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Meaning and Origin of: Lis

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : A flower
  • Scandinavian : Consecrated to God
  • English : Consecrated to God; variation of Elizabeth
  • Greek : Bee; honey bee

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Polish, Czech, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from Polish and Czech dialect lis ‘fox’, a nickname for a cunning person or, in the case of the Jewish name, an ornamental name.
  • Czech : nickname for a man with a bald pate, from a variant of Czech lysý ‘bald’.
  • Dutch : metronymic from a short form of the personal female names Alice or Elisabeth (see Lies).
  • Dutch (van Lis) : habitational name from Lixhe in Belgium or Lieze in the Netherlands.
  • French : perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a lily, Old French lis.