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Gender: Female Origin of Liz: Diminutive of Elizabeth Meaning of Elizabeth: Hebrew, "pledged to God"

The name Liz is a girl's name of Hebrew origin. Liz and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Elizabeth and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

A girl named Liz on her birth certificate could feel deprived of her full identity. Call her Liz, but name her Elizabeth -- or at least Lizbeth or Eliza.

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Famous People Named Liz

Anne Elisabeth Jane "Liz" Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer
Elizabeth Clark "Liz" Phair, American singer-songwriter
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillies, American actress/singer
Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, American gossip columnist
Elizabeth "Liz" Murray, subject of movie "Homeless to Harvard"
Elizabeth Marguerita Mary "Liz" Kershaw, English radio presenter
Liz Halliday, American racing driver
Elizabeth "Liz" Sagal, American actress
Elizabeth "Liz" McColgan, Scottish Olympic runner
Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Haaby Anderson, American country music singer
Liz Knowles, American folk musician of group Cherish the Ladies
Elizabeth Mary "Liz" MacKean, English TV journalist
Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, American actress
Liz Fraser (born Elizabeth Joan Winch), English actress
Elizabeth Margaret "Liz" McClarnon, English singer of Atomic Kitten
Liz Smith (born Betty Gleadle), English actress
Elizabeth "Liz" White, English actress
Elizabeth "Liz" Saville Roberts, British MP
Elizabeth Clayton "Liz" Nolan, American reality TV personality ("Big Brother 17"); twin of sister Julia Anne Nolan
Elizabeth Morgan "Liz" Mace, American country music singer of duo Megan & Liz; twin of sister Megan McKinley Mace
Elizabeth Anne "Liz" Lochhead, Scottish poet
Elizabeth Louise "Liz" Kendall, British MP
Elizabeth "Liz" Vassey, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Liz

Elizabeth Miervaldis "Liz" Lemon, main character on TV's "30 Rock"
Elizabeth Jayne "Liz" McDonald, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw, character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Elizabeth "Liz" Allan-Osborn, character in Spider-Man comics
Liz Parker, character on TV's "Roswell"
Liz Cruz, character on TV's "Nip/Tuck"
Liz Coleman Reynolds, character on American soap "One Life to Live"
Liz Turner, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Elizabeth "Liz" Sherman, character in Hellboy comics
Liz Dunn, character in film "The Hole"
Liz Stoddard-Banks, character on TV's "It's All Relative"
Liz Hunter, character in "Wolf Creek"

Lizette, Lizz, Lyzz, Lyz


puggerlover18 Says:


I totally understand that it takes a long name into something simple and zingy. My name is not Elizabeth or Lizzy
or Lizabeth its Alizarin so people reading this should look up the name its cool.

JazzieJonez Says:


This is my favorite nickname for Elizabeth. I don't understand why a lot people hate it's really cute and simple