Elizabeth

Elizabeth - A popular female name



  Dec 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Elizabeth, meaning pledged to God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #7. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Elizabeth and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Elizabeth? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Elizabeth. The baby girl name Elizabeth was given to 9,596 baby girls in 2012, ranking #10 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 147 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Elizabeth peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 7.



Famous with this name

Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Berridge


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Elizabeth is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Elizabeth is currently topping the baby name charts in Wyoming at position #4 - and is the least popular in Hawaii at position #65.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Elizabeth is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Elizabeth is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Elizabeth goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Elizabeth origin and meaning

Elizabeth is a 9 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means pledged to God. To see famous people named Elizabeth, pop culture references for the name Elizabeth and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Elizabeth

We've found the following names that sound similar to Elizabeth, sorted by popularity.

Elisabeth / Elisheva / Elizabet / Elizebeth / Elisabet / Elspeth / Elsbeth / Elizaveta / Elyzabeth / Elizbeth /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201210
201111
201012
200911
20089
200710
200611
200511
200410
20039
200211
20019
20009
199910
199810
19979
199610
199510
19949
19939
19929
19919
19909
198910
198810
198710
198610
19859
198410
198310
19828
19819
19809
197911
197814
197713
197616
197515
197412
197313
197215
197119
197018
196916
196817
196713
196616
196516
196416
196320
196220
196119
196018
195921
195822
195722
195622
195521
195420
195321
195222
195123
195024
194925
194826
194725
194625
194526
194423
194323
194222
194121
194020
193918
193817
193717
193618
193517
193418
193317
193217
193116
193015
192915
192814
192713
192611
192510
192411
19239
19229
192110
19208
19198
19189
19178
19168
19158
19148
19138
19128
19117
19107

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wyoming4
Idaho5
Utah6
Kansas6
Oklahoma7
South Carolina7
Alaska7
Alabama7
North Carolina8
Washington8
Rhode Island9
Mississippi9
Maryland10
Oregon10
Georgia10
Illinois10
Indiana10
Colorado11
Iowa11
Virginia11
Missouri12
Florida12
Texas12
Nebraska13
Arizona14
Montana14
Nevada14
Ohio15
California15
District of Columbia15
Tennessee15
Massachusetts16
Pennsylvania17
Minnesota17
Arkansas17
New York17
South Dakota18
West Virginia18
Wisconsin19
Connecticut20
Kentucky20
Louisiana20
Maine21
North Dakota21
New Hampshire21
Michigan24
Delaware24
Vermont24
New Jersey24
New Mexico30
Hawaii65

Even more about Elizabeth


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Elizabeth a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Elizabeth?

4 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Elizabeth
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 147
Letter count 9
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +9,596

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