German, diminutive of Maria

Mitzi Origin and Meaning

The name Mitzi is a girl's name of German origin meaning "bitter".

Mitzi is a spunky German nickname name that might appeal to parents drawn to the genre of lively vintage chorus girl names that proliferated in 1930's musicals. Lively entertainer Mitzi Gaynor--who was originally named Francesca Marlene de Czani von Gerber--made the name notable in mid-century America.

You may be surprised to know that Mitzi was on the Top 1000 list through 1979, as high as Number 420 in 1955. Today, Mitzi is one of those vintage baby names still stuck in an earlier era, for better or worse.

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Mitzi Rank in US Top 1000

# 1481 on Nameberry

Mitzi Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Mitzi Popularity

Famous People Named Mitzi

  • Mitzi Gaynor (born Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber)American actress, singer and dancer
  • Mitzi Kapture (born Mitzi Gaynor Donahue)American actress
  • Mitzi Green (born Elizabeth Keno)American child actress
  • Mitzi McCallAmerican actress
  • Mitzi Solomon CunliffeAmerican sculptor, designer of the BAFTA award
  • Mitzi MartinAmerican actress
  • Mitzi Mayfair (born Juanita Emylyn Pique)American actress and dancer
  • Mitzi ShoreAmerican comedy club owner; mother of comedian Pauly Shore
  • Magdalena "Mitzi" HajosHungarian,American actress
  • Mitzi RuhlmannAustralian actress

Mitzi in Pop Culture

  • Mitzi Maymain character in the "Lackadaisy" webcomic
  • Mitzi Kinskycharacter on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
  • Mitzi Rothminor character in TV show "Modern Family"
  • Mitziminor character in Winx Club
  • Mitzimonkey is early childhood show and book series "Little Bear"