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What does Liva mean?

Liva Pronunciation of Liva [li-va] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and Liva means "olive tree". Liva is an alternate spelling of Olivia (Latin).

Associated with: olive (tree).


Liva has 4 variants: Livia, Livie, Livvie and Livvy.

8 more relations via Olivia: Alivia, Liv, Olia, Oliva, Olive, Olivea, Olivya and Olva.

Creative forms:
(female) Lieva, Lova, ..

(male) Ligh, Livalu, ..

Middle name pairings:
Liva Zoe (L.Z.), ..

How popular is Liva?

Liva is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#59769 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Olivia (#2 in 2015), Alivia (#214), Olive (#264), Liv (#720), Livia (#723) and Oliva are the prominent related forms of Liva (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Liva reached the apex of their popularity 11 years ago (median #1169) and have remained as popular to this day (#653, 4% less usage). Liv, Livia, Alivia and Olivia are four of the more chic baby names in this list. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alivia, Liv, Livia, Oliva, Olive, Olivia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Liv, Livia, Olive, Olivia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Liva is alike in pronunciation to Livy, Livya, Lovey and Lyvia. Other suggested similar names are Akiva, Ava, Ayva, Deva, Eva, Iva, Kiva, Lada, Laila, Lala, Lara, Lea, Leia, Leila, Leisa, Leta, Lexa, Leya, Lia, Lib, Liba, Liby, Lida, Lidah, Lies, Ligia, Lil, Lila, Lilac, Lilah, Lili, Lilla, Lilo, Lin, Lina, Lind, Linda, Lior, Lira, Liri, Lisa, Lise, Lisl, Lissa, Lita, Livaun (see Levana), Liya, Liz, Liza, Lizz, Loida, Lora, Love, Luba, Lusa, Lyna, Lyra, Nava, Neva, Reva, Riva, Silva, Tava, Tikva, Tova, Ulva, Vava, Viva, Vivva, Wava and Ziva. These names tend to be more frequently used than Liva.

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