Eliza: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Eliza
Origin of the name Eliza:
Short form of Elizabeth (God is my oath) that is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name. Eliza Dolittle was the name of the central character in George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion (1913), on which the popular musical and film My Fair Lady is based.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Beautiful, Fun-loving, cute girl.
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My baby girl is named Eliza. She is such a joy!
My name is Eliza, and I get plenty of compliments on it, but I have also had people say things like "You know Eliza is a really dorky name, right?" and I'm continually being called "Liza."
One of my best friends' names is Eliza. I think it is a cute, classic name. People constantly mistake her name for just "Liza", but that doesn't bother her too much.
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Liza, Liz, Ellie, Eli, Lizzie, Lilibet, Lizey, Lizzi, Izzy, Elzi
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Eliza Dushku - American actress
Eliza Snow - Mormon poet and wife to Joseph Smith and Brigham Young (Mormon leaders)
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Eliza Doolittle, character in "My Fair Lady"
Eliza Thornberry, character in "The Wild Thornberries"
Eliza, heroine of classic novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Elizabeth Bennett, heroine of "Pride and Prejudice" went by Eliza to friends and neighbors
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