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What does Lis mean?

Lis Pronunciation of Lis [lis] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Lis is "God is my oath". Lis is a variant form of Elisabeth (Hebrew). Lis is also a variation of Elizabeth (Hebrew).

Associated with: oath.


Lis has 7 variants: Lies, Liese, Lise, Liz, Lizz, Lys and Lyse.

48 more different relations via Elisabeth, Elizabeth: Bep, Bess, Bet, Biff, Bit, Eilis, Elisa, Elise, Eliz, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsy, Ilsa, Ilse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Leisel, Lib, Libbi, Libby, Liesa, Liesel, Liesja, Lili, Lilli, Lilo, Lily, Lisa, Lisbet, Lisel, Liset, Liseth, Lisl, Lissa, Lissi, Lissie, Lissy, Liza, Lizy, Lizzi, Lizzy, Lusa, Lysa, Lyssa, Lyssi and Lyza.

Creative forms:
(female) Lais, Leis, ..

(male) Lice, Lle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lis Kassandra (L.K.), ..

How popular is Lis?

Lis is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#12288 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Lis (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13 from recent data), Lily (#25), Elise (#174), Elisa (#486), Elsa (#487), Elisabeth (#718), Lisa (#749), Libby (#995), Liza (#1685), Liset, Lise, Lissa, Liz, Lyssa, Lisbet, Lissie, Else, Leisa, Leesa, Bess, Lili, Ilse, Lilli and Leasa. Adoption of these relations of Lis was widespread among parents 55 years ago (usage of 5.7%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 1.5%, down 74%), with forms such as Elizabeth becoming somewhat outmoded. Elizabeth has been the recurring favorite, though Lily has grown trendy as well. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bess, Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elsa, Else, Ilse, Leasa, Leesa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leisa, Libby, Lili, Lilli, Lily in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Liset, Lissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lissie, Liz, Liza, Lyssa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elisa, Elise, Elizabeth, Elsa, Libby outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lily, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lis is alike in pronunciation to Lace, Leese, Lize, Lois, Loise, Louise, Lowise, Loyise, Luce, Luise, Luz, Lyz and Lyzz. Other recommended names are Cis, Lia, Lil, Lin, Liv, Nis and Sis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lis.

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