|History of name:
Appears a number of times in the Christian Bible. The name of John the Baptist's mother (Luke 1:13) "But the angel said to him: Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John." and a close relative of Jesus' mother Mary who encouraged Mary with a prophecy in Luke 1 42 - 45. "When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit."