Elizabeth or Elisabeth is the Greek form Ελισ(σ)άβετ "Elis(s)avet" of the Hebrew Elisheva, meaning "my God is an oath," "my God is abundance," "God's promise," or "oath of God." For more information about the name, see Elizabeth (given name)

aints (from whom other Elizabeths are namesakes)

*Elizabeth (Biblical person), the mother of John the Baptist in the New Testament
*St. Elizabeth of Portugal, "Queen Saint Elizabeth"
*St. Elisabeth of Hungary, the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary
*St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first canonized American saint
*St. Elizabeth of Schonau
*St. Elizabeth Rose
*St. Elizabeth Reed
*St. Elizabeth the Holy New Martyr (Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna)
*St. Elizabeth Jones of Juneau, 4th Duchess of Canterbury

Elizabeth is also the name of:


* Elizabeth of Russia

* Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I, also known as Empress Elisabeth or Sissi; her life being told in "Elisabeth" (musical)
* Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), wife of Tsar Alexander I of Russia; born as Princess Louise of Baden and took the name Elizaveta Alexeievna upon her conversion to the Russian Orthodox Church
* Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, as Empress of India, the wife of the King-Emperor George VI of the United Kingdom
* Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, consort of Emperor Charles VI

Queens of England and the United Kingdom

*Elizabeth I of England
*Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

Belgian princess and queens consort

*Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, oldest child of heir apparent Philippe of Belgium
*Elisabeth Gabriele of Bavaria, spouse of King Albert I of Belgium

Many queens of various countries

*"See" Queen Elizabeth for a partial listing.

Other royal women

*Elizabeth I of Bohemia, Bohemian princess and philosopher
*Elizabeth II of Bohemia
*Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of James I of England, the "Winter Queen" of Bohemia, and grandmother of George I of Great Britain
*Elizabeth of York (1466–1503), the Queen Consort of King Henry VII of England
*Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
*Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (1770–1840), daughter of George III
*Elizabeth Báthory (1560–1614), niece of the Polish King Stephen Báthory; Transylvanian countess and murderess
*Elisabeth Philippine Marie Helene of France, sister of Louis XVI of France, also known as Madame Elisabeth
* Queen Elise of Tuscany, sister of Napolean


Seventeen ships of the British Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Elizabeth.


*"Lisa" by 3rd Strike
*"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" by The Allman Brothers Band
*"Dizzy Miss Lizzy" most famously performed by The Beatles

*"My Lisa" by Bay City Rollers
*"Lisa's Theme" by Big Sir
*"Lisa, Listen To Me" by Blood Sweat & Tears
*"Bette Davis Eyes" most famously performed by Kim Carnes
*"Lisa's Song" by Allison Crowe
*"Elizabeth" by Catie Curtis
*"Sad Lisa" by Cat Stevens
*"Lisa" by Chris Botti
*"Liza" by Clannad
*"Goodnight, Elisabeth" by Counting Crows
*"A Letter to Elise" by The Cure
*"Hey, Lisa" by David Holmes
*"Lisa" by David Sanborn
*"Liza" by The Four Freshmen
*"Fishing For Lisa" by The Feelers
*"Elisabeth" by Billy Gilman
*"Happy Birthday, Lisa" written by Michael Jackson
*"Lisa" by Francis Cabrel
*"Elizabeth, I Love You" by Michael Jackson
*"Lizzy" by Ben Kweller
*"Lisa" by Freak Kitchen
*"Lisa" by Good Riddance
*"Elisabeth" by Hansi Hinterseer
*"Come Back Liza" by Harry Belafonte
*"Elizabeth Serenade" by James Last
*"Lisa" by Jean-Jacques Goldman
*"Song for Elizabeth" by Jonathan Butler
*"Elizabeth Trilogy" by Kamelot
*"Liza" by Kanda Bongo Man
*"Beth" by Kiss
*"Lisa Listen" by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
*"Lisa" by Lita Ford
*"Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
*"Lisa" by Morphine
*"Liza De Los Ojos Azules" by Nicola Di Bari
*"Liza" by NOFX
*"Eliza" by Phish
*"Lisa" by Poncho Sanchez
*"Lisa" by Prince
*"Lisa, I Love You" by Rockapella
*"Elisa" by Serge Gainsbourg
*"Elisa" by Slick Shoes
*"Lisa" by Stanley Clarke
*"Elizabeth" by The Statler Brothers
*"Elizabeth, My Dear" by The Stone Roses
*"Elizabeth Dreams" by Status Quo
*"Elizabeth" by Street Dogs
*"Elizabeth" by Trading Yesterday
*"Lisa" by UB40
*"O Lisa" by Weezer


*Elizabeth, South Australia

;South Africa
*Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

;United States
*Elizabeth, Colorado
*Elizabeth, Illinois
*Elizabeth, Indiana
*Elizabeth, Louisiana
*Elizabeth, New Jersey (largest city with the name in the United States)
*Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
*Elizabeth, West Virginia
*Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania
*Cape Elizabeth, Maine
*Lake Elizabeth Township, Minnesota
*Elizabeth City, North Carolina
*Elizabethton, Tennessee

:"See also various places named Elizabethtown."


* "Elizabeth" (telenovela), 1980
* "Elizabeth" (film), 1998
* "Elizabethtown" (film), 2005
* "Elizabeth I" (HBO film/TV series), 2005
* , 2005
* "", 2007


* Elizabeth 'Eliza' Acton
* Elizabeth Craig
* Elizabeth David
* Elizabeth Falkner

Characters in Films

* Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
* Elizabeth Swann from the Pirates of the Carribean trilogy

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