Gender: Female
Origin: Afrikaans
Pronunciation (EL-sah-BAY)

An old lower Germanic form of Elizabeth, the name was first recorded in Germany in a 1492 Hamburg census as Ilsabe and Ilsabeen.

The name has not been in wide usage in Holland or Germany since the Renaissance, but it is still prevalent among Afrikaan speakers in South Africa.

(Johannesburg pictured at right).