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pinWhat does Luz mean?

Luz /luz/ as a girls' name is pronounced looz. It is of Spanish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Luz is "light".

Also (Armenian) "moon". Biblical: an early name of the town of Bethel. Also a reference to the Virgin Mary as "Our Lady of the Light".


Luz has 3 variants: Luzelena, Luzette and Luziana.

Affiliated girl names: Lucinda, Lucita and Lucy.

Luz has 2 more alternative forms via Mary: Mal and May.

Kreatif forms: Liluz, Luzli, Luzta. [more]

pinHow popular is Luz?

Luz is a very prominent first name for women (#350 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15796 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the baby name history of Luz for girls. Luz entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #186 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Luz and related names. Prominent varying forms of Luz are Lucinda, Lucy (#62 in recent rankings), Mary (#120) and May. These forms of Luz were favored about 11 decades ago (median #235) and have become much less widespread since (#636, 52.5%). Mary is more familiar than the rest, though Lucy is now the preferred form, while versions such as Lucinda are no longer trendy.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Luz, Lucinda, Lucy, Mary, May in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lucy, Mary outside U.S.

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Luz is pronounced similarly to Lace, Lies, Lis, Lise, Liz, Lize, Lizz, Lois, Luce, Luise, Lys, Lyse, Lyz and Lyzz. Another suggested similar baby name is Lu. These names tend to be less frequently used than Luz.