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Gender: Female Pronunciation: LOOSE Meaning of Luz: "light" Origin of Luz: Spanish

The name Luz is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "light". Luz and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Pronounced LOOSE, this name that refers to the Virgin Mary—"Our Lady of Light"—is one of the most widely used Spanish name for girls. Its sleekness and stylish final z gives it a modern appeal, like sister name Lux. Nicknames and variations include Chitta, Lucecita, Lucelida, Lucelita, Lucha, Lucida, Lucila, Lusa, and Luzana.

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Famous People Named Luz

(María) Luz Casal (Paz), Spanish pop singer
Luz Dary Castro (Lemos), Colombian shot putter
Maria D'Luz (born Dulce Maria Gonzalez Aldaz), Mexican-American pianist-singer-songwriter
María De Luz Da Silva, Venezuelan beauty queen
María de Luz Flores Aceves, birth name of Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Luz

Luz, place in the lot of Joseph (Joshua 16:2)
Luz, a city in the land of the Hittites (Judges 1:26)
"Luz" is Spanish and Portuguese for "light"
Luz Marina Falco Cooper, character in Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Eye of the Heron"