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Luz

What does Luz mean?

Luz Pronunciation of 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".

Associated with: light, moon, biblical, virgin, lady (noble).

Variations

Luz has 3 variants: Luzelena, Luzette and Luziana.

Affiliated girl names: Lucinda, Lucita and Lucy.

2 more alternative forms via Mary: Mal and May.

Creative forms:
(female) Lle, Luli, ..

(male) Lle, Lule, ..

Middle name pairings:
Luz Khloe (L.K.), ..

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)

Luz reached its top rank of #464 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #959. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Luz (#959 in recent rankings) are Lucinda (#1559 in recent rankings), Lucy (#55), Mary (#124) and May (#1658). These forms of Luz were favored a century ago (median #332) and have become much less widespread since (#871, 93.9%). Mary is more familiar than the rest, though Lucy is now the preferred form, while versions such as Lucinda are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Luz, Lucinda, Lucy, Mary, May in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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

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