Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Luz

Luz is the Spanish word for “light”. The name is primarily used in reference to Nuestra Señora de la Luz which is another Spanish title for the Blessed Mother (i.e., Our Lady of the Light). Several female Spanish names are derived from the many bynames attributed to the Virgin Mary, for example: Our Lady of Mercedes (mercies), Soledad (solitude), Dolores (sorrows), as well as important place names associated with Mary such as Guadalupe, Lourdes, Fatima and Montserrat. Luz is another Spanish female name in celebration of Jesús’ mother, a woman particularly venerated in the Spanish and Latin-American cultures. Currently the name appears to be most heavily used among Hispanic-Americans in the United States but it remains a relatively uncommon name.

All About the Baby Name – Luz

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME LUZ

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME LUZ

Although Luz is not particularly popular in the United States when compared to other Spanish girl names, she is holding a position on the charts nonetheless. The name first appeared on the American female naming charts in the late 1800s, although her usage would be sporadic and rare until the 1950s. At this point, Luz finally managed to secure herself more firmly onto the charts. The name grew over time and reached her peak popularity in the 1970s; although the highest point on the charts she ever achieved was #455 in 1972. In other words, Luz is pretty uncommon. It’s a name with religious meaning and usually bestowed with a nod of respect to the Virgin Mary. As a one syllable, three-letter name, Luz is short and sweet. Minimalistic, yet “bright” and friendly. In fact, we’d say this one is quite beautiful in her simplicity.

Quick Facts

ON LUZ

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Spanish

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

1

RANKING POPULARITY:

890

PRONUNCIATION:

LOOS

SIMPLE MEANING:

Light

Characteristics

OF LUZ

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Luz

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME LUZ

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Luz

Popular Songs

ON LUZ

Dame Luz
a song by Nicole

Famous People

NAMED LUZ

We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Luz.

Children of Famous People

NAMED LUZ

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Luz

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME LUZ

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Luz