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".
(female) Liluz, Luli, ..
(male) Lle, Lule, ..
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 reached its top rank of #464 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #1076. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Luz and related names. Prominent varying forms of Luz (#1076 in recent rankings) are Lucinda (#1522 in recent rankings), Lucy (#62), Mary (#120) and May (#1581). These forms of Luz were favored a century ago (median #332) and have become much less widespread since (#872, ▼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.
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.