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What 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.

For more information, see also related girl names Lucinda, Lucita and Lucy.

Luz has 14 more alternative forms via Mary: Mair, Mal, Mame, Mara, Mare, Maura, Maure, May, Mimi, Mitzi, Moll, Moya, Muire and Poll.


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. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Luz for girls. Luz entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #186 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 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 popularity of Luz and related names. Prominent varying forms of Luz are Lucinda, Lucy (#62 in 2014), Mame, Mara (#695), Mary (#120), Maura, May, Mimi and Mitzi. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4679%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2123%, down 54.6%), with the versions Lucinda, Luz, Maura, May and Mitzi falling out of fashion. Lucy (#62) and Mara (#695) are two of the more chic names for newborns here, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for Lucy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lucinda, Lucy, Luz, Mame, Mara, Mary, Maura, May, Mimi, Mitzi in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Luz is pronounced similarly to Lis, Liz, Lize, Lizz, Luce, Lys, Lyz and Lyzz. Other suggested similar baby names are Liza, Lizy, Lu, Luci, Lucza, Luiza, Lujza, Lusa and Lyza. These names tend to be less frequently used than Luz.