Diminutive of Eliza and Elizabeth, Hebrew
"pledged to God"

Liza Origin and Meaning

The name Liza is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "pledged to God".

Liza's heyday was the mid-1970s, following on the heels of super-popular sister Lisa. But thanks to the fact that it never became superpopular, Liza remains a name not especially tied to one generation or style.

At one time, the name was closely associated with Liza Minnelli, who was named by her mother Judy Garland after a George Gershwin song. Today, it's the name of the lead character, played by Sutton Foster, in TV's Younger, based on a novel by Nameberry cofounder Pamela Redmond.

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Liza Popularity

Famous People Named Liza

  • Liza May MinnelliAmerican singer/actress
  • Liza LouAmerican artist
  • Liza Victoria HuberAmerican actress and daughter of Susan Lucci
  • Liza MundyAmerican journalist/author
  • Liza YermalovichBelarusian model
  • Liza Rebecca WeilAmerican actress
  • Liza FrullaCanadian MP
  • Louise "Liza" GoddardEnglish actress
  • Liza KennedyGerman,Japanese model
  • Elizaveta "Liza" SergeyevnaTuktamyshevaRussian figure skater
  • Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka aka Dr. LizaRussian humanitarian
  • Liza TarbuckEnglish actress
  • Liza Jacqueline KaplanAmerican voice actress
  • (Sania Sultana) LizaBangladeshi pop singer
  • Liza Wang (Mingchuen), Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Elizabeth "Liza" KoshyAmerican YouTuber
  • Hope Elizabeth "Liza" SoberanoFilipino,American Actress
  • Elizabeth "Liza" Ryan (b. 2002)daughter of US. House Speaker Paul Ryan
  • Elizaveta "Liza" (pr. LEEza) Ilinichna Kulik (b. 2001), daughter of figure skaters Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik

Liza in Pop Culture

  • Liza Colbycharacter in American soap "All My Children"
  • Lizaa bride in the movie "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
  • Lizathe Darlings' maid in "Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie
  • ElizaLouisa "Liza,Lu" Durbeyfield, Tess's sister in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy
  • Liza Kempcentral character in "Liza of Lambeth" (1897) by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Liza Mullinscharacter in the movie "Chronicles of Syntax"
  • Liza Bumpcharacter on TV's "Ally McBeal"
  • Liza Millercharacter on TV's "Younger"
  • Liza Warnercharacter on TV's "Arrow"
  • "Liza" 1972 Italian film and its main character
  • "There's a Hole in My Bucket (Dear Liza)" American folk song
  • "Liza (All The Clouds Roll Away)" song by George Gershwin
  • "L'il Liza Jane" American jazz and folk song
  • "Liza Jane" song by Vince Gill
  • "Liza Jane" song by David Bowie
  • Eliza "Liza" Winthropmain character in the novel "Annie on My Mind" by Nancy Garden