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Liz was a popular nickname, and standalone name, for Elizabeth in the mid-twentieth century. The name is not as common as other diminutives like Eliza, Ella, and Ellie, however. Liz has more of a vintage and southern feel to it though.

Meaning of the name Liz:

English: God is my oath

Origin of the name Liz:

Liz began as a diminutive for the more formal Elizabeth. Elizabeth comes from the Greek Elisabet, which is a form of the Hebrew Elisheva. The root words “el” and “shava” form the name Elisheva.

Symbolism of the name Liz:

Liz has the same meaning as the baby name Elizabeth. The root word “el” in Elisheva means “God,” and the word “shava” means “oath.”

Style of the name Liz:

Traditional

Gender of the name Liz:

Female – Liz is a simple and straightforward name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Liz:

LIZ

Number of syllables in the name Liz:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Liz:

Liz is a common name that feels country. It is informal and strong.

Alternative spellings for the name Liz:

  • Lis
  • Liss
  • Lizz

Nicknames for the name Liz:

Popularity of the name Liz:

Liz was a popular baby name in the mid-twentieth century. In 1956, the name ranked 931, and in 1969, the last year, it was number 979. Liz was a top 400 name from 1958 to 1960, ranking number 375 in 1961.

Related names for the name Liz:

Great middle names for Liz and their meanings:

  • Whitney (from the white island)
  • Dawn (first appearance of light, daybreak)
  • Kate (pure, clear)
  • Paige (assistant, helper)
  • Quinn (descendent of Conn)
  • Renee (reborn)
  • Rose (rose, a flower)
  • Naomi (pleasantness)

Famous people with the name Liz:

  • Liz Halliday (racing driver)
  • Liz Knowles (folk musician from Cherish the Ladies)
  • Liz Fraser (actress, “Carry on Cruising”)
  • Liz Smith (journalist)

Lizs in popular culture:

  • Liz Parker (character from “Roswell”)
  • Liz Cruz (character from “Nip/Tuck”)
  • Liz Dunn (character from “The Hole”)
  • Liz Stoddard (character from “It's All Relative”)
  • Liz Hunter (character from “Wolf Creek”)
  • Liz Tuttle (character from “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery”)