Elizabeth or Elisabeth is the Greek transliteration (Ἐλισάβετ, Elisábet) of the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning "God's promise", "oath of God", or "I am God’s daughter". Elizabeth and Elisabeth are the parent unit names of Libby, Lisa, Liza, Lilly, Lizzie, Liz, Beth, Betty, Ella, Elisa, Elise, and Eliza; Elspeth, Elsa, Bitsy, Betsy, Isabel, and Isabella, are etymologically related variants. Alice, possibly derived from the Spanish spelling, Alicia, is a form.
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“A sumptuous dwelling the rich man hath.
And dainty is his repast;
But remember that luxurys prodigal hand
Keeps the furnace of toil in blast.”
—Mary Elizabeth Hewitt (b.1818)