy, as well as her independence, and respects the privacy of others.
One of the middle names of Swedish singer Beatrice Eli is Elisabeth. Her full name is Beatrice Elin Elisabeth Blennberger.
My middle name is Elisabeth. It’s a really nice name. I recommend it.
Swedish singer Jessica Andersson's - known from the band Fame - middle name is Elisabeth.
I love Elisabeth. :) I don't have any particular preference as for the spelling, I like both Elizabeth and Elisabeth, but what's definitely true in my opinion too, as many of the commenters wrote before, is that Elisabeth is more feminine. It is subtler, more gentle, a bit more classy, though I can't say Elizabeth isn't. Elisabeth is just that little bit more, and I like the Scandinavian feel in it. As an avid Swedish learner, I pronounce it e-LEE-sah-bet, not like Elizabeth.
Dutch-Swedish singer/songwriter and poet Cornelis Vreeswijk (1937-1987) wrote a song titled "Elisabeth".
Norwegian singer Unni Wilhelmsen's middle name is Elisabeth.
The Polish form of Elisabeth is Elżbieta, but Elisabeth is also occasionally given to baby girls in Poland. Last year (2017) Elisabeth was on the 439th place in the ranking, and 4 girls were given this name.
Elisabeth is a fine spelling. But I personally love the normal standard spelling Elizabeth slightly more because that looks more elegant. I don’t hate the “s”, I like Elisabeth, but I love Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a very nice name and both spellings are nice.
My Christened name is ELISABETH because my mother wanted to call me LISA, but in the Ukrainian Orthodox church, the name is YELYSAVETA. This is because of Ukrainian rules of orthography (just as in other languages) and those of translation, etc.
Since the name originates from biblical times, which is Elizabeth, then in Ukrainian, the E changes into a Ye (a rounded E with wavy tongue), the I becomes a Y (the reversed capital N, not an oo) and the Z becomes an S (looks like a C)... and that's why Elizabeth is equivalent to Elisabeth!
The spelling of any name always depends upon not only personal preference, but also the origin of the name and also of the person, or their heritage!
ELISABETH is as unique as the individual who bears it. Spelling it this way is not incorrect, and by doing so you show respect to that person, their family and their whole culture.
Proud to sign my name...
ELISABETH.
Elisabeth of Austria (1554-1592) was Queen of France as the wife of King Charles IX. The daughter of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Maria of Spain, she was a member of the House of Hapsburg.
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, later Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia (1864–1918), was the daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. Ella was married to Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia and murdered in 1918 by the Bolsheviks.
In my opinion, this spelling looks more feminine and pretty than "Elizabeth". Plus, it's the Hebrew spelling, which is what I'll use for my future Jewish daughter.
Elisabeth is a diminutive to a nickname Sissi.
Elisabeth means empress, noble lady.
Elisabeth "Sissi" Delmas, a character from Code Lyoko.
In Anne Frank's diary, in the hiding, one of Mr. Van Daan's workers said Bep's real name was Elisabeth.
My given name is Elisabeth. Everyone misspells it and my old nickname, Lissie, but I'm used to it. I no longer feel like either suits me and prefer to be called El now, but it's a nice name. I prefer it over Elizabeth.
As my name is Elisabeth, I love it. I love how unique it is. Especially in America. The problem is that everyone spells it wrong. Including my Grandma and my own siblings at times. I still love it, and all the nicknames it comes with. My favorites are Lizzie, Liz, Izzy, some of my friends even call me Lizbug, my baby brother calls me Sizy, and some even call me Lizard. For some reason I don't like the nickname Beth, apologies to those who do.
Elisabeth is a very beautiful name, with a beautiful meaning. Like one commenter said (Credits to them by the way), I prefer softer name spellings as they just look more feminine and more beautiful, like Stefanie and Elisabeth. Elizabeth I feel just looks improper, like the z doesn’t fit but s does and I love it. Good name, choose this over Elizabeth.
