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1.6m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Elizabeth

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is My Oath
  • #14 All Time
  • #14 in 2014
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45k Elisabeth (Hebrew)
< 1k Elspeth (Scottish)

How popular is the name "Elizabeth" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,948 1,939 9 #4 girl name
1881 1,852 1,852 0 #4 girl name
1882 2,194 2,187 7 #4 girl name
1883 2,268 2,255 13 #4 girl name
1884 2,565 2,549 16 #4 girl name
1885 2,591 2,582 9 #4 girl name
1886 2,691 2,680 11 #4 girl name
1887 2,695 2,681 14 #3 girl name
1888 3,236 3,224 12 #3 girl name
1889 3,074 3,058 16 #3 girl name
1890 3,124 3,112 12 #3 girl name
1891 3,065 3,059 6 #4 girl name
1892 3,469 3,461 8 #3 girl name
1893 3,372 3,360 12 #5 girl name
1894 3,435 3,425 10 #5 girl name
1895 3,620 3,603 17 #5 girl name
1896 3,482 3,471 11 #7 girl name
1897 3,454 3,442 12 #6 girl name
1898 3,674 3,659 15 #7 girl name
1899 3,300 3,287 13 #7 girl name
1900 4,112 4,096 16 #6 girl name
1901 3,225 3,216 9 #6 girl name
1902 3,715 3,694 21 #6 girl name
1903 3,734 3,723 11 #6 girl name
1904 3,846 3,833 13 #6 girl name
1905 4,134 4,121 13 #6 girl name
1906 4,336 4,321 15 #7 girl name
1907 4,637 4,624 13 #7 girl name
1908 4,915 4,904 11 #7 girl name
1909 5,189 5,176 13 #7 girl name
1910 5,816 5,799 17 #7 girl name
1911 6,316 6,298 18 #7 girl name
1912 8,551 8,528 23 #8 girl name
1913 9,529 9,505 24 #8 girl name
1914 11,393 11,366 27 #8 girl name
1915 14,130 14,103 27 #8 girl name
1916 14,979 14,939 40 #8 girl name
1917 15,161 15,130 31 #8 girl name
1918 15,889 15,852 37 #9 girl name
1919 15,307 15,288 19 #8 girl name
1920 15,943 15,909 34 #8 girl name
1921 15,835 15,800 35 #10 girl name
1922 15,271 15,241 30 #9 girl name
1923 15,504 15,463 41 #9 girl name
1924 14,991 14,949 42 #11 girl name
1925 13,969 13,932 37 #10 girl name
1926 12,887 12,833 54 #11 girl name
1927 12,584 12,528 56 #13 girl name
1928 11,807 11,763 44 #14 girl name
1929 11,312 11,251 61 #15 girl name
1930 11,041 10,993 48 #15 girl name
1931 10,342 10,294 48 #16 girl name
1932 10,047 9,993 54 #17 girl name
1933 9,054 9,016 38 #17 girl name
1934 9,385 9,342 43 #18 girl name
1935 9,115 9,074 41 #17 girl name
1936 8,909 8,862 47 #18 girl name
1937 9,435 9,385 50 #17 girl name
1938 9,845 9,801 44 #17 girl name
1939 9,755 9,705 50 #18 girl name
1940 10,005 9,953 52 #20 girl name
1941 10,316 10,268 48 #21 girl name
1942 11,234 11,182 52 #22 girl name
1943 11,687 11,650 37 #23 girl name
1944 11,065 11,032 33 #23 girl name
1945 10,361 10,336 25 #26 girl name
1946 11,773 11,751 22 #25 girl name
1947 13,476 13,443 33 #25 girl name
1948 13,239 13,209 30 #26 girl name
1949 13,735 13,709 26 #25 girl name
1950 14,372 14,343 29 #24 girl name
1951 15,134 15,103 31 #23 girl name
1952 16,049 16,020 29 #22 girl name
1953 16,124 16,091 33 #21 girl name
1954 16,628 16,587 41 #20 girl name
1955 16,729 16,687 42 #21 girl name
1956 16,376 16,344 32 #22 girl name
1957 17,532 17,497 35 #22 girl name
1958 18,577 18,530 47 #22 girl name
1959 18,482 18,436 46 #21 girl name
1960 18,916 18,857 59 #18 girl name
1961 18,914 18,849 65 #19 girl name
1962 17,846 17,799 47 #20 girl name
1963 17,642 17,590 52 #20 girl name
1964 17,334 17,286 48 #16 girl name
1965 16,375 16,319 56 #16 girl name
1966 15,941 15,890 51 #16 girl name
1967 16,165 16,113 52 #13 girl name
1968 14,944 14,891 53 #17 girl name
1969 15,361 15,299 62 #16 girl name
1970 15,187 15,120 67 #18 girl name
1971 13,667 13,603 64 #19 girl name
1972 12,240 12,185 55 #15 girl name
1973 12,412 12,360 52 #13 girl name
1974 12,320 12,258 62 #12 girl name
1975 12,524 12,473 51 #15 girl name
1976 13,613 13,551 62 #16 girl name
1977 16,488 16,425 63 #13 girl name
1978 16,878 16,808 70 #14 girl name
1979 18,158 18,076 82 #11 girl name
1980 19,606 19,528 78 #9 girl name
1981 20,261 20,171 90 #9 girl name
1982 20,594 20,506 88 #8 girl name
1983 19,940 19,838 102 #10 girl name
