middle names for elizabeth

Best 100 Middle Names for Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a well-known name for girls that has been around since biblical times. In 2020, Elizabeth ranked #16 in US births, with 7,216 girls being named Elizabeth at birth. This popular name has been high ranking on the popularity charts for over a century! The lowest popularity rank Elizabeth has held was #26 in the 1940’s. 

Needless to say, this timeless name is not going anywhere. Whether you are looking for a unique name or a traditional name to pair with Elizabeth, there are endless options. 

Meaning of the Name Elizabeth

The first record of the name Elizabeth is in the Old Testament of the Bible.  It is Hebrew in origin. Elizabeth translates to “God is my oath.” The name Elizabeth is most commonly used as a girls name. 

OriginHebrew
Pronunciationuh-lih-zuh-beth

Best Middle Names for Elizabeth

Some parents choose a more unique name or a name that holds family meaning as a middle name for their child. The best name for your child is one that you love. Some of our favorite combinations include:

  1. Elizabeth Adelaide
  2. Elizabeth Adele
  3. Elizabeth Amelia
  4. Elizabeth Amy
  5. Elizabeth Ann
  6. Elizabeth Annabelle
  7. Elizabeth Antionette
  8. Elizabeth Bailey
  9. Elizabeth Beatriz
  10. Elizabeth Bridget
  11. Elizabeth Brooke
  12. Elizabeth Cameron
  13. Elizabeth Caroline
  14. Elizabeth Charlotte
  15. Elizabeth Claire
  16. Elizabeth Clarisse
  17. Elizabeth Clove
  18. Elizabeth Colette
  19. Elizabeth Cooper
  20. Elizabeth Coralie
  21. Elizabeth Dahlia
  22. Elizabeth Daisy
  23. Elizabeth Dawn
  24. Elizabeth Delphine
  25. Elizabeth Dove
  26. Elizabeth Eleanor 
  27. Elizabeth Eliana 
  28. Elizabeth Faith
  29. Elizabeth Flynn
  30. Elizabeth Frances
  31. Elizabeth Gabrielle
  32. Elizabeth Gianna
  33. Elizabeth Glenn
  34. Elizabeth Grace
  35. Elizabeth Hadley
  36. Elizabeth Harper
  37. Elizabeth Holly
  38. Elizabeth Hope
  39. Elizabeth Ilene
  40. Elizabeth Ireland
  41. Elizabeth Ivy
  42. Elizabeth Jade
  43. Elizabeth Jane
  44. Elizabeth Jean
  45. Elizabeth Jo
  46. Elizabeth Joan
  47. Elizabeth Joelle
  48. Elizabeth Josephina
  49. Elizabeth Josephine
  50. Elizabeth Joy
  51. Elizabeth June
  52. Elizabeth Juniper
  53. Elizabeth Kate
  54. Elizabeth Kathleen
  55. Elizabeth Kay
  56. Elizabeth Kendall
  57. Elizabeth Lake
  58. Elizabeth Lane
  59. Elizabeth Lark
  60. Elizabeth Laurel
  61. Elizabeth Lauren
  62. Elizabeth Lee
  63. Elizabeth Lila
  64. Elizabeth Liliana
  65. Elizabeth Lily
  66. Elizabeth Lorna
  67. Elizabeth Louise 
  68. Elizabeth Lydia
  69. Elizabeth Lynn
  70. Elizabeth Maeve
  71. Elizabeth Margot
  72. Elizabeth Marie
  73. Elizabeth Maureen
  74. Elizabeth Michelle
  75. Elizabeth Miranda
  76. Elizabeth Moon
  77. Elizabeth Neve
  78. Elizabeth Nicole
  79. Elizabeth Noelle
  80. Elizabeth Paige
  81. Elizabeth Pearl
  82. Elizabeth Quinn
  83. Elizabeth Rain
  84. Elizabeth Reed
  85. Elizabeth Regina
  86. Elizabeth Renee
  87. Elizabeth Rosalie
  88. Elizabeth Rose
  89. Elizabeth Scarlet
  90. Elizabeth Skye
  91. Elizabeth Sloane
  92. Elizabeth Sophia
  93. Elizabeth Sue
  94. Elizabeth Valentina
  95. Elizabeth Vivienne
  96. Elizabeth Wren
  97. Elizabeth Zahra
  98. Elizabeth Zara
  99. Elizabeth Zinnia
  100. Elizabeth Zoe

How To Pick a Middle Name

Family Names

A child’s middle name is a great way to honor a beloved family member. It could be someone who has passed or a living family member who means a lot to the parents. Middle names don’t need to be gender-specific, so this could be a good place to include male or female family members. 

Some parents like to include family surnames, such as the mother’s maiden name, as a middle name. This allows both sides of the family to pass down their name to the child. Any name that is meaningful to the family can make a nice middle name.

Flow and Initials

Probably the most important thing parents think of when choosing their child’s name is how it all sounds together. The first, middle, and last name should flow nicely together.

