Bathsheba

Bathsheba is the name of the wife of King David and the mother of Solomon. In the Old Testament, Bathsheba’s husband Uriah is intentionally sent to the frontline of battle to be killed so that King David could marry her. They have a son, Solomon. The name comes from Hebrew meaning "daughter of the oath" or … Continue reading Bathsheba

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Aithley

Aithley is an English female name which seems to have originally been a surname. The meaning behind it is unclear. I've seen it listed as meaning "born in a garden" but I'm not too convinced of the meaning. I know that the last part, -ley, comes from Old English lēah meaning "clearing, meadow, woodland", so the surname might have … Continue reading Aithley

Isabel

Isabel is the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance". Nicknames: Izzy/Izzie, Bel/Belle Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isabelle (French, English, German, Dutch) Isabell (German, English) Isabella (English, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian) Isabela (Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian) Ysabel (Spanish) Izabel (Brazilian Portuguese) Izabella … Continue reading Isabel

Lisa

Lisa originated as a short form of Elizabeth, a female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Mawu-Lisa is also the name of a creator goddess in Dahomey mythology in Benin in West Africa, sometimes described as a pair of twins with Lisa being the male part representing the sun and … Continue reading Lisa

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is an English female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Nicknames: Lizzie/Lizzy, Beth, Eliza, Izzy, Ella, Ellie Origin: Hebrew Variants: Elisabet (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Biblical Greek) Elisabeth (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English) Zabel (Armenian) Elixabete (Basque) Elisheba (Hebrew) Elisaveta (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Elizabeta (Slovene, … Continue reading Elizabeth

Belia

Belia has several possible meanings and origins such as: it's an Indonesian word meaning "youth"; it may also be a variant of Bella, the short form of Isabella, the Latinate form of Elizabeth, which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance"; Bella also means "beautiful" in Italian from Latin bellus; Belia may also be a … Continue reading Belia

Bellalune

Bellalune is a combination of two names: Bella, which means "beautiful" in Italian and Spanish which comes from Latin bellus (beautiful, pretty, handsome), though it could also be a short form of names like Isabella (the Latinate form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance") or Arabella (a medieval Scottish … Continue reading Bellalune

Ella

Ella comes from Germanic element alja meaning "other, another, foreign" and from which the name Eleanor/Alianor comes from. Ella could also be a nickname for names beginning and ending with ella such as Gabriella (feminine form of Gabriel meaning "God is my strong man" or "God is my strength") and Daniella (feminine form of Daniel meaning "God is my judge"), Elizabeth (meaning "God is an oath" or "my … Continue reading Ella

Lisetta

Lisetta is an Italian diminutive of Elizabeth, which comes from Hebrew 'Elisheva meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Lysetta (English) Lisette (French, English) Lysette (English) Lizette (English)  

Betty

Origin: Hebrew Meaning: Betty is a nickname for Elizabeth, which is the English form of Elisabet, the Greek form of Hebrew name 'Elisheva meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance". Variants: Bettie Betti Bette Elizabeth (English) Elisabeth (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English) Elsabeth (English) Elyzabeth (English) Elisabet (Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, … Continue reading Betty