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What does Liza mean?

Liza [liza] 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.

Associated with: oath.


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

Related girl name: Betty.

Liza has 54 more different relations via Aliza, Eliza, Elizabeth, Lisa: Alieza, Aliza, Alizah, Alyza, Beta, Biff, Bit, Bizzy, Elisa, Eliz, Eliza, Elizah, Elize, Elliza, Elsa, Elyza, Elza, Ilsa, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Leizel, Lib, Libbi, Libby, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesja, Lili, Lilo, Lily, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisel, Liseta, Lisl, Lissa, Lissi, Lissy, Liszka, Lizbet, Lizeth, Lizy, Lizz, Lizzi, Lizzy, Lusa, Lys, Lysa, Lyse, Lyssa and Veta.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Leza, Luza, ..

(male) Lizala, Lizam, ..

How popular is Liza?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Liza for girls. Liza reached its peak rank of #440 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1709. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Popular related forms of Liza (#1709 in 2014) ranked in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#14 in 2014), Lily (#27), Eliza (#212), Elsa (#286), Elisa (#498), Lisa (#750), Aliza (#818), Libby (#888), Betty (#1254), Lizeth (#1348), Liz, Veta, Lizbet, Lizzie, Lissa, Lyssa, Lise, Leeza, Leesa, Leisa, Elza, Alyza, Lili and Leasa. Adoption of these forms of Liza reached its highest during the years 1930-1939 (median #1413) and has become significantly diminished since (#1432, 75.7% less usage), with versions like Lizzie becoming somewhat outmoded. The trendier baby names in this list are Elsa, Eliza, Aliza, Libby and Lily.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liza, Aliza, Alyza, Betty, Elisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eliza, Elizabeth, Elsa, Elza, Leasa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Libby, Lili in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lily, Lisa, Lise, Lissa, Liz in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lizbet, Lizeth, Lizzie, Lyssa, Veta in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Liza is alike in pronunciation to Laci, Lacy, Lesy, Lesya, Lluisa, Louisa, Louiza, Luci, Lucy, Luisa and Luiza. Other suggested similar names are Arza, Aza, Briza, Diza, Enza, Giza, Lala, Lara, Lata, Lea, Leda, Leila, Leina, Lena, Leta, Lexa, Leya, Lia, Liana, Liba, Licha, Licia, Lida, Lidah, Ligia, Lil, Lila, Lilac, Lilah, Lilas, Lilla, Lin, Lina, Linah, Lind, Linn, Linzi, Liora, Lira, Liri, Lisha, Lisia, Lita, Liv, Liva, Livia, Livya, Liya, Lize, Lizena, Loida, Lona, Lora, Luba, Lucza, Lujza, Lula, Luz, Lyna, Lyz, Lyzz, Roza, Teza and Tirza. These names tend to be less frequently used than Liza.