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Pronunciation

ɪlaɪzə

Origin

English, Slavic

Meaning

Sweet and slightly cheeky, this name is like a gust of fresh air. Light, bouncyand bold, films and literature abound with daring little Elizas. A great example is Audrey Hepburn’s feisty Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Jane Austen's Eliza in Pride and Prejudice is another. She’s considered one of the funniest and best-loved female heroines in English literature, for her playful, good-natured impertinence! All this fits just perfectly with the name’s meaning, ‘joyful’!

Rank in the year 2015

Eliza was ranked #393 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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