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God is my oath (devoted to God)
Characteristics of Lizeth
Etymology & Historical Origin - Lizeth
Lizeth is a Spanish diminutive of Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a name borne from the Bible (Luke 1:5-80) as the wife of Zachariah and the mother of John the Baptist. The name is essentially Greek (Elisabet) from the Hebrew (Elisheva) meaning “God is my oath” or “devoted to God”. According to the Biblical story told in the Gospel According to Luke, God looked favorably upon Zachariah and Elizabeth as “they were both righteous before God…but they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years.” (Luke 1:6). The angel Gabriel is sent to Zachariah with a message that Elizabeth will soon have a son and “you shall call his name John.” Gabriel also tells Zachariah that John’s birth will be cause for much rejoicing and that the baby will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from Elizabeth’s womb. Around the same time, Mary became impregnated by the Holy Ghost with Jesus (Mary and Elizabeth are contemporaries; tradition holds they are cousins). John the Baptist’s role is important because it will later become his job to prepare the people for the coming of the Messiah, the knowledge of salvation and the forgiveness of sins “because of the tender mercy of our God” (Luke 1:78). John the Baptist also claimed the honors of having baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. In other words, John was one important Biblical dude among Christians and Elizabeth was his Mama. It’s no surprise that the Biblical Elizabeth became the inspiration behind the usage of her name, and why so many Christianized European countries embraced it since the early Middle Ages (her Feast Day is November 5). The much admired Saints Elizabeth of Hungary and Elizabeth of Portugal also encouraged the usage of Elizabeth in later medieval times; further cementing the name’s lasting popularity.
Popularity of the Name Lizeth
Lizeth is a lesser known Spanish diminutive of Elizabeth (mainly because Spanish-speaking people tend to use Isabel or Isabela rather than Elizabeth). In any case, Lizeth hit the American Top 1000 list in 1989. We wonder if this has anything to do with Lizeth Mahecha who happened to be crowned Miss Columbia that same year? Regardless, Lizeth has never been particularly popular here in the United States. The best position she has ever achieved on the charts was when she was ranked 625th in 2004. The name fell off the Top 1000 list in 2011 and was given to just over 200 baby girls in 2012.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lizeth
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lizeth
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lizeth
Lizeth We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Lizeth.
Popular Songs on Lizeth
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Lizeth
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Famous People Named Lizeth
Famous People Named Lizeth - Lizeth González (Columbian beauty queen); Lizeth Mahecha (former Miss Columbia)
Children of Famous People Named Lizeth
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Lizeth - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Lizeth.
Lizeth - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Lizeth
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Lizeth