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What does Lys mean?

Lys Pronunciation of Lys [lys] as a name for girls is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of Lys is "God is my oath". Lys is an alternate form of Elizabeth (Hebrew).

Associated with: oath.


Lys has 7 variants: Lies, Liese, Lis, Lise, Liz, Lizz and Lyse.

33 more alternative forms via Elizabeth: Bess, Bet, Bit, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsy, Elyse, Ilsa, Ilse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lib, Liesa, Lili, Lilo, Lily, Lisa, Lisel, Lisl, Lissa, Lissi, Lissy, Liza, Lizy, Lusa, Lysa, Lysbet, Lyssa, Lyssi, Lyssie and Lyza.

Creative forms:
(female) Lass, Lysie, ..

(male) Lle, Lysal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lys Sumaya (L.S.), ..

How popular is Lys?

Lys is a rare first name for women but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#104257 out of 150436, Top 69%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Bess, Elizabeth (#13 via latest list), Elsa (#487), Else, Elyse (#653), Ilse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lili, Lily (#25), Lisa (#749), Lise, Lissa, Liz, Liza (#1685) and Lyssa are the popular related forms of Lys (unlisted). These relations of Lys were at the top of their popularity 55 years ago (average #1131) and are now significantly less common (#1506, 76% less usage), with versions like Liza becoming less stylish. Elizabeth has been the recurring favorite, although Lily appears to be gaining favor too. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bess, Elizabeth, Elsa, Else, Elyse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ilse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lili in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lily, Lisa, Lise, Lissa, Liz in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liza, Lyssa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Elsa, Lily, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lys is pronounced similarly to Lace, Leese, Lize, Lois, Loise, Loyce, Loyise, Luce, Luise, Luz, Lyz and Lyzz. Another recommended name is Lyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lys.

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