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".
How 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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.