Elisabeth, Elizabella, Elizabelle, Elsbeth, Elspeth, Elisha; abbrev. Beth, Eliza, Libby, Liz, Lizzie, Lizzy Hebrew, meaning ‘consecrated to God’. Possibly one of the most versatile names you could choose, Elizabeth can be shortened to Liz, Beth or Eli. Meaning 'my God is bountiful' Elizabeth is always in style thanks to the royal lineage and actor Elizabeth Taylor. Two queens of England have been named this: Queen Elizabeth I ruled England from 1558 to 1603, and Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne since 1952. Enduringly popular, especially with its many variant and shortened forms including Beth, Lizzie and Libby.