1984 20,456 20,362 94 #10 girl name
1985 20,644 20,539 105 #9 girl name
1986 19,160 19,065 95 #10 girl name
1987 18,707 18,601 106 #10 girl name
1988 20,127 20,025 102 #10 girl name
1989 20,431 20,291 140 #10 girl name
1990 20,833 20,742 91 #9 girl name
1991 20,457 20,391 66 #9 girl name
1992 19,080 19,028 52 #9 girl name
1993 17,606 17,551 55 #9 girl name
1994 16,820 16,776 44 #9 girl name
1995 16,227 16,183 44 #10 girl name
1996 16,016 15,990 26 #10 girl name
1997 15,441 15,411 30 #9 girl name
1998 15,201 15,178 23 #10 girl name
1999 15,353 15,331 22 #10 girl name
2000 15,110 15,088 22 #9 girl name
2001 14,792 14,780 12 #9 girl name
2002 14,613 14,592 21 #11 girl name
2003 14,125 14,094 31 #9 girl name
2004 13,613 13,550 63 #10 girl name
2005 12,743 12,719 24 #11 girl name
2006 12,432 12,415 17 #11 girl name
2007 13,053 13,035 18 #10 girl name
2008 11,999 11,986 13 #9 girl name
2009 11,033 11,020 13 #11 girl name
2010 10,250 10,242 8 #12 girl name
2011 10,081 10,062 19 #11 girl name
2012 9,682 9,674 8 #10 girl name
2013 9,425 9,413 12 #10 girl name
2014 9,498 9,492 6 #14 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Elizabeth? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,606,282 babies born with the name Elizabeth in the United States. That's more than enough Elizabeths to occupy the country of Guinea-Bissau with an estimated population of 1,580,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,948 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Elizabeth" was in 1990 with a total of 20,742 babies. (That's a lot of baby Elizabeths)

According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Elizabeth" ranks #11 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 182 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of 11,033 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Elizabeth popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Elizabeth in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Elizabeth" mean? The list below shows the origins of Elizabeth as well as things modernly associated with the name Elizabeth such as celebrities named Elizabeth.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Elizabeth

The name "Elizabeth" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is My Oath". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is a singer-songwriter and model specializing in dream pop, rock, psychedelic rock, and indie pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Lana was born in 1986 as Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Elizabeth was born in 1989 as Elizabeth Chase Olsen in Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.

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Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks is an actress, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Elizabeth was born in 1975 as Elizabeth Irene Mitchell in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1942 to 2011. Elizabeth was born in 1932 as Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England, UK.

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Tina Fey

Tina Fey is an actress, comedian, writer, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Tina was born in 1970 as Elizabeth Stamatina Fey in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Lizzy was born in 1982 as Elizabeth Anne Caplan in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for love, everlasting.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

Z is for zip, the quickness in your step!

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

E is for elegant, born within you.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

H is for hand, that you always give.

Your name in reverse order is "Htebazile". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Zeabtelhi". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Elizabeth born Oct 13, 2015

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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