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Eliza Sommers in Isabel Allende's book "Daughter of Fortune" has this name.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2019
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I had an English great-aunt called Eliza Mary, who was always known as Lylie.
Just Jonquil  7/23/2019
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Eliza Schuyler Hamilton was a strong woman and wife of Alexander Hamilton. She is also a character in the musical “Hamilton” based on the life of Alexander Hamilton. My name is Isabella but some people call me by the short form, Eliza. It is more commonly used as a short form for Elizabeth but it works with Isabella too. I adore the musical Hamilton and the famous bearer of the name has made me love it.
xXEliza_KarinXx  6/15/2019
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I think that this name is beautiful because my cousin's name is Eliza and she is a wonderful and graceful person. She is amazing.
― Anonymous User  5/29/2019
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My name is Eliza and I love it. :)
Lilo  4/11/2019
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Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, a character in the Hamilton musical, and also my favorite character for some odd reason.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2019
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I like this name. Unique and pretty.
Luvbug86  1/25/2019
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In 2018, 5 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Eliza who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 226th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
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Eliza from the musical Hamilton made me love this name. Eliza is a smart and kind herione who stays strong and true to herself even through her son's death, husband's affair and death, and many other hardships. The song "Burn" makes me cry every time but also makes me feel empowered as a woman.
ellenlovesonce  7/14/2018
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I think this name is unique and beautiful. I'm surprised it isn't more popular, considering how beautiful it is.
― Anonymous User  2/27/2018
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In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Eliza is one of the main characters who successfully ran away with her young son to Canada from her master’s Kentucky plantation upon hearing that her son was sold down South.
Morgan1599  12/15/2017
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My mum wanted to call me Eliza and I regret she didn't. I doubt it would suit my personality, but I really love its sound. I love the name Eliza! I don't plan to have children, but if I would have, Eliza would be very high on my list and, as I'm Polish, I pronounce it e-LEE-zah and love it the most with such pronunciation. Here it isn't a very popular name. My first association with Eliza is a very mysterious, introverted, but self confident woman, a bit romantic and very sensitive, but not showing emotions. She's intelligent and clever. She loves to read and write and is very artistic. She loves authors like Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen or the sisters Bronte. She's very intuitive, but also materialistic. She's tall and quite slim, has dark brown, long, wavy hair, pale complexion and almond shaped green eyes, she likes dark, calm colours. I know two Elizas and they're both very strong personalities and very motherly to their children.
mairinn  10/11/2017
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Eliza Carthy is the English folk singer, daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2017
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I have always loved the name Eliza. It's pretty, old and classic. In 2005 I had a daughter and named her Eliza May.
angel82  5/26/2017
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Eliza is the best nickname for Elizabeth, so good that it's amazing on it's own as well.
Katesnames15  4/23/2017
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Eliza Sophie Caird, better known by her stage name Eliza Doolittle, is an English musician and recording artist from Camden Town, London. After performing her music in live venues around London from the age of 15, Eliza signed to Parlophone in 2008.
cutenose  3/18/2017
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Used in Greece, written Ελίζα.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/6/2017
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Very beautiful in the factor that it is very simple and sounds very classical. Make me think of someone intelligent and witty, reminds me of the David Bowie song, Life on Mars, the part about the girl with the mousey brown hair.
QuinnBethany  1/5/2017
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Also used in Hungary. Pronunciation: E-li-zaw.
HerculePoirot  10/18/2016
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My youngest daughter who was born March 2015 is called Eliza Evelyn, it really suits her and so many people have commented on her name being lovely! My eldest daughter is Sophie Jean.
Becca  5/17/2016
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For whatever reason, this name makes me picture a nun. Not sure why. Aside from that, it's a fine name, though I'd take the full version of "Elizabeth" over Eliza any day.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
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This name is simply beautiful. Every positive adjective can be used to describe it. If you are considering this name for your little girl, some combos I have that you more than welcome to take a look at are:

Eliza Greta
Eliza Josephine
Eliza Paige
Lauren Eliza
Mara Eliza
Nora Eliza
Sarah Eliza
Ingrid Eliza.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2016
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My friend's name is Eliza, but we all call her Elise. It reminds me of old people.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2016
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This name is also used in Brazil. Here it's used as a variant of Elisa. [noted -ed]
Buneary  1/25/2016
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I saw on a new website Parenting-Checkpoint/baby-names/ that Eliza is the "smartest female name". Eliza is 6.5 times more likely to study at Yale and 3.5 times more likely to study at Harvard than an average female student.
Lililin  12/5/2015
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Great name, but I don't like how English people pronounce it. Uh-LIE-zah