Many popular middle names are short, one or two syllable names because they pair well with most first names.

If family members speak another language or have an accent, take into consideration how everyone will be pronouncing the names when determining how they fit together

Monograms are popular in Southern culture, but it is still helpful to consider your child’s initials regardless of where you live.

Monograms for women are typically in the order of first name initial, large last name initial, and then middle name initial.

For men, the initials are usually in order of first, middle, and then last name. Avoid spelling out unfortunate words with the initials.

Middle names and their initials can also be used for nicknames. For example, Mary Elizabeth can be shortened to Mary Beth. Or, Elizabeth Zoe can be shortened to the initials E. Z. As a nickname. 

If you just can’t narrow it down to a first name and a middle name, you can always include multiple middle names. In the United States, most people only have one middle name, but it is common around the world to have two or more.

It is recommended not to add too many middle names though. Most paperwork only leaves a spot for a single middle name or initial and multiple names can lead to confusion.

Special Meanings

A child’s middle name is a great way to pay homage to anything that holds special meaning to the parents. Some inspiration for names includes:

  • Influential people in your life
  • Characters from books, movies, or television
  • Locations hold memories
  • Languages that are important to the family

First Name for Middle Name Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a four syllable middle name. This allows it to flow nicely with most first names, from short one syllable names to equally long four syllable names.

  1. Addison Elizabeth
  2. Alexis Elizabeth
  3. Alice Elizabeth
  4. Allison Elizabeth
  5. Amber Elizabeth
  6. Amy Elizabeth
  7. Anna Elizabeth
  8. Audrey Elizabeth
  9. Bailey Elizabeth
  10. Bethany Elizabeth
  11. Bridget Elizabeth
  12. Brooke Elizabeth
  13. Caitlin Elizabeth
  14. Cara Elizabeth
  15. Carly Elizabeth
  16. Carmen Elizabeth
  17. Caroline Elizabeth
  18. Catherine Elizabeth
  19. Cecelia Elizabeth
  20. Charlotte Elizabeth
  21. Chloe Elizabeth
  22. Clara Elizabeth
  23. Colleen Elizabeth
  24. Cora Elizabeth
  25. Dahlia Elizabeth
  26. Daisy Elizabeth
  27. Daphne Elizabeth
  28. Delilah Elizabeth
  29. Emily Elizabeth
  30. Erin Elizabeth
  31. Evelyn Elizabeth
  32. Felicity Elizabeth
  33. Flora Elizabeth
  34. Genevieve Elizabeth
  35. Georgia Elizabeth
  36. Grace Elizabeth
  37. Hadley Elizabeth
  38. Hannah Elizabeth
  39. Heather Elizabeth
  40. Helen Elizabeth
  41. Ivy Elizabeth
  42. Jade Elizabeth
  43. Jane Elizabeth
  44. Jasmine Elizabeth
  45. Jessica Elizabeth
  46. Jillian Elizabeth
  47. Joanna Elizabeth 
  48. Jordan Elizabeth
  49. Kaley Elizabeth
  50. Katherine Elizabeth
  51. Katie Elizabeth
  52. Keira Elizabeth 
  53. Kennedy Elizabeth
  54. Kimberly Elizabeth 
  55. Laura Elizabeth
  56. Lauren Elizabeth
  57. Leah Elizabeth
  58. Lillian Elizabeth
  59. Lucille Elizabeth
  60. Lucy Elizabeth
  61. Madeline Elizabeth
  62. Madison Elizabeth
  63. Mallory Elizabeth
  64. Margaret Elizabeth
  65. Margot Elizabeth
  66. Marianne Elizabeth
  67. Marissa Elizabeth
  68. Mary Elizabeth
  69. Mia Elizabeth
  70. Michelle Elizabeth
  71. Miriam Elizabeth
  72. Molly Elizabeth
  73. Morgan Elizabeth
  74. Naomi Elizabeth
  75. Natalie Elizabeth
  76. Nicole Elizabeth
  77. Nora Elizabeth
  78. Olivia Elizabeth
  79. Ophelia Elizabeth
  80. Paige Elizabeth
  81. Phoebe Elizabeth
  82. Piper Elizabeth
  83. Poppy Elizabeth
  84. Rachel Elizabeth
  85. Reagan Elizabeth
  86. Regina Elizabeth
  87. Renee Elizabeth
  88. Rose Elizabeth
  89. Rosemary Elizabeth
  90. Ruby Elizabeth
  91. Scarlett Elizabeth
  92. Shannon Elizabeth
  93. Shea Elizabeth
  94. Sophia Elizabeth
  95. Stella Elizabeth
  96. Teresa Elizabeth
  97. Veronica Elizabeth
  98. Victoria Elizabeth
  99. Violet Elizabeth 
  100. Zoe Elizabeth

Nicknames for Elizabeth

If you’re looking to use a traditional name like Elizabeth, but you would like your child’s name to be a little more personalized, a nickname is a great option. Nicknames are commonly used affectionately amongst family and friends.