I love Elisabeth. It's so classic, elegant, has plenty of nicknames to choose from, is delicate and unique. However I like Elizabeth too and I can't tell which one I like more. The thing I don't like though is when people pronounce Elisabeth like Elizabeth. I like it pronounced e-LEE-sah-bet the most and that's how I pronounce it, it's a Swedish pronunciation.
Elisabeth (or Lisa) Pawelke is a former member of a German band called Faun.
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, is the heir apparent to the Belgian throne. The eldest child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, she acquired her position after her grandfather King Albert II abdicated in favour of her father on 21 July 2013.
Elisabeth "Eli" Pinedo Sáenz is a Spanish handball player. She was part of the Spanish team at the 2008 European Women's Handball Championship, where the Spanish team reached the final, after defeating Germany in the semifinal. She also competed at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil, where the Spanish team placed third.
Elisabeth Reyes Villegas is a Spanish model and moderator. She won on 2 April 2006 the title as Miss Spain 2006. She worked for several companies such as Pasarela Castilla y León and Feast of Fashion in 2006. Reyes posed for catalogs of Ace & As and Blusens Teleno. Reyes portrayed her Miss Spain title at Salsa rosa, Tan a gustito, and the German magazine Gala.
Reminds me of a small slender woman with a fiery spirit.
Elizabeth is much more common. This spelling is more unique and avoids Liz as a nickname!
The German and Danish pronunciations are listed as e-LEE-zah-bet and e-LEE-sah-bet, respectively, but according to the Pronunciation Guide the third syllable should be -zu- or -su-, maybe -zuh- or -suh-. I wish this site used IPA.
This is how I spell my name, and my parents said they just wanted it to be different. They still pronounce Elisabeth the same way you would pronounce Elizabeth. Also, for example, my nickname is Lissie, but it's still pronounced as Lizzie. Quite honestly, I love it.
I think I'm liking this spelling variation more than Elizabeth, although I think both are gorgeous. It's just that Elizabeth is so overused (no surprise there, it's beautiful!) Elizabeth is currently #12 while Elisabeth is in the 600's. Plus, I'm not a fan of the nickname Liz. It's not that it's awful or something, just that it's also super popular.
This is my second given name. It is after my German-born paternal grandmother. After emigrating to the U.S. she changed the spelling to "Elizabeth;" most likely due to convenience. My parents used the German spelling on my birth certificate; not a big deal since almost all my documents only require the middle initial!
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and By Rhine(1895-1903) was the first child and only daughter of Grand Duke Ernst and Princess Victoria. She is the first cousin of the Romanov children (Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, Alexei) She died at age 8 due to typhoid. Her father Ernst was devastated by her death, and considered her the "sunshine of my life".
I much prefer this spelling to Elizabeth, it's softer and more flattering. People saying it looks misspelled are just ignorant.
This was the middle name of Dutch singer Mariska Veres, who was actually Maria Elisabeth.
My middle name is Elisabeth and it's so much prettier and less harsh than Elizabeth. I am a quarter Dutch so that's where I get the spelling from and I like telling everyone that it's the original spelling of the name! The only problem is that my full name is 22 letters long but it doesn't really matter due to the fact I love my name. Some cute nicknames for Elisabeth could be Lissie, Lisa, Elisa, Isa, Beth, Bea for when they are younger and then when they are older they can be called by their full name. Another good thing about this name is that it's good for both old people and young people and everyone in between, so it's a win win situation as some names like Mia are suitable when they are young but aren't so when they grown up to become older. Sorry for rattling on so much, it's just I love writing!
Having been born in Austria, of course my name is spelled Elisabeth. When I became a naturalized citizen, I had the option of changing my name, but I prefer the original spelling.
