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My name is Luz, it is easy to remember, basically nice, and not so common in Spain like other names, but I had a hard time with it for two reasons:
After all is the name of an every day thing, and kids made jokes of the like: "You look a little switched off", (when sick), and silly thinks like that. You develop a personality to get over all this nonsense.
And it is hard to pronounce in English, (I lived 1 year in Ireland), They said Lus and that reminded me of the verb to lose, not very positive.
I ended up re-calling myself as "Lucy".
― Anonymous User  11/18/2005
Costa De La Luz, meaning coast of light, is a famous place with this name.
FairyGirl  9/10/2006
It's also used in Portugal usually as Maria da Luz.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2009
This is just bland, and it's unfortunately the last name of Madonna's boyfriend, whom I find irritating.
bananarama  3/29/2009
"Luz" is not only of Spanish origin but also of Portuguese. The meaning however is the same: "Light". The pronunciation is slightly different though: "Loush". Family names can be found as: "da Luz", meaning: "from the Light".
emanuel vieira  11/13/2010
In South America it is pronounced Loos. (South American Spanish speakers pronounce z and s in the same way)
I hear it mainly used as a middle name. Maria Luz is one of the most popular combinations for this name. I think Luz was more popular in the 80s and 90s, but it is a classic name and it's still used, although it is not one of the most popular names..
Argentina  7/23/2015
The name Luz was given to 263 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Luz are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017

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