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Gender: Female Origin of Liza: Diminutive of Eliza, diminutive of Elizabeth Meaning of Elizabeth: Hebrew, "pledged to God"

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

From the experts:

Liza is still tied to Ms. Minnelli, who was named by her mother Judy Garland after a George Gershwin song. Step up to Eliza instead.

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Famous People Named Liza

Liza May Minnelli, American singer/actress
Liza Lou, American artist
Liza Victoria Huber, American actress and daughter of Susan Lucci
Liza Mundy, American journalist/author
Liza Yermalovich, Belarusian model
Liza Rebecca Weil, American actress
Liza Frulla, Canadian MP
Louise "Liza" Goddard, English actress
Liza Kennedy, German-Japanese model
Elizaveta "Liza" SergeyevnaTuktamysheva, Russian figure skater
Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka aka Dr. Liza, Russian humanitarian
Liza Tarbuck, English actress
Liza Jacqueline Kaplan, American voice actress
(Sania Sultana) Liza, Bangladeshi pop singer
Liza Wang (Ming-chuen), Hong Kong singer and actress
Elizabeth "Liza" Koshy, American YouTuber
Hope Elizabeth "Liza" Soberano, Filipino-American Actress
Elizabeth "Liza" Ryan (b. 2002), daughter of US. House Speaker Paul Ryan
Elizaveta "Liza" (pr. LEE-za) Ilinichna Kulik (b. 2001), daughter of figure skaters Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik

Pop Culture References for the name Liza

Liza Colby, character in American soap "All My Children"
Liza, a bride in the movie "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
Liza, the Darlings' maid in "Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie
Eliza-Louisa "Liza-Lu" Durbeyfield, Tess's sister in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy
Liza Kemp, central character in "Liza of Lambeth" (1897) by W. Somerset Maugham
Liza Mullins, character in the movie "Chronicles of Syntax"
Liza Bump, character on TV's "Ally McBeal"
Liza Miller, character on TV's "Younger"
Liza Warner, character 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



Rosie2525 Says:


Wow, Nameberry. Very rude comment of the name in the description. I know this site is obsessed with names like Persephone, Calliope & Lavender, but some of us appreciate other names, too .

Rosie2525 Says:


Yes, everyone has their own opinion on names, but Nameberry does NOT need to put their two cents in .

NameObsession Says:


I totally agree. I've taken exception to several descriptions of names on this website. They have obvious biases and are very judgemental.

lesliemarion Says:


The description is not rude. People having different opinions from one's own does not constitute rude, not even in this snowflake world. But I know that the high schoolers I teach don't know Liza Minelli or Judy Garland or George Gershwin, so I do think Liza is on the table again.

EvaThyssen Says:


The description is unnecessarily rude.

scblovesnames Says:


I really think Nameberry needs to work on their descriptions. Fix them please. I like this, and in my case Eliza as a nickname would be too close to Eli, my son's name. This is a great alternatives as a diminutive of Eliza.

Jordalini Says:


I like this much better than Eliza.

raevynstar Says:


Huh? I've never even heard of the woman mentioned. I like this name.