|Synonyms||Elisabeth, Elsabeth, Elyzabeth, Elisabeth, Elizaveta|
|Diminutive||Lizbeth, Bess, Bessie, Beth, Bettie, Betty, Betsy, Bette, Elisa, Eliza, Elissa, Elise, Elyse, Elsie, Elsa, Lisa, Liza, Lise, Liz, Lizzie, Lizzy, Luiza, Veta|
The name Elizabeth is of old Hebrew origin and literally means “My God is an oath”, “worshipping God”, or “begging on God”. In Hebrew it sounds like Elisheva.
In Western Europe there is also a name Isabella (Izabel, Isabel) which is a form of a medieval Provencal name Elizabeth (Isabeu). These names were considered royal and were commonly used among the first circles.
Eliza, Lisa, Luiza, and Veta are the short forms of the name Elizabeth and its equivalents in different languages. Lately, these names have become independently used as official given names.
The name Elizabeth (Elizaveta) is widely used around the world and, in addition to European forms that have become names in their own, it also has Asian versions. For example, the name Elzira is a Kirghiz name derived from the name Elizabeth.
Capricious and authoritative, opinionated and egoistical, Elizabeth often feels unappreciated, so she comes into conflicts and behaves insanely. These are authoritative women who dream about building a small kingdom around them. Elizabeth is stubborn, envious, and boastful, she is tortured by doubts. She always has an array of problems that she shares with all her friends and acquaintances. Nevertheless, Elizabeth can be a kind and sympathetic woman with her close ones.
She is an introvert, she is secluded and doesn’t always say what she really thinks. Elizabeth can adapt to people around her. She is curious and balanced, she always gets the job done, although her interests come first. This woman is very touchy about her failures.
Elizabeth’s proneness to conflict has a negative effect on her relationships with colleagues. She enjoys weaving plots and gossiping and she prefers to be a leader in her communication with women. Actually, professional activity isn’t the most important aspect of her life. Perfect professions for Elizabeth are radio or TV reporter because these women are always interested in the latest technologies in the field of radioelectronics. Despite this, Elizabeth dreams about becoming an intelligence officer or an investigator.
The most important thing for Elizabeth is her family. She is a great housewife, she is thrifty and she is a good cook, so she often treats her husband to different culinary delights. Elizabeth has good relationships with her neighbors and she has no issues with her husband’s friends or relatives coming to visit them.
She looks for calm and peace in her family relations. The first years of Elizabeth’s married life can be characterized by strained relations with her husband, but later all her problems disappear. In her youth Elizabeth has a lot of admirers, but she usually finds happiness only in her second marriage. If she meets a loved one and becomes his wife, she will be faithful to him even if she becomes a widow.
Elizabeth enjoys attracting a shy man who doesn’t even realize what is going on. She dreams about throwing herself into her lover’s arms, but she hides her feelings and may seem rather cold as a result. This girl always looks for the best, including the choice of a partner. She looks like a charming but cunning coquette, and she enjoys bright outfits.
Elizabeth makes new friends easily. She can be capricious and egoistic with other people, so only close friends know her as a kind and balanced woman. Elizabeth has great powers of intuition which she uses to choose friends. She loves noisy parties and entertainment, however, if she has to choose between friends and family, she will always choose family.
Famous people named Elizabeth
- Elizabeth Arden (1881 - 1966, the real name is Florence Nightingale Graham) – a Canadian entrepreneur, beautician, founded the cosmetic empire of Elizabeth Arden, Inc. in the United States. Elizabeth was the first to create a commercial show during film screenings as an advertisement for her products. With the release of luxury cars, adding a case with cosmetics to each Chrysler. One of the first to sign a contract with a supermodel, using it as the face of the brand.
- Elizabeth Holmes (born in 1984) – an American businesswoman who founded “Theranos”, is an innovative blood testing equipment company. That the promised analyzers were never put on the market. Holmes and her activities, as a result of a series of investigations by journalists and US regulatory authorities, were exposed as fraudulent.
- Elizabeth Olsen (born in 1989) – an American actress.
- Elizabeth Warren (born in 1949) – an American politician.
- Elizabeth Hurley (born in 1965) – an English actress, producer, model and designer.
- Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011) – a British-American actress, Queen of Hollywood, in her prime, who won the Academy Award three times. In 1999, the American Film Institute put her in seventh place on the List of Greatest Stars in Cinema History.
- Elizabeth Banks (born in 1974) – an American film, television, and dubbing actress, film director, screenwriter, and producer who gained wide popularity in the 2000s.
- Elizabeth II (born in 1926, the real name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) – the reigning Queen of Great Britain and the Commonwealth kingdoms from the Windsor dynasty. Also a reigning monarch in 15 independent states. She is a champion by age and length of stay on the throne among British monarchs (ruled since 1952 , from 25 years.) Also the oldest of the existing monarchs in the world - since 2015. The reign of Elizabeth II fell a very broad period of British and world history. Elizabeth II was able to maintain the prestige and popularity of British monarchy.
- Elizabeth Röckel (1793 - 1883) – a German opera singer (soprano); according to one version, Beethoven’s famous piano play “To Elise” was dedicated to her.
- Elisabetta Sirani (1638 - 1665) – an Italian painter.
- Elisabeth Dons (1864 - 1942) – a Danish opera singer (mezzo-soprano).
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