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

Liza Origin and Meaning

The name Liza is a girl's name of Hebrew origin.

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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Isabella_188 Says:


Liza is much prettier than Eliza, IMO.

BaltyToth Says:


I like Liza much more than Eliza for some reason.

NameNerd15 Says:


I like Eliza more than this but I still love this name. Why are NameBerry’s descriptions so biased?

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.