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Eliza - Meaning of Eliza

What does Eliza mean?

Meaning of the name ElizaIsabellaElizabethLillianAliceAlizaLyzaElizzaElizaidaAlizahEllizaEllyzaElyzzaElizalinaElizahElizeaLizaLizElyzaElzaElizeEliz

[ 3 syll. e-li-za, el-iza ] The baby girl name Eliza is pronounced eh-LAYZaa- †. Eliza is of Germanic and Hebrew origin, and it is used mainly in Romanian, English, Hungarian, and Polish. Biblical name: The name first developed as a diminutive of Elizabeth in the 16th century, and its use as an independent name started in the 18th century. It was made famous by the fictional Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion (1913) and the subsequent musical My Fair Lady (1956).

In addition, Eliza is a derivative (Romanian) of Alice.

Eliza is also a shortening (English and Polish) of the English, Greek, and Hebrew Elizabeth.

Eliza has 17 derivatives. Derivatives include Aliza (used in Hebrew too), Alizah, Eliz, Elizah, Elizaida, Elizalina, Elize, Elizea, Elizza, Elliza, Ellyza, Elyza, Elyzza, and Elza. Other English variants include the shortening Liza (used in Hungarian, Russian, and Polish too), and the diminutive forms Liz and Lyza.

Both the origin and meaning of the name Eliza is inherited by all variant forms.


See also the related categories, romanian, independent, fair, biblical, diminutive, polish, and hungarian.

Eliza is popular as a baby name for girls, and it is also perceived to be trendy. In 1900, 0.105% of baby girls were named Eliza. It ranked at #166 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked drop in frequency. In 2016, it ranked at #174 with a usage of 0.096%, having regained some lost ground in the recent decade. Within all girl names in its group, Eliza was the 3rd most popular after Elizabeth and Alice. Elizabeth was used 5 times more than Eliza in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Eliza include Elizah, Elea, Eleacee, Eleacy, Eleasha, Eleesha, Elegey, Elegi, Elegie, Elegy, Elexis, Elika, Elisa, Elisah, Elise, Elishah, Eliska, Eliso, Elissa, and Elissia.

† Pronunciation for Eliza: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

A famous person named Eliza is Eliza Dushku, Actress, born 30 December 1980, Boston, Massachusetts.


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