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:
Gender of the name Liz:
Female – Liz is a simple and straightforward name for girls.
Pronunciation of the name Liz:
Number of syllables in the name Liz:
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:
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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.
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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”)