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Updated February 28, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God's oath; dedicated
  • Hebrew : Consecrated to God

What does Eliza mean and stand for?

The name Eliza is of Hebrew origin and means "pledged to God." Originally a diminutive of Elizabeth, Eliza has become a name in its own right. Eliza is believed to have been born with the character Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion in 1913.

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How Popular Is The Name Eliza

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Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Eliza is slowly increasing in popularity after breaking the top 200 in 2015. It broke the top 120 in 2019 and has been steadily increasing since.

However, it is the 3rd most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Eliza was at its peak popularity in December 2018.

Eliza, the name of one of the Founding Fathers, Andrew Hamilton, has become increasingly popular after the hit Broadway play Hamilton made its way across America. Eliza has been a popular choice for characters, appearing in Uncle Tom's Cabin, My Fair Lady, Pride and Prejudice, and Pygmalion. Popular namesakes include actress Eliza Dushku, actress Eliza Coupe, and singer Eliza Doolittle. Eliza has also been a popular choice for celebrity daughters, including the daughters of singer Keith Getty, actor David Morse, actors Kelly Coffield Park and Steve Park, and musician Trey Anastasio of Phish.

Where is it Popular?

Eliza was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Eliza

  • Liza

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