Quick Facts on Lizbeth
- Number of syllables:
- Ranking popularity:
God is my oath
Characteristics of Lizbeth
Etymology & Historical Origin - Lizbeth
Lizbeth is one of the many short forms of the name Elizabeth. The name Elizabeth has been around since the Middle Ages, mainly popularized by the French (using the spelling Elisabeth). Elizabeth with a “z” is the typical spelling in English; most other European languages use the “s.” Elizabeth is found in the Bible (Luke 1:57) as the mother of John the Baptist; to whom God delivered this son in her barren years. The name is essentially Greek (Elisabet) from the Hebrew (Elisheva) meaning “God is my oath." Elizabeth became popularized during the late medieval period as a given name, mostly influenced by two saints – St. Elizabeth of Hungary and St. Elizabeth of Portugal (see historical references on the Elizabeth page for more information). As Elizabeth became such a hugely popular name in the Middle Ages, several pet forms and diminutives developed over time. Lizbeth is just one example of this. Also consider: Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Betty, Eliza, Ella, Ellie, Elsa, Elsie, Elyse, Libby, Lisa, Liz, Liza, Lizette, and Lizzie. And that’s just a sampling!
Popularity of the Name Lizbeth
The name Lizbeth has only been on the American female naming charts since 1988. The 1980s marked the decade when American parents began to relax in their naming choices, often opting for simple short forms of names. Perhaps Elizabeth was too long and fancy by some standards. Lizbeth has only seen modest success on the charts. The name has gone from non-usage to low-moderation in the 25 or so years she’s been in use. There was one year when Lizbeth saw a considerable jump on the charts – almost 250 positions in 2002. We figured there must be some pop-culture influences at work here so we started digging. Two things happened the previous year (2001): the release of a popular video game called “Clive Barker’s Undying” in which one of the five Covenant children is named Lizbeth. Also in 2001, popular romance writer Ruth Langan published “Loving Lizbeth”. Perhaps these events separately or together gave Lizbeth a little push up the charts. In any case, it does not appear that Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s famous fictional heroine, impacted the name’s usage. Elizabeth is one of those names which has produced a plethora of choices, so it seems more industrious just to give your daughter the name Elizabeth, call her Lizbeth, and then let her choose later in life what she prefers. By just using Lizbeth as a given name, you are really narrowing the field.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lizbeth
You need Adobe Flash Player 6 (or above) to view the charts. It is a free and lightweight installation from Adobe.com. Please click here
to install the same.
Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lizbeth
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lizbeth
Lizbeth We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Lizbeth.
Popular Songs on Lizbeth
Lizbeth - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Lizbeth.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Lizbeth
Lizbeth - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Lizbeth.
Famous People Named Lizbeth
Famous People Named Lizbeth - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Lizbeth.
Children of Famous People Named Lizbeth
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Lizbeth - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Lizbeth.
Lizbeth - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Lizbeth - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lizbeth.
Personality of the Girl Name Lizbeth
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
Variations of the Baby Name - Lizbeth