Liza Name Meaning & Origin

Liza

Pronunciation: LIY-zə (key)

Origin of the name Liza:

Short form of Elizabeth (God is my oath) that is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

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Comments and insights on the name Liza: | Edit

Possibly the best name ever, hard for people to pronounce, but I think it's unique and I have always loved having it be mine. Is pronounced Lee-zaa.
I love my name....mine is pronounce L(eye)-za. I have only ever met one other Liza my entire life, I love that my name is unique. I get compliments on it all the time.

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Well, Liza can be pronounced two ways. Either Lee-za or Lie-za. It can be short for Elizabeth or Elizaveta (a Russian name).

Nicknames for Liza: | Edit

Lize
Lizard
Leona
LIZ-aaa

Meanings and history of the name Liza: | Edit

Short from of Elizabeth, meaning "God's promise".

Famous real-life people named Liza: | Edit

Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
Liza Oxnard, American musician
Liza Dalby, American author and expert on Japanese culture
Liza Maugham, daughter of W. Somerset Maugham
Liza Koshy, Youtube creator

Liza in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Liza Jane", song by Vince Gill
"Liza Jane", song by David Bowie
"Liza With a Z", song by Liza Minelli (also the title of her most famous television special)

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