Makes me think of lying or lice. Or both.
angolmois  11/11/2015
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"I've got a gal in Baltimore, little 'Liza Jane/ She's the one I'm living for, little 'Liza Jane/ OH ELIZA!, little 'Liza Jane/ OH ELIZA, little 'Liza Jane." --- folk tune.
linden-tree-murmur  10/17/2015
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Said as E-lie-zuh.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2015
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I am named Eliza and I really like my name. I always have problems with pronunciation, though; it's Eh-leez-a, not E-lies-a -_-. My mother is Polish so that's why there is an "eee" sound.
elizamntgmry  6/19/2015
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Eliza Haywood (born Elizabeth Fowler) (Born: 1693, Died: 1756), was an English writer.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2014
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My name is Eliza Jo actually. The only bad thing about it is I was born in 94' so all through school everyone called me Eliza Thornberry. But other than that it's a very unique name and I never have to worry when they're calling roll if they mean me or someone else. I went to school with 4 Ashleys and when the role got called they all would raise their hand at once.
nobleseliza  8/27/2014
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Modern yet sophisticated at the same time- I like it! ^^
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
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My name is Eliza and I'm very grateful to be called something so lovely. I rarely have any problems with people spelling or pronouncing it wrong and people often compliment me on it. Eliza just seems to have a fresh feel complimented by the weight of an actual history, all of which come together nicely.

Basically I wholeheartedly recommend it if you are planning on calling your child that, it's a great name to have.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2014
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I think this name works better on its own, rather than a nickname and that it would look cute on a girl of any age.
autumn23  3/31/2013
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Eliza Coupe (b. 1981 in Plymouth, New Hampshire) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2012
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Eliza Dushku (b. 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2012
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Great nickname for Elizabeth.
Joy12  5/3/2011
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Actress Eliza Bennett, of course! She starred as Meggie in Inkheart, and sings a beautiful song, my declaration.
writer371  4/23/2011
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Eliza Orzeszkowa was a Polish positivist novelist.
Chwala  4/12/2011
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I secretly always wanted to be called this because my middle name is Elizabeth, but no one ever did haha. I think it's pretty and spunky.

I've heard it pronounced:
EE-lies-uh
A-lies-uh
I-lies-uh
Book_Reader22  2/13/2011
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Eliza Darling was the wife of New South Wales Governor, Ralph Darling.

Mount Eliza, the hill which overlooks Perth in Western Australia, is named after her.

There is also a bronze statue of a diving woman in Matilda Bay which is named "Eliza" after the hill.

The suburb of Darlinghurst in Sydney is also named after her.
keepitreal  1/28/2011
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It's also a Polish name. In Polish it's pronounced e-LEE-zah. [noted -ed]
Chwala  11/22/2010
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I have a friend named Eliza who spells it as Elisah (same pronunciation as Eliza).
― Anonymous User  6/23/2009
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A famous bearer is the American actress Eliza Dushku, who played the rogue slayer Faith Lehane on 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel'. She also plays Echo on Joss Whedon's newest show, 'Dollhouse'. Eliza is a very lovely name, and I like it paired with Kendall.
DestructoGirl  5/17/2009
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It's also used in Poland and Romania, probably as a form of Elisa.
bananarama  3/19/2009
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I love the name Eliza- I use it for one of my role playing characters. It fits well for a child, as well as a nickname for Elizabeth (which I also love), yet it doesn't sound to childish for adults.

Yes, Eliza is the name of the main character in the show 'The Wild Thornberries' on Nick.

Also, a funny little piece of information, my character's name is 'Eliza Spencer', though not named after Lady Eliza Victoria Spencer, but after 'Spencer Hale', a character from a movie, and Spencer, the crazy older brother on iCarly. (Yes, I know that I'm strange.)
Ayla  7/29/2008
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Eliza (Lizzie) Ridd is a character in R. D. Blackmore's novel "Lorna Doone."
Kate  7/10/2007
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Eliza Bowen Jumel, second wife of Aaron Burr.
Kosta  6/5/2007
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I'm pretty sure Eliza was the name of the girl on The Thornberrys, a show that was on Nickelodean about 5 or 6 years ago.
flipflops5  3/3/2007
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This is a very pretty, sophisticated, and classy name.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2006
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Lady Eliza Victoria Spencer is the daughter of Charles, 9th Earl Spencer and Catherine (Victoria) Aitken (née Lockwood). She is the twin sister of Lady Katya Amelia Spencer and niece to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
MariaNikolaievnaRoma  12/25/2006
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Eliza is the main character in the book The Bee Season.
mymymetrocard  11/5/2006
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This name was popular in the 1880's.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2006
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(American) Danish-Albanian actress Eliza Dushku bears the name.
Maggie_Simpson  9/8/2006
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Perhaps because of the Pygmalion/My Fair Lady association, this name has a very spunky quality, but it is classic enough to suit a woman throughout her life.
celestial  7/27/2006
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Eliza is the second name of actress Gene Tierney born as Gene Eliza Tierney.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2006
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I love this name! I think it is so cute for a little girl as well as a woman. I am considering naming my daughter this who is due in June!
akrabbitry  4/5/2006
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I think Eliza is an adorable name. It's great as a nickname for Elizabeth, as well as being great on its own. I think a good middle name for Eliza is Amelia: Eliza Amelia.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2006
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Eliza Doolittle is the main character in George Bernard Shaw's stage play "Pygmalion". The play was transformed into a Broadway musical in the 1950s.
mariej2  5/15/2005
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Eliza is a lovely name.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2005

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