What does Eliza mean?
Eliza /eli-za/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eliza is "God is my oath".
Short form of Elizabeth, first used as an independent name in the 16th century. Literary: name of the escaping slave in "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and Cockney flower girl Eliza Dolittle in "My Fair Lady". Actress Eliza Dushku.
Eliza▲ has 32 more related forms via Elizabeth: Belita, Eilis, Eilish, Eleisa, Elisah, Elise▲, Elissa▼, Eliz, Elizabet, Elize, Elle▲, Ellie▲, Ellissa, Elliza, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsi, Ellyza, Els, Elsa▲, Else, Elsee, Elsie▲, Elsy, Elyse▲, Elyssa▼, Ilsa, Leeza, Leisa, Lisa▼, Lizy and Lizz.Kreatif forms: Elira, Elizaeu. [more]
How popular is Eliza?
Eliza is a very prominent first name for women (#718 out of 4276, Top 17%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Eliza for girls. Eliza reached its highest position of #104 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #212 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Eliza (#212 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Elizabeth (#14 the previous year), Ellie (#55), Elise (#166), Elsa (#286), Elsie (#336), Elle (#395), Elisa (#498), Elyse (#611), Lisa (#750), Aliza (#818), Liz, Liza, Leisa, Elza, Elissa, Elyssa and Else. Variants like Elliza are seldom used. These girl names are at the apex of their popularity today (usage of 0.3811%), except for the forms Lisa, Elyssa, Elissa, Liza and Liz which have become somewhat dated. The trendier girl names among these are Elsa (#286), Elsie (#336), Elisa (#498), Ellie (#55) and Eliza (#212), and there is a rebound in birth name usage for Elisa, Eliza, Ellie, Elsa and Elsie. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Eliza and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Eliza▲ is alike in pronunciation to Alieza, Alisa▼, Alyza, Eloisa▼, Elysa, Ilisa and Olisa. Other recommended similar baby names are Elga, Elia, Elice, Elicia, Elida▼, Eligia, Elika, Elina, Elis, Elish, Elisha▼, Elisia, Elita, Elka, Ellga, Elsha and Elssa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eliza.