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What does Liza mean?

Liza \l(i)-za\ as a girls' 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 variants: Leeza, Litsea, Litzea, Liz, Lizzie and Lyza.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Betty.

Liza has 22 more different forms via Aliza, Eliza, Elizabeth, Lisa: Aliza, Eliza, Elza, Leisa, Lib, Lies, Liesa, Lili, Lilo, Lily, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisl, Lissa, Liszka, Lizy, Lizz, Lizzi, Lizzy, Lusa and Lysa.


Liza is a very prominent first name for women (#808 out of 4276, Top 19%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#122534 out of 150436, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Liza for girls. Liza reached its peak rank of #424 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Popular related forms of Liza ranked in the Top 1000 are Elizabeth (#14 in 2014), Lily (#27), Eliza (#212), Lisa (#750), Aliza (#818), Liz, Lissa, Lizzie, Lise, Leisa, Betty and Elza. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3847%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2445%, down 36.4%), with the versions Lisa, Betty, Lizzie, Liza and Liz becoming somewhat outmoded. Eliza (#212) and Lily (#27) are two of the more trendy birth names in this compilation, with both names going through a revival in usage. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Liza and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aliza, Betty, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elza, Leisa, Lily, Lisa, Lise, Lissa in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Liz, Liza, Lizzie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Liza is alike in pronunciation to Louiza, Luisa and Luiza. Other suggested similar baby names are Diza, Giza, Lexa, Lia, Liba, Licha, Licia, Lida, Ligia, Lila, Lina, Lira, Lisha, Lisia, Lita, Liva, Liya, Lize, Lucza, Lujza, Luz, Lyz and Lyzz. These names tend to be less frequently used than Liza.