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Of Latin origin.

From the Latin word “lux”, meaning “light”.

Luz means “light” in Spanish.

It is associated with the Virgin Mary, from “Nuestra Señora de la Luz” which in Spanish means “Our Lady of Light”.

Variations of the name are Lucida, Lucia, Lucy, Lucecita, Lucelida.

Famous bearers are Luz Casal, Luz Rios, Luz Maria Zetina, Luz María Aguilar.

Spanish singer Luz Casal became widely known after singing Agustín Lara’s “Piensa en mi”, in the soundtrack of Pedro Almodovar’s highly acclaimed film “High Heels”.

In the following video, Luz Casal performs C.E. Almaran’s “Historia de un Amor”: