Elspeth - Meaning of Elspeth
[ 2 syll. el-(s)pet(h), els-pe-th ] The baby girl name Elspeth is pronounced EHLZPeh-TH †. Elspeth's origin is Hebrew, and its use, English and Scottish. The name developed as a diminutive of Elizabeth in the 19th century.
Elspeth is a contraction of the English, Greek, and Hebrew Elizabeth in the English and Scottish languages.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of the name Elspeth.
Other forms of Elspeth include the diminutives Elsa (English, Finnish, German, Scandinavian, and Scottish), Elsie (English and Scottish), and Elspie (Scottish and English), and the variant spelling Elspet (Scottish and English).
Elspeth is an irregularly used baby girl name. It is not ranked within the top 1000. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly linked to Elspeth, Elizabeth was the most commonly used.
Baby names that sound like Elspeth include Elsbet, Elsbeth, Elspet, Elizbeth, Elsabeth, Eliisabet, Elisabet, Elisabete, Elisabeth, Elisabethe, Elisabith, Elisavet, Elishafat, Elishaphat, Elizabith, Elysabeth, Elyshafat, Elyshaphat, Elzbieta, and Elisabeta.
† Pronunciation for Elspeth: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)"
A famous person named Elspeth is Author Elspeth Huxley, born Elspeth Joscelin Huxley July 23, 1907 - January 10, 1997, British East Africa.