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Elizabeth or Elisabeth, the Greek translation of the name Elisheva, meaning "my God is an oath," "my God is abundance," "God's promise," "oath of God," or "I am God´s daughter." Elizabeth and Elisabeth are the parent unit names of Lisa, and Lilly, and Ella. Elsa, Isabel and Isabella are etymologically related foreign variants. For more information about the name, see Elizabeth (given name).



Saints (from whom other Elizabeths are namesakes)


Queens regnant of England and the United Kingdom

Belgian princess and queens consort

Many queens of various countries

Other royal women


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Media and entertainment

Films and television series
  • Elisabeth (musical), a Viennese, German-language musical written by Michael Kunze and composed by Sylvester Levay

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Elizabeth is a city in New Jersey.


Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 120,568, making it New Jersey's fourth largest city (by population). The population of Elizabeth was 125,809, as of the Census Bureau's 2005 estimate.[1] It is the county seat of Union CountyGR6.

Elizabeth was founded in 1664 by English settlers and was named for the wife of Sir George Carteret, not Queen Elizabeth I as many people assume. Originally called "Elizabethtown," and part of the Elizabethtown Tract, it was the first English speaking community formed in the new colony. It was the first capital of New Jersey. During the American Revolutionary War, Elizabeth was constantly attacked by British forces based in Manhattan and Staten Island.

On March 13, 1855, the City of Elizabeth was created by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature, combining and replacing both Elizabeth Borough (which dated back to 1740) and Elizabeth Township (which had been formed in 1693), based on the results of a referendum held on March 27, 1855. On March 19, 1857, the city became part of the newly-created Union County. Portions of the city were taken to form Linden Township on March 4, 1861.[3]

The first major industry, the Singer Sewing Machine Company came to Elizabeth and employed as many as 2,000 people. Elizabeth grew in parallel to its sister city of Newark for many years, but has been more successful in retaining a middle class presence and was spared riots in the 1960s

Get in

By plane

Newark International Airport is the main airport for central-northern New Jersey, and part of the airport actually lies in Elizabeth's city limits. New York City is easily accessible from Newark Airport, either by Cab(costly),bus, or train.

By train

Anywhere the Amtrak Railine departs in or outside New Jersey should have service to Elizabeth, as they have a major train station there.Some destinatons may require transfer of trains, but gettig there from outside areas should not be a problem. The other major railroad system is The New Jersey Transit, which runs through out the entire state and surrounding states such as parts of Pennsylvania and New York. By far,traveling by train is the most covienent method of travel other than automobiles and buses, because of its wide variety of destinations.

By car

If comin from southern Unites States, the fastest way is I-95, which runs straight up the eastcoast, and from there you can take the New Jersey Turnpike directly in into Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is a hub of several major roadways including the New Jersey Turnpike / Interstate 95, Interstate 78, U.S. Route 1/9, U.S. Route 22, Route 27, Route 28, Route 82 and Route 439.

By bus

If travel from a large distance, Greyhound Buslines is the best choice for bus travel.Though you may have to arrive in Newark first, this should not be a problem to board another bus or train, because of Newark's close proximity to Elizabeth.The New Jersey Transit bus system along with Coach USA,is also a very reliable form of transit.


There are many historical Landmarks throughout the city, such as the Art Deco Hersh Tower,St. John's Episcopal Church,First Presbyterian Church, and the City Hall building, which are all located in the Midtown area.


The city of Elizabeth offers a wide variety of things to see and do,depending on one's interest.Elizabeth is home to the largest outlet mall in New Jersey, "Jersey Gardens". Features of this mall include a Loews Ciniplex showcasing 20 movie screens, a large play area and arcade section for the kids, as well as many comfortable couches and chairs throughout the mall that parents can sit while the children play.Others include stores such as Nautica,Nike,Reebok,Adidas,Skechers,Polo Ralph Lauren,Tommy Hilfiger, and New Balance outlet stores. There is also many other well known sores that you can find in any part of the country,also having a large varity of shoe stores.The food court is tremendous and offers many different kinds of food, even a Burger King is located there. Also for those who crave shopping, Broad Street in the Midtown district is the main area for shopping with a wide variety of department stores, the most known and the largest is Shopper's World.also Elizabeth Avenue is home to many business,and is mainly populated with Hispanic-owned business,such as fresh produce markets, and travel agencies, as well as banks.

