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What does Liz mean?

Liz Pronunciation of Liz [liz] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Liz is "God is my oath". Short form of Elizabeth. Clothing designer Liz Lange.

Associated with: oath.

Variations

Liz has 5 variants: Lizanne, Lizette, Lizz, Lyz and Lyzz.

Affiliated girl names: Eliza and Liza.

40 more relations via Elizabeth: Bet, Biff, Bit, Bizzy, Eliz, Eliza, Elize, Els, Leeza, Leisa, Leizel, Lib, Libbi, Libby, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Lili, Lilo, Lily, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisel, Lisl, Lissa, Lissi, Lissy, Liza, Lizbet, Lizeth, Lizy, Lizzi, Lizzie, Lizzy, Lusa, Lys, Lysa, Lyse and Lyza.

Creative forms:
(female) Lite, Lle, ..

(male) Ler, Lide, ..

Middle name pairings:
Liz Rhyan (L.R.), ..

How popular is Liz?

Liz is a very prominent first name for women (#955 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#31235 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Liz was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #529 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Liz rated in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13 from recent data), Lily (#25), Eliza (#175), Lisa (#749), Libby (#995), Lizeth (#1576), Liza (#1685), Lizbet, Lizette, Lizzie, Lissa, Lili, Leisa, Leeza and Lise. Other variants, like Lib, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Liz was common among parents during 1960-1969 (usage of 5.7%) and is now much reduced (usage 1.4%, 75% less), with forms such as Lizzie becoming somewhat dated. Elizabeth is the firm favorite, although Eliza appears to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liz, Eliza, Elizabeth, Leeza, Leisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Libby, Lili, Lily, Lisa, Lise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lissa, Liza, Lizbet, Lizeth, Lizette, Lizzie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Liz is alike in pronunciation to Lace, Lize, Lois, Loise, Luce, Luise and Luz. Other suggested similar names are Lia, Lil, Lin and Liv. These names tend to be less commonly used than Liz.

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