Liza has a youthful feel that is full of personality compared to the more stoic Elizabeth. Though a nickname for many cultural forms of the more formal Elizabeth, it is most popular in English-speaking countries. Liza may make a comeback due to the use of vintage-sounding names, but currently, it is just over a top 3,000 option in America.
Meaning of the name Liza:
English: God is my oath
Russian: God is my oath
Georgian: God is my oath
Origin of the name Liza:
The name Liza began as a nickname for the baby name Eliza in English-speaking countries. Ultimately, this was a nickname for the baby name Elizabeth. In countries like Russia and Georgia, Liza became a nickname for their variations of Elizabeth too. These included Yelizaveta in Russia and Elisabed in Georgia.
Symbolism of the name Liza:
The baby name Eliza, no matter the culture, means “God is my oath.” This meaning is the same for Elizabeth, Yelizaveta, and Elisabed. Elizabeth was the original of all three of these names and comes from the Greek Elisabet. This Greek name comes from the Hebrew Elisheva which means “God is my oath” as well.
Style of the name Liza:
Gender of the name Liza:
Liza is a youthful baby name for girls.
Pronunciation of the name Liza:
LIE-zuh or LEE-zuh
Number of syllables in the name Liza:
Emotion evoked from the name Liza:
Liza feels youthful and free. It is a spunky and fun name full of life.
Alternative spellings for the name Liza:
Nicknames for the name Liza:
Popularity of the name Liza:
Liza was a top 1,000 name in America until 1913 when it was rank 904. It disappeared until 1958 at rank 976, remaining on the list until 1992 at rank 990. Liza has not yet returned to the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index and is currently rank 3,315 for girls.
Related names for the name Liza:
Great middle names for Liza and their meanings:
- Corinne (girl, maiden)
- Miriam (wished for child)
- June (young)
- Rose (rose, a flower)
- Maybelle (lovable)
- Jane (God is gracious)
- Clarice (bright, clear)
- Leonie (lionness)
Famous people with the name Liza:
- Liza Minnelli (stage name of Elizabeth Minnelli, singer)
- Liza Lou (artist)
- Liza Huber (actress, “Passions”)
- Liza Mundy (journalist)
- Liza Weil (actress, “Stir of Echoes”)
- Liza Kennedy (model)
Lizas in popular culture:
- Liza Colby (character from “All My Children”)
- Liza (character from “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”)
- Liza (character from “Peter Pan”)
- Liza Kemp (character from “Liza of Lambeth”)
- Liza Mullins (character from “Chronicles of Syntax”)
- Liza Bump (character from “Ally McBeal”)