We chose this as our daughter Genevieve's middle name. It's an absolutely beautiful name whether its spelled Elizabeth or Elisabeth; we just decided to spell it with an s to make it a little more unique, since Elizabeth is quite a common middle name. The s makes it softer in my opinion, but I have a feeling a lot of people will be spelling it wrong! It's easily correctable though, unlike with many of the 'creative' spellings of names today where people are changing multiple letters or just adding in completely new ones for no reason. If you love Elizabeth but are concerned about how common it is, Elisabeth is an equally gorgeous spelling that not many people use :-)
Elisabeth is the most classic name and it is so beautiful. I'd like to name a daughter Elisabeth. A plus to this spelling and pronunciation (Eel-liss-uh-beth) is that no one would call you Liz or Lizzie. Elisabeth is a wonderful name.
This is one of my names - the one I'm proud of, but never called by. Good nicknames for a girl might be Ellie or Lissy; for an older person, maybe Beth.

Here's something interesting, if you're a Christian and like etymology. In Hebrew, "beth" means "house" and "El" means "God". "El is a Beth" - God is a house, a real home.

But if you like etymology too much, that *won't* sound good because it's fake.
Elisabeth (1674-1748) was the daughter of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and his second wife Sophie.
Elisabeth (1551-1596) was the daughter of Albert, Duke of Prussia and his wife Anna.
Elisabeth (1623-1677) was the daughter of King Christian IV of Denmark and his second wife Kirsten.
Elisabeth (1552-1590) was the daughter of Augustus, Elector of Saxony and his wife Anna of Denmark.
Elisabeth (1588-1589) was the daughter of Christian I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Sophie.
Maria Elisabeth (1610-1684) was the daughter of John George I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Magdalene of Prussia.
Elisabeth (1801-1873) was the daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his second wife Karoline. She had a twinsister named Amalie. She was the maternal aunt, godmother and namesake of famous Empress Elisabeth of Austria "Sissi".
Maria Elisabeth (1736-1818) was the daughter of Frederick Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and his wife Maria Josepha of Austria.
Elisabeth (1862-1863) was the daughter of King George of Saxony and his wife Maria Ana of Portugal.
Maria Elisabeth (1830-1912) was the daughter of King John of Saxony and his wife Amalie of Bavaria.
Maria Elisabeth (1737-1740) was the oldest daughter of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and famous Maria Theresa. She died young. Her younger sister Maria Elisabeth (1743-1808) was named after her older sister. She was the older sister of Queen Marie Antoinette of France.
Elisabeth (1329-1402) was the daughter of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor and his second wife Margarete of Holland.
Elisabeth (1285-1353) was the daughter of Albert I, King of Germany and his wife Elisabeth.
Elisabeth (1554-1592) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and his wife Maria of Spain. She was married to King Charles IX of France.
Maria Elisabeth (1680-1741) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and his third wife Eleonore.
Elisabeth (1606-1608) was the daughter of King Christian IV of Denmark and his first wife Anna.
Elisabeth (1573-1626) was the oldest daughter of King Frederik II of Denmark and his wife Sophie. She was the older sister of Anna, Queen of England.
Elisabeth (1674-1748) was the daughter of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg & Duke of Prussia and his second wife Sophie.
Elisabeth (1438-1505) was the daughter of King Albert II of Germany and his wife Elisabeth. She later married the King of Poland.
Elisabeth (1409-1442) was the only daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund and his wife Barbara of Celje. Her husband Albert later became the King of Germany.
Elisabeth (1381-1408) was the daughter of Rupert, King of Germany and his wife Elisabeth of Nüremberg.
Elisabeth (1358-1373) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and his third wife Anna.
Elisabeth (1485-1555) was the only daughter of King Hans of Denmark and his wife Christina.
Elisabeth (1524-1547) was the daughter of Frederik I of Denmark and his wife Sophie.
Elisabeth (1524-1547) was the only daughter of King Frederik I of Denmark and his first wife Anna.
Elisabeth (1485-1555) was the only daughter of King Hans of Denmark and his wife Christina.
Elisabeth of Austria (1526-1545), oldest daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor. She married Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland.
This spelling has the name Basil in it backwards.
