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What does Eliza mean?

Eliza Pronunciation of Eliza [eliza] 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.

Associated with: oath, 16th century, literary, flower, fair (beautiful), lady (noble).


Eliza has 10 variants: Aliza, Alizah, Elisa, Elizah, Elyza, Elyzza, Elza, Liz, Liza and Lyza.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Elira, Elisza, ..

(male) Elicio, Elima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eliza Alma (E.A.), ..

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)

Eliza reached its highest position of #104 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #175 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eliza name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eliza outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Eliza (#175 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13 from current records), Ellie (#47), Elise (#174), Elsie (#386), Elle (#398), Elisa (#486), Elsa (#487), Elyse (#653), Aliza (#675), Lisa (#749), Elissa (#1395), Liza (#1685), Elyssa (#1925), Liz, Else, Elizabet, Leisa, Leeza and Elza. Other variants, like Ellissa, are seldom used. These forms of Eliza reached the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 (adoption of 5.71%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 1.59%, 72.2%), with forms like Liza becoming somewhat dated. The trendier girl names among these are Ellie, Eliza, Elise, Elle, Aliza, Elisa and Elyse.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eliza, Aliza, Elisa, Elise, Elissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizabet, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie, Elsa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Else, Elsie, Elyse, Elyssa, Elza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leeza, Leisa, Lisa, Liz, Liza in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eliza, Elisa, Elise, Elizabeth, Elle outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elsa, Elsie, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eliza is alike in pronunciation to Alaisa, Aleeza, Alicea, Alieza, Aliezah, Alisa, Alisah, Alissa, Allisa, Aloisa, Alysa, Alyza, Elisee, Elissia, Eloisa, Elouisa, Elysa, Ilisa, Ilissa, Ilysa, Oleisa, Olisa, Ulissa and Yolaiza. Other recommended names are Alitza, Ariza, Briza, Deliza, Diza, Edira, Edita, Egina, Eila, Elaina, Elata, Elba, Elda, Elga, Elgiva, Elia, Elian, Elice, Elicia, Elida, Elidi, Elidia, Eligia, Elika, Elina, Elinda, Eline, Eliora, Elis, Elish, Elisha, Elisia, Elita, Elitta, Elka, Ellga, Ellia, Ellina, Elma, Elna, Elsha, Elssa, Elva, Elvia, Elvira, Emina, Erina, Eulia, Evia, Feliza and Raiza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eliza.

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