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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“When once estrangement has arisen between those who truly love each other, everything seems to widen the breach.”
—Mary Elizabeth Braddon (18371915)