The Ritz theatre located on East Jersey Street in Midtown is a historical theatre that has been operating since 1926, and showcases many different shows,with stand-up comedy included.

  • Ikea, 1000 Center Drive (Free shuttle bus from Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal, every half hour from 10:00am - 2:30pm, weekends only. The store is right across the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) from Newark Airport.), (908) 629-0318, [1]. Mon-Fri 10am - 9pm; Saturday 10am - 9pm; Sunday 10am - 8pm; Restaurant Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 8 pm; Sat 8:30am - 8pm; Sun 9:30am - 6:30pm. This is a very big Ikea store. Ikea is famous for its inexpensive furniture and housewares and its Swedish store. The Swedish store sells traditional Swedish foodstuffs such as lingonberry and cloudberry jams, Swedish meatballs, and cardamom rusk, for homesick Swedish expatriates.  edit

Stay safe

Like many other urban cities in the United States, Elizabeth does have its problems,nice areas and bad areas. However, problems can be avoided with common sense. Do not go to areas of town you know nothing about during the night, without someone who knows the area well. It is not very likely that you will be a victim unless you make yourself a victim. The people of Elizabeth carry a mentality of handling their own business and not inteferring with others. Thus, if you are walking alone at night, try to remain in well lit areas. It is relatively safe as long as you avoid staring at groups of people even if the activity looks suspicious, 9 times out of 10 then are not even worried about you unless you seem to pose a threat or meddle in there business such as a police officer would do.

Avoid the downtown area at night, this area is close to the Port of Elizabeth and can be very dangerous at night time even for the residents, so stay away from this area at night, and never ever, handle large sums of money in public, and just make sure you are not wearing very expensive things in the night time because this can make you a target in certain parts of the city. Otherwise walking through the city during daylight hours is not a problem, and you should have nothing to worry about. North Elizabeth, Elmora, and Elmora Hills are the calmest parts of the city, and the cleanest. There is virtually no crime problems in these areas, but common sense always applies.

Also, Elizabeth is a very diverse city with ethnic groups consisiting of a majority of Hispanic/Latino citizens from almost every Latin-American nation, especially Colombians, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans, along with Portuguese and Brazilians, and a large African-American community, others include Italians, Polish, Asian, and White American (Caucasian). Being so, refrain from any racial remarks or slurs in any part of the city, as this can result in major problems and confrontations.

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Alternative spellings


From the Ancient Greek Ἐλισάβετ (Elisabet), a transliteration of the Old Testament Hebrew אֱלִישֶׁבַע (Elisheva), meaning "my God is an oath". (see El)

Proper noun




  1. A female given name, popular since the 16th century.
  2. (Biblical) The mother of John the Baptist; Elisabeth in later versions of the Bible.
    • 1380s Wycliffe version of the Bible: Luke 1:5:
      In the daies of Eroude, kyng of Judee, ther was a prest, Sakarie bi name, of the sorte of Abia, and his wijf was of the douytris of Aaron, and hir name was Elizabeth.
  3. (Biblical) Elisheba, the wife of Aaron.
    • 1380s Wycliffe version of the Bible: Exodus 6:23:
      Sotheli Aaron took a wijf, Elizabeth,the douytir of Amynadab, the sistr of Naason.

Related terms


  • 1595 Edmund Spenser, Amoretti, LXXIV:
    Most happy letters! framed by skilful trade,
    With which that happy name was first designed, - - -
    Ye three Elizabeths! for ever live,
    That three such graces did unto me give.
  • 1988 Barbara Vine ( =Ruth Rendell ), The House of Stairs, p.21:
    "Because if you say it over and over to yourself, darling, it really is a quite strange-sounding name, isn't it? It's just as strange as any other from the Old Testament, Mehetabel or Hepsibah or Shulamith, and any of them might have got to be as fashionable as Elizabeth if a queen had been called by them.
  • 1993 Phillip Margolin, Gone But Not Forgotten, Bantam Books ISBN 0553569031 p.25:
    No one ever called Elizabeth Tannenbaum stunning, but most men found her attractive. Hardly anyone called her Elizabeth, either. An "Elizabeth" was regal, cool, an eyecatching beauty. A "Betsy" was pleasant to look at, a tiny bit overweight, capable, but still fun to be with.


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