  • Liz
  • Lizzy
  • Beth
  • Betsy
  • Betty
  • Eliza
  • Bess
  • Bessie
  • Elle
  • Ellie
  • Elise
  • Elsa
  • Babette
  • Bettina
  • Lisbeth
  • Libby
  • Liza
  • Lisa
  • Lilibet
  • Birdie

Variations of Elizabeth

Since the name Elizabeth was first recorded in the Bible, it has a variation in almost every language that the Bible has been translated into. Some examples include:

  • Isabella (Italian)
  • Isobel (Scottish)
  • Isabel (Spanish)
  • Elisabeta (Romanian)
  • Elisabete (Portuguese)
  • Elikapeka (Hawaiian)
  • Elisa (Turkish)

Names that are similar to Elizabeth

  • Elsbeth
  • Bethany
  • Elisa
  • Isabelle

Sibling Boy Names That Go With Elizabeth

Suggested names for a brother of Elizabeth pull inspiration from the Bible, the British royal family, and alliteration. 

  • Elizabeth and Aaron
  • Elizabeth and Albert
  • Elizabeth and Benjamin
  • Elizabeth and Charles
  • Elizabeth and David
  • Elizabeth and Edison
  • Elizabeth and Edward
  • Elizabeth and Elias
  • Elizabeth and Elijah
  • Elizabeth and Elliott
  • Elizabeth and Emerson
  • Elizabeth and George
  • Elizabeth and Henry
  • Elizabeth and Isaac
  • Elizabeth and Jacob
  • Elizabeth and James
  • Elizabeth and John
  • Elizabeth and Joseph
  • Elizabeth and Philip
  • Elizabeth and William

Sibling Girl Names That Go With Elizabeth

Suggested names for a sister of Elizabeth pull inspiration from the Bible, the British royal family, and alliteration. 

  • Elizabeth and Abigail
  • Elizabeth and Anne
  • Elizabeth and Catherine
  • Elizabeth and Charlotte
  • Elizabeth and Deborah
  • Elizabeth and Eleanor
  • Elizabeth and Ella
  • Elizabeth and Emma
  • Elizabeth and Erica
  • Elizabeth and Esmeralda
  • Elizabeth and Ethel
  • Elizabeth and Everley
  • Elizabeth and Fiona
  • Elizabeth and Margaret
  • Elizabeth and Mary
  • Elizabeth and Miriam
  • Elizabeth and Olivia
  • Elizabeth and Ruth
  • Elizabeth and Sarah
  • Elizabeth and Victoria

Famous People With the Name Elizabeth

With over a century of popularity and a connection to the British royal family, it is not surprising that there are numerous examples of famous people with the name Elizabeth. 

Famous Elizabeths

Elizabeth IQueen of England
Elizabeth IICurrent Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen ElizabethThe Queen Mother
Elizabeth TaylorActress, one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s
Elizabeth HurleyActress in film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and E! Original Series The Royals
Elizabeth ArdenFounder of make up brand “Elizabeth Arden”
Elizabeth “Betsy” RossCredited for making the first American flag although there is some debate
Elizabeth GilbertAuthor of Eat Pray Love
Elizabeth OlsenActress in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth WarrenPolitician
Elizabeth Grant “Lana Del Rey”Singer
Elizabeth Barrett BrowningVictorian Era Poet
Elizabeth BanksActress in film The Hunger Games
Elizabeth SmartAmerican child safety activist and commentator for ABC News

Fictional Characters Named Elizabeth

Elizabeth Muppet from television series Sesame Street
Elizabeth BennettFictional character in Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth “Beth” MarchFictional character in Little Women
Elizabeth HarmonProtagonist in the novel The Queen’s Gambit
Elizabeth SwannMain character in film series Pirates of the Caribbean
Elizabeth WebberFictional character in daytime soap opera General Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no official database that looks at records of middle names, but all you need to do is start asking around to see that Elizabeth seems to be a fairly common middle name for girls. A study done through Ancestry UK found that Elizabeth was tied with Jane for the fourth most popular middle name for girls. Louise, Rose, and Grace took the top three spots. 

While Tess does not seem to be short for Elizabeth, many parents have used Tess as a nickname for Elizabeth. 

Elizabeth is shortened to Beth. Betty is then used as a nickname for Beth. 

In the Old Testament, we find the first mention of the name Elizabeth. In the Old Testament the name is spelled Elisheva and it refers to the wife of Aaron (who is the brother of Moses). 

In the New Testament, the name is spelled Elisabet. Elisabet is the mother of John the Baptist and the cousin of Mary. It is said that when Mary visited Elisabet when they were both pregnant (with Jesus Christ and John the Baptist, respectively), Elisabet felt the baby leap in her womb and she was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Final Thoughts on Middle Names for Elizabeth

A name with as much history as Elizabeth is an excellent choice for a baby. It is a strong name that can be seamlessly paired with other traditional names or something more unique. 

If you’re looking for more first name and middle name ideas, head over to our Baby Names section!

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