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Feb 07

Worldbuilding Wednesday 2/7/18: Let’s Talk About Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth the I: Powerful and regal.

 

Elizabeth remains one of the more popular girls’ name in the USA. The name originated from the Hebrew Elisheva or Elisheba, translated into Greek as Elisabet. In its classic English form, Elizabeth,  is classic, stately, and elegant. Derivations include the popular Isabel, Elise, and Bella; there are also many diminutive forms such as Lisa, Betsy, Beth, Elsa, Ella, Lissette, Liz, Liza, Betty and Bessie, and foreign ones such as Erzsebet (Hungarian) and Elspeth (Scottish.) (For a fuller list check out the Wikipedia entry.) Any of these, with a tweak or two, can provide a solid name, or names, for female characters in a fantasy setting.

Or, you can appropriate one of my variations here.

Variations on Elizabeth


 

Esferalpha

Ilizabeth

Ylizabet

Edoirameth

Ethriza

Elizoria

Ellalossa

Elstilada

Elhanabreth

Alravina

Elizayla

Ímhallera

Elizoline

Elizudra

Elizzeda

Aelizeffa

Elizynette

Elorabeth

Shinabet

Alizabeth

Elzenabeth

Aelizabeth

Elzydris

Evizabeth

Elsananeth

Elizaneth

Ysorialbet

Elizatra

Anizythis

Élizanje

Etrizamet

Elmorielle

Elizothy

Panzibeth

Elizameth

Elizabad

Zanizabet

Saazabet

Elezaben

Elivabeth

Jorizabeth

Thuradabeth

Elmabith

Elizabek

Elizeren

Nyzabeth

Zanisabeth

Elinibeth

Lalizibith

Elzeffabet

Idizabeth

Dalizabeh

Starzabet

Cassimith

Farizabet

Elarabeth

Leelibeth

Elidew

Elizared

Elizhyrine

Edhalobel

Elizarene

Ellukabeth

Ifzandrisat

Elenzabeth

Olimothrin

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