A Hebrew name meaning “God’s promise,” Elizabeth has been popular in England since the first Queen Elizabeth’s reign during the 16th century. It has more than 150 variants including Belle, Bess, Elise, Ispeth, Lizette and Ysabel.
Queen Elizabeth II is Head of State of the UK and its 15 other Commonwealth realms, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada. As the daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926 and took her place as Queen at the age of 25. She is married to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and has four children.