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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“...we never worked for white people in their homes. No, sir, not even once! That is one of the accomplishments in my life of which I am the most proud, yes, sir!”
—Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)