[ 2 syll. li-za, liz-a ] The baby girl name Liza is pronounced LAY-Zah (English) †. Liza has its origins in the Hebrew language, and it is used largely in English, Hungarian, Russian, and Polish. Biblical name: The generic name has been used in the Old Testament of the Bible.
Liza is a pet form (English, Hungarian, and Russian) of Aliza (English and Hebrew).
Liza is also a shortening (English, Hungarian, and Russian) of Eliza (Romanian, English, Hungarian, and Polish).
The name Liza is used to a great extent; it has 27 variations. Variations include Leeza, Leyza, Leza, Liiza, Litsea, Litzea, Lizabeth, Lizah, Lizandra, Lizann, Lizbet, Lizbeth, Lizeth, Lizette, Lizina, Lizka, Lizz, Lizza, Lizzie, Lizzy, Lyz, Lyza, Lyzabeth, Lyzbet, Lyzbeth, and Lyzz. Another English variation is the shortening Liz.
The origin and thus the meaning of Liza is inherited by all variant forms.
Liza is rare as a baby name for girls. At the modest peak of its usage in 1973, 0.033% of baby girls were named Liza. Its ranking then was #392. The baby name has since suffered a substantial decline in popularity, and is currently of only very light use. In 2018, out of the group of girl names directly related to Liza, Elizabeth was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Liza: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
A famous person named Liza is Liza Minnelli, Singer, born 12 March 1946, Los Angeles, California.