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What does Eliza mean?

Eliza Pronunciation of Eliza as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eliza is "God is my oath". Short form of Elizabeth, first used as an independent name in the 16th century. Literary: name of the escaping slave in "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and Cockney flower girl Eliza Dolittle in "My Fair Lady". Actress Eliza Dushku.


ASSOCIATED WITH oath, 16th century, literary, flower, fair (beautiful), lady (noble)


VARIANTS Aliza, Alizah, Elisa, Elizah, Elyza, Elyzza, Elza, Liz, Liza, Lyza

RELATED FORMS VIA ELIZABETH Belita, Eilis, Eilish, Eleisa, Elisah, Elise, Elissa, Eliz, Elizabet, Elize, Elle, Ellie, Ellissa, Elliza, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsi, Ellyza, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsee, Elsie, Elsy, Elyse, Elyssa, Ilsa, Leeza, Leisa, Lisa, Lizy, Lizz

(female) Elila, ..

(male) Elima, ..

Eliza Kenna (E.K.), ..

How popular is Eliza?

Eliza is a very prominent first name for women (#718 out of 4276, Top 17%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Eliza reached its highest position of #104 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #131 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Eliza (#131 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) rated in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13), Ellie (#37), Elise (#176), Elsie (#280), Elle (#380), Elisa (#457), Elyse (#692), Aliza (#709), Elsa (#888), Lisa (#891), Elissa (#1261), Liza (#1662), Elyssa, Elza, Leeza, Leisa, Elizabet, Liz and Else. Other variants, like Ellissa, are seldom used. These forms of Eliza reached the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 (ADOPTION OF 3.8%) and have become significantly less common since (ADOPTION 1.31%, 65.6%), with forms like Elsa becoming somewhat dated. The trendier girl names among these are Ellie, Aliza, Elle, Elisa, Elyse and Elise.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eliza, Aliza, Elisa, Elise, Elissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizabet, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie, Elsa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Else, Elsie, Elyse, Elyssa, Elza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leeza, Leisa, Lisa, Liz, Liza in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eliza, Elisa, Elise, Elizabeth, Elle outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elsa, Elsie, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eliza is alike in pronunciation to Alaisa, Aleeza, Alicea, Alieza, Aliezah, Alisa, Alisah, Alissa, Allisa, Aloisa, Alysa, Alyza, Elisee, Elissia, Eloisa, Elouisa, Elysa, Ilisa, Ilissa, Ilysa, Oleisa, Olisa, Ulissa and Yolaiza. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alitza, Ariza, Briza, Deliza, Diza, Edira, Edita, Egina, Eila, Elaina, Elata, Elba, Elda, Elga, Elgiva, Elia, Elian, Elice, Elicia, Elida, Elidi, Elidia, Eligia, Elika, Elina, Elinda, Eline, Eliora, Elis, Elish, Elisha, Elisia, Elita, Elitta, Elka, Ellga, Ellia, Ellina, Elma, Elna, Elsha, Elssa, Elva, Elvia, Elvira, Emina, Erina, Eulia, Evia, Feliza and Raiza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eliza.

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