This is what I'm changing my middle name to! I think it's beautiful and sophisticated, and I much prefer this spelling to Elizabeth-this one sounds much softer, and it's less common. My mom says she might have chosen this for my middle name had my dad not chosen Kelly - yuck! :(
I love the spelling, it looks so much softer than the "z" variant.
Elisabeth Schwarzikopf -great German soprano.
I really like this name. It's a variant of Elizabeth, and not quite as overused. It is beautiful, and I think is much softer than Elizabeth. It's a simply amazing name.
I really like this as a middle name, I think it's an interesting twist on the way too common Elizabeth. My middle name is Victoria so I think it would be cool to keep the "royal" sounding names going.
I really prefer this to Elizabeth. It just looks softer and more feminine, I don't like the z in Elizabeth.
Elisabeth should not be pronounced with a z sound, it needs the s like it is spelled, it is prettier and I really get upset when my name gets confused from the more common Elizabeth.
Elisabeth Middelhauve, or Lisa, as she goes by, is the former lead singer of the Gothic Metal band Xandria, one of my favorite bands. I've always hated the name Elizabeth, any way it's spelled. Just an ugly name, in my opinion.
My middle name is Elizabeth. I have always hated it with a passion. Now that I'm older, I still despise it as my middle name, but it isn't bad as someone else's name. I have a friend that calls me Eliza Beth. Yuck, lol. I like Elliebeth, it is cute though.
Elisabeth is a name for an old hag. It seems like I have to beg my mom to change my name. I hate it so much, like I want to hold it by its legs and throw it out the window, lol.
This is my middle name and it's not very common which is a positive and I also think it's a pretty name. I would recommend this name to my friends.
Elisabeth Risdon was an English actress who appeared in many American movies. (She was born Elizabeth Evans.)
Elisabeth Welch, American-born singer and actress who appeared in many British movies. (See her as Beulah in "Dead of Night.") Lived to the age of 99.
I love this name and the spelling of it. Elizabeth with a z feels a bit harsh so I like it better with an s. I plan to use this as a middle name for my first daughter. I love the great namesakes it has, Elizabeth from Pirates, Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice, the Queen of England and it's also the middle name of my favourite actress: Kate Winslet.
It is pronounced EH-LEES-UH-BET. No "th" on the end. That totally destroys it. Pronounce it correctly!
To the person above me. What makes you think that is the way to pronounce it? If this names is spelled Elisabet then I agree it should be pronounced like that but when there's a "th" at the end it should be e-liz-uh-beth like it is spelled. I actually love the "th" sound at the end.
A famous bearer is singer Elisabeth Erl, she was born at 25th May 1979 Straubing, Deutschland. 2002 winner from TV show "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (German Idol).
A famous bearer is the actress Elisabeth Sladen (best known for playing Sarah Jane Smith on "Doctor Who").
My name is Elisabeth Anne and I am named after my mother Elizabeth Anne. One must note that there are complications that come up regarding personal information since we are often mistaken for one another and there is no Jr. Or I/II like for male members. I do indeed LOVE the spelling since it is still old fashioned yet different. The nicknames given to me by family and friends have been Lisabeth, Lisbeth, and Lis (L-iss) which is said/sounds as just Liz.
My daughter who will be three soon is called Elisabeth June. I chose this name because I so love Elizabeth but I wanted her name to be a little more special. I also have a sister named Elisa so it honours her too. Elisabeth is called Bessie because she seems much too little to be an Elisabeth yet! But when she's older she can use it if she ever outgrows Bess.
My name is Elisabeth. I don't really like the name for myself, but I like it for others. Why don't I like it for myself? Because I don't feel like it matches me. It's a long name and many people write it wrong. I have seen people writing it with a z or with a t instead of th. I really don't like these troubles with my names. My friends call me Eli or Nia (the last name has nothing to do with Elisabeth though).
I prefer it pronounced eh-liss-u-beth.
Hi! Just tell you that Elisabeth is used in Catalonia too. I have a friend called Elisabet with no H at the end! People called Elisabet like other people to say Beth, Bet or Eli. Thank you!
