What does Luz mean?
Luz /luz/ [1 syll.] 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. 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. in the 1940s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
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. Forms like Maure are uncommon. 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%, ▼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)
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.