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Meaning and name origin

Liza \l(i)-za\ as a girl's name is pronounced LYE-za, LEE-zah. It is of English origin. Short form of Elizabeth (Hebrew) "God is my oath", Aliza, and Eliza. See also Lisa. Entertainer Liza Minnelli.


Liza has 6 variant forms: Leeza, Litsea, Litzea, Liz, Lizzie and Lyza.

For more information, see also the related girl name Betty.


Liza is a very popular first name for females (#808 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Liza for girls. Liza reached its highest rank of #424 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Liza name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Liza and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Eliza (#212), Lisa (#750), Aliza (#818), Lizzie, Liza, Liz and Betty. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aliza, Betty, Eliza, Elizabeth, Lisa, Liz, Liza, Lizzie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Liza is also pronounced similarly to Leisa, Liesa, Lissa, Lizy, Lizzy, Louiza, Luisa, Luiza, Lusa and Lysa. Other suggested similar baby names are Diza, Giza, Lexa, Lia, Liba, Licha, Licia, Lida, Lies, Ligia, Lila, Lina, Lira, Lis, Lise, Lisha, Lisia, Liszka, Lita, Liva, Liya, Lize, Lizz, Lizzi, Lucza, Lujza, Luz, Lyz and Lyzz. These names tend to be less commonly used than Liza.