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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Luz

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Luz
A bone of the human body which was supposed by certain Rabbinical writers to be indestructible. Its location was a matter of dispute.

Notable Persons Named Luz

Luz Long was an athlete. Luz was born on April 27th, 1913 in Leipzig. He died on July 14th, 1943.

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Luz Marina Zuluaga was a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Pereira 1957, Miss Caldas 1957, Miss Colombia 1957, Miss Universe 1958, and Miss Colombia. Luz was given the name Luz Marina Zuluaga Zuluaha on October 31st, 1938 in Pereira, Colombia. She breathed her last breath on December 2nd, 2015.

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Luz Casal is a pop music and rock music singing and songwriter. She has been prominent since 1980. Luz was given the name María Luz Casal Paz on November 11th, 1958.

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Lucha Villa is a ranchera and corrido singer, actress, singing, and actor. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1960 to 1997. Lucha was given the name Luz Elena Ruiz Bejarano on November 30th, 1936 in Camargo, Chihuahua. Lucha is also known as La Grandota de Camargo" and La Grandota de Chihuahua".

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Luz Elena González is an actress, model, and actor. She holds the title Nuestra Belleza Jalisco 1994 and Nuestra Belleza Jalisco. She was most active from 1992 to present. Luz was given the name Luz Elena González de la Torre on August 22nd, 1974 in Guadalajara.

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Luz Magsaysay was an office holder. Luz was born on July 25th, 1915. She passed away on August 17th, 2004.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Luz

George Luz is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

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Rafa Luz is a basketball player for the Flamengo, Baloncesto Málaga, CB Granada, CB Lucentum Alicante, Obradoiro CAB, and Flamengo Basketball in the Liga ACB. They were most active from 2005 to present. Rafa was born on February 11th, 1992 in Araçatuba.

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Carlos Luz was a president. He was most active from 1955 to 1955. Carlos was born on August 4th, 1894 in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He breathed his last breath on February 9th, 1961.

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Franc was born on December 22nd, 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Jesus was given the name Jesus Pinto da Luz on January 15th, 1987 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Orlando was born on February 8th, 1998 in Carazinho, Brazil.

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How popular is the baby name Luz in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 5 5 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 5 5 0
1891 5 5 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 8 8 0
1895 6 6 0
1896 6 6 0
1897 5 5 0
1898 5 5 0
1899 7 7 0
1900 7 7 0
1901 14 8 6
1902 9 9 0
1903 8 8 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 17 12 5
1906 13 13 0
1907 16 16 0
1908 13 8 5
1909 7 7 0
1910 19 19 0
1911 17 17 0
1912 33 26 7
1913 33 33 0
1914 26 26 0
1915 36 31 5
1916 29 29 0
1917 40 31 9
1918 42 36 6
1919 53 42 11
1920 64 54 10
1921 62 51 11
1922 67 60 7
1923 53 47 6
1924 78 68 10
1925 72 60 12
1926 78 59 19
1927 101 85 16
1928 106 95 11
1929 81 75 6
1930 76 65 11
1931 48 40 8
1932 56 48 8
1933 51 41 10
1934 41 33 8
1935 52 46 6
1936 30 23 7
1937 38 32 6
1938 37 32 5
1939 31 31 0
1940 51 42 9
1941 31 31 0
1942 38 30 8
1943 57 51 6
1944 58 52 6
1945 52 43 9
1946 67 57 10
1947 78 70 8
1948 93 84 9
1949 88 76 12
1950 97 88 9
1951 123 109 14
1952 109 104 5
1953 153 153 0
1954 193 184 9
1955 208 202 6
1956 243 231 12
1957 221 215 6
1958 254 246 8
1959 259 249 10
1960 286 286 0
1961 295 280 15
1962 291 283 8
1963 332 322 10
1964 352 343 9
1965 317 306 11
1966 379 371 8
1967 356 348 8
1968 429 420 9
1969 452 442 10
1970 435 426 9
1971 410 401 9
1972 418 410 8
1973 356 343 13
1974 388 376 12
1975 393 380 13
1976 384 375 9
1977 372 365 7
1978 370 355 15
1979 457 447 10
1980 436 422 14
1981 365 352 13
1982 387 373 14
1983 363 350 13
1984 324 313 11
1985 345 333 12
1986 329 321 8
1987 360 347 13
1988 322 309 13
1989 353 339 14
1990 389 375 14
1991 374 361 13
1992 372 360 12
1993 366 355 11
1994 348 335 13
1995 329 329 0
1996 327 322 5
1997 484 479 5
1998 522 510 12
1999 586 573 13
2000 499 489 10
2001 529 517 12
2002 444 437 7
2003 486 478 8
2004 482 467 15
2005 478 471 7
2006 505 496 9
2007 497 497 0
2008 412 406 6
2009 386 379 7
2010 374 374 0
2011 305 300 5
2012 313 307 6
2013 288 288 0
2014 245 240 5
2015 289 283 6
2016 263 263 0
2017 259 253 6

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Popularity of Luz as a first name

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Popularity of Luz as a last name

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Common last names for Luz

  • Rodriguez
  • Rivera
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Garcia
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Torres
  • Lopez
  • Ortiz
  • Santiago
  • Ramos
  • Morales
  • Cruz
  • Diaz
  • Colon
  • Ramirez
  • Gomez
  • Reyes

Common first names for Luz

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Luz U.S.
  White 43.61% 64.26%
  African American 0.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 37.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Luz

People with the last name Luz are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Luz

  • How Popular is the name Luz? Luz is the 1,471st most popular name of all time. As a last name Luz was the 15,771st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Luz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,406 babies born with the first name Luz in the United States. That's more than enough people named Luz to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Luz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Luz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luz is Monday, April 15th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Luz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Luz was in 1999 with a total of 573 babies.
  • Random Luz Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Luz ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 6 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Luz: Your name in reverse order is Zul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zlu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Luz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,848 people with the last name Luz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Luz? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Luz as their last name since less than 1 person in 159k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.