Elisabeth Theresia Maria Helena is the princess of Belgium. She's the daughter of Crownprince Filip and Crownprincess Mathilde.
I think this spelling is much nicer than Elizabeth. I prefer softer spellings and pronunciations of names. I pronounce this spelling Eh-liss-eh-beth, and the Elizabeth spelling Eh-liz-eh-beth.
I much prefer this spelling to the over-used 'Elizabeth', a 'z' in a name can sound a little harsh, whereas an 's' looks and sounds more dainty and gentle. Same as with xHOWTOSAVEALIFE, I would also pronounce it as it is written and not a 'z' sound. :S
I love this spelling of the name Elizabeth. I think it has a softer feel to it and reminds me of a flower. I plan to use this as the middle name of a daughter I may have.
I prefer this over Elizabeth.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Elisabeth here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915-2006), German Soprano.
Famous bearer is Christian author Elisabeth Elliot.
This is my middle name. Growing up I HATED that my mother spelled it with the "s" rather than the "z". But now that I am grown I prefer it! I like the fact that it was the original spelling, that means a lot to me. I would also like to carry on the name and I will spell it Elisabeth, with the "s" (my kid will probably hate me for it! Meh!)
In Dutch it's pronounced ay-LEE-zah-bet.
It's a lovely name. I know four people with this name, and one with Elisabet. They're all great. I don't know anyone with z-s though!
My name is Elsebeth and that's the Danish form of Elisabeth. I hate it because everybody thinks my name is Elisabeth, and even in Denmark it's not very common. My family calls me Ellie.
Empress Elisabeth (1837-1898)was a Bavarian princess who married Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and became the ruler consort of Austria and the Queen consort of Hungary. Called "Sisi" from a young age, she was known for her influential fashion sense and pristine beauty. Though she was much-loved in Austria and celebrated in Hungary as a great sympathizer to the Hungarian cause, her life was marked by tragedy, including the unsolved murder of her son Prince Rudolf, and spent the last decades of her life wandering Europe aimlessly, until she was stabbed in the heart in a pointless act of violence by a deranged assasin in Geneva, Switzerland. A free yet tragic spirit who abhorred conventional court protocol, she has inspired filmmakers and theatre people alike and has undoubtedly become a 20th century icon, often compared to Princess Diana of England.
Elisabeth is my middle name, and I love it very much!
I've also seen this name spelled with an accent in French: Élisabeth.

Perhaps the most notable Élisabeth was Princess Élisabeth Philippine Marie Hélène of France (1764-1794), known as "Madame Élisabeth". She was the younger sister of Louis XVI, Louis XVII, and Charles X. She was guillotined in the French Revolution, some say just because she was Louis XVI's sister.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is on the panel of the TV show 'The View'.
Elisabeth Filarski-Hasselback, the 4th place winner of Survivor: Australian Outback and is currently hosting daytime show The View shares this name.
I respect this spelling of Elizabeth as a variant translation and as the French and German form. It's very pretty, and a little more unusual. I probably would just go with the normal form, Elizabeth, though.
Actress Elisabeth Shue spells it this way.
Bettan is a nickname in Sweden, not used as nice pet name, more old fashioned and bad sounding.
I like this name because there are so many nicknames associated with it. My favorites are Betty and Elise.
The only daughter of Crownprince Filip (Philip) and Crownprincess Mathilde of Belgium is called: Elisabeth.
I love the name Elisabeth! I like this spelling much better than Elizabeth. I plan to name my first daughter Elisabeth Amelie, possibly Elise as a nickname.
This is a beautiful spelling used by many, including the European Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, wife of Prince Albert in the early 20th century.
I think this is a very misspelled version of Elizabeth.
I apologize for my previous input. I like this name, actually. This spelling is quite interesting. I'm just so used to Elizabeth, though. Lovely name, however!
Elisabeth is not a misspelling of Elizabeth, it's the original spelling. Elizabeth only became the most popular spelling after Queen Elizabeth I took to the the throne of England.

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