What does Elza mean?
Elza /elza/ as a name for girls. Elza's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Elza is "God is my oath". Elza is an alternate form of Eliza (Hebrew): short transcription of Elizabeth. Compare last name Elzy.
How popular is Elza?
Elza is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3653 out of 4276, Top 85%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#36956 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Elza for girls. Elza entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #988 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Elza and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Elza are Eliza (#212 2 years ago), Elisa (#498), Aliza (#818), Liza and Liz. Other forms, like Lyza, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Elza was at its highest during 1880-1889 (average #706) and is almost as conventional today (#754, ▼16.5%), but with the forms Liz and Liza becoming less trendy. Eliza is the clear favorite, although Elisa appears to be gaining popularity too. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Elza is pronounced similarly to Ellsa, Elsa▲, Elssa, Elsy and Ilsa. Other recommended similar baby names are Ealga, Ela, Elba▼, Elda▼, Elga, Elia, Elika, Elis, Eliz, Elize, Elka, Elke, Ella▲, Ellga, Elliza, Ellyza, Elma▼, Elna▼, Els, Else, Elsha, Elva▼, Elysa and Enza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elza.