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What does Fitz mean?

Fitz Pronunciation of Fitz [fitz] as a boys' name is pronounced fits. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Fitz is "son of". Usually used as surname prefix. Derives from the Norman "filz" or "son". See Fitzpatrick, Fitzhugh, Fitzgerald, and Fitzroy.

Associated with: surname, norman.


Creative forms:
(male) Faitz, Fatz, ..

(female) Fita, Fity, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fitz William (F.W.), ..

How popular is Fitz?

Fitz is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#8343 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Fitz (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Fitzgerald (#1973 from recent data) and Fitzhugh. These forms of Fitz were favored by parents today. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fitzgerald, Fitzhugh in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fitz and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Faiz, Fib, Fico, Fido, Fife, Fin, Finn, Firoz, Fish, Fisk, Fitch, Fonz, Frits, Fritz, Fritzi (see Frederick), Fritzl and Matz. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fitz.

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in meaning and etymology.