Eliza Hamilton is the wife of Alexander Hamilton. Her real name was actually Elizabeth, but that's only mentioned once in the musical Hamilton.
Eliza is a name that I’ve loved for most of my life. So, naturally, I still like it. Eliza is a very cool name.
Generally, I'm not a fan of nicknames turned names, but in this case I am, because Eliza doesn't even sound like a nickname, besides being especially graceful.
A nice nickname to my name, very beautiful but I’m still using Beth tho.
Such a beautiful classic name with a modern feel. A perfect name choice! So glad to see this is getting popular now in the UK.
Beautiful alternative for Elizabeth.
I always think of Liza Minnelli when I hear this name. For that reason, an Eliza sounds like an older woman with short black hair to me.
Very pretty. I do know 3 my age, though. But it isn't a very common name, overall. I like that it sounds southern and country and that it works anywhere. Beautiful name, overall.
Eliza is an elegant and beautiful name. It's my favourite short form of Elizabeth.
I love it! Rarely anyone uses this as a diminutive for Elizabeth! I wish this was used more often by mothers!
You hardly ever see this nickname for Elizabeth and I think it's the best one! I love it! Stop the hate on this name.
I really like this name, even though I’ve never seen Hamilton (I know, I just cannot sit through a musical). I kinda like the name Eliza Scarlett for a girl.
This name just annoys me for some reason. I don’t mind it as much spelled Aliza, although I don’t care for either!
Elegant name.
Strongly dislike this name. Sorry.
Eliza is also Hungarian. The name day for Eliza in Hungary is May 21. [noted -ed]
Yeah, not a fan!
I love this classic name.
I don’t see the appeal at all! Just ugly!
Eliza is a character in Uncle Tom's Cabin. She's married to George!
I think it's beautiful.
Not a fan at all! I would absolutely hate being stuck with this name!
ə-LIE-zə and ə-LEE-zə in English.
Also Slovene:
Well chief, it's been 14 years and I still haven't managed to like my own name. I've never met another person named Eliza, but I personally think my name Eliza is not really nice, would definitely suit another person other than me. It is a beautiful name though chief, pretty attractive too, yes that's my personal impression of this name called Eliza.
Also occasionally used in Romania:
I really hope this doesn't get popular.
This name is also used in the country of Georgia, where it is a short form of ელისაბედ (Elisabed). Yes, the Georgians use ელიზა (Eliza) instead of ელისა (Elisa), which is what you would expect based on the spelling of Elisabed. For some reason, all Georgian abbreviations and diminutives derived from Elisabed have a -z- instead of an -s-. [noted -ed]You can also tell how much less popular Elisa is than Eliza by performing a simple exact Google search: searching for only "ელისა" yields 25,500 results, whereas searching for "ელიზა" yields 69,100 results.Similarly, searching for "Elisa" + "ge.linkedin" gives us 520 results on Google, whilst searching for "Eliza" + "ge.linkedin" provides us with 399 results. Yes, the former has more results, but none of them are Georgian - the latter does have plentiful Georgians!Finally, Facebook is also worth checking out, since it is by far the biggest social media platform in existence. But when searching on there, I recommend pairing each name with that of a major Georgian city (such as "Tbilisi" or "Batumi"), lest the search results get too cluttered with non-Georgian bearers.
Has always been my number 1 name. My first favorite name ever, I loved this since I was about 3 years old.
Pretty and it’s better than Elizabeth.
I don't like it very much as a nickname or a full name.
Eliza Sommers in Isabel Allende's book "Daughter of Fortune" has this name.
I had an English great-aunt called Eliza Mary, who was always known as Lylie.
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.
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.
My name is Eliza and I love it. :)
Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, a character in the Hamilton musical, and also my favorite character for some odd reason.
I like this name. Unique and pretty.
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.
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.
I think this name is unique and beautiful. I'm surprised it isn't more popular, considering how beautiful it is.
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.
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.
Eliza Carthy is the English folk singer, daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson.
I have always loved the name Eliza. It's pretty, old and classic. In 2005 I had a daughter and named her Eliza May.
Eliza is the best nickname for Elizabeth, so good that it's amazing on it's own as well.
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.
Used in Greece, written Ελίζα.
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.
Also used in Hungary. Pronunciation: E-li-zaw.
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.
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.
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.
My friend's name is Eliza, but we all call her Elise. It reminds me of old people.
This name is also used in Brazil. Here it's used as a variant of Elisa. [noted -ed]
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.
Great name, but I don't like how English people pronounce it. Uh-LIE-zah Makes me think of lying or lice. Or both.
"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.
Said as E-lie-zuh.
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.
Eliza Haywood (born Elizabeth Fowler) (Born: 1693, Died: 1756), was an English writer.
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.
Modern yet sophisticated at the same time- I like it! ^^
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.
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.
Eliza Coupe (b. 1981 in Plymouth, New Hampshire) is an American actress.
Eliza Dushku (b. 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actress.
Great nickname for Elizabeth.
Actress Eliza Bennett, of course! She starred as Meggie in Inkheart, and sings a beautiful song, my declaration.
Eliza Orzeszkowa was a Polish positivist novelist.
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:
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.
It's also a Polish name. In Polish it's pronounced e-LEE-zah. [noted -ed]
I have a friend named Eliza who spells it as Elisah (same pronunciation as Eliza).
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.
It's also used in Poland and Romania, probably as a form of Elisa.
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.)
Eliza (Lizzie) Ridd is a character in R. D. Blackmore's novel "Lorna Doone."
Eliza Bowen Jumel, second wife of Aaron Burr.
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.
This is a very pretty, sophisticated, and classy name.
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.
Eliza is the main character in the book The Bee Season.
This name was popular in the 1880's.
(American) Danish-Albanian actress Eliza Dushku bears the name.
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.
Eliza is the second name of actress Gene Tierney born as Gene Eliza Tierney.
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!
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.
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.
Eliza is a lovely name.

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