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Luz is a stunning baby name for girls. Concise but powerful, this name became a leading choice during the second half of the 20th century. Luz Noceda was the protagonist of The Owl House series, and Luz Carrara was the name of the main character in Luz by Tilman Singer. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Luz:

Latin, Spanish, Portuguese: Light
Hebrew: Bone, almond tree
Armenian: Moon

Origin of the name Luz:

Luz is the Spanish and Portuguese word for “light.” This word originates from the Latin root lūmen (meaning “bright,” “shine,” or “light”). Less commonly, Luz can also derive from the Hebrew name ל֥וּז (Lūz). This name means “bone” or “almond tree,” and it is the name of two places in the Bible (recorded in Genesis 28:19 and again in Judges 1:23). Finally, Luz can derive from the Armenian word լուսին (lusin). This Armenian name means “moon.”

Symbolism of the name Luz:

Luz originates as the Spanish or Portuguese word for “light.” As a given name, it is the shortened version of Nuestra Señora de la Luz (“Our Lady of Light”). This title was an epithet of the Virgin Mary. In this context, the symbol of Luz is the circle of golden stars.

Style of the name Luz:

Traditional

Gender of the name Luz:

Luz is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Luz:

LOOZ

Number of syllables in the name Luz:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Luz:

The name Luz evokes feelings of boldness and brightness.

Alternative spellings for the name Luz:

  • Lux
  • Luce

Nicknames for the name Luz:

  • Lu
  • Lulu

Popularity of the name Luz:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Luz was the 1,024th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Luz:

Great middle names for Luz and their meanings:

  • Alethea (truth)
  • Brunhilde (ready for battle)
  • Corrine (maiden)
  • Emmeline (work, industriousness, labor)
  • Frida (peace)
  • Irma (whole, universal)
  • Karis (love
  • Melody (song, tune, rhythm)
  • Milagros (miracles)
  • Onora (woman of honor)
  • Paloma (dove, pigeon)
  • Ruthie (little friend)
  • Soledad (solitude)
  • Ximena (God has heard)

Famous people with the name Luz:

  • Luz María Aguilar (actress)
  • Luz Dary Castro (shot putter and discus thrower)
  • Luz Pozo Garza (poet)
  • Luz Elena González (actress)
  • Luz Margarita Cecilia García Guzmán (model)
  • Luz Robles Escamilla (politician)
  • Luz Rosauro Banzon Magsaysay (wife of politician Ramon Magsaysay)
  • Luz Jiménez Ormeño (actress)
  • Luz María Zornoza Roca Rey (badminton player)
  • Luz Mely Reyes (journalist)

Luz in popular culture:

  • Luz Carrara (main character in Luz by Tilman Singer)
  • Luz Noceda (protagonist of The Owl House series)
  • Luz Station (landmark in São Paulo, Brazil)