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What does Viv mean?

Viv Pronunciation of Viv [viv] as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the name Viv means "lively". Viv is a variant form of Vivian (Latin): an ancient personal name.


8 relations via Vivian: Bibi, Vevay, Vi, Vivee, Vivi, Vivia, Vivien and Vivyan.

Creative forms:
(female) Vite, Vive, ..

(male) Vide, Vive, ..

Middle name pairings:
Viv Tenley (V.T.), ..

How popular is Viv?

Viv is a rare first name for females. Viv is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Viv (unlisted) are Vivian (#95 from current records) and Vivien (#1085). These forms of Viv were popular a century ago (average #457) and have remained as popular to this day (#590, 9% less usage). Vivian is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vivian, Vivien in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Viv and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Liv, Vic, Viva and Ziv. These names tend to be more frequently used than Viv.

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