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What does Viva mean?

Viva Pronunciation of Viva [vi-va] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Viva is "alive". Familiar from the expression "Long live.." as in "Viva la.." Actress Viva.

Associated with: alive (life).


Viva has 3 variants: Veeva, Viveca and Vivva.

Related girl name: Aviva.

Creative forms:
(female) Vevva, Vilva, ..

(male) Vival, Vive, ..

Middle name pairings:
Viva Avalyn (V.A.), ..

How popular is Viva?

Viva is a very prominent first name for women (#1987 out of 4276, Top 46%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Viva reached its peak rank of #519 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Viva name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Viva outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aviva (#1767 in recent rankings) is the only other prominent related form of Viva. Adoption of these relations of Viva was widespread among parents a century ago (median #1259) and has become much reduced since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Viva, Aviva in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Viva is pronounced similarly to Vava, Vevay, Vivee, Vivi and Vivia. Other recommended names are Adiva, Akiva, Alva, Ava, Ayva, Deva, Dova, Ediva, Eeva, Eva, Hava, Iva, Jieva, Keva, Kiva, Liva, Nava, Neiva, Neva, Nova, Oliva, Olva, Reva, Riva, Silva, Tava, Tikva, Tova, Ulva, Vaga, Vaiga, Vala, Vana, Vavka (see Varvara), Veda, Vega, Veida, Veina, Veira, Vena, Vera, Veta, Vi, Viana, Vic, Vica, Vida, Vieda, Vika, Viki, Vilma, Vina, Vinia, Vinya, Viola, Viona, Virna, Vita, Vitia, Vitka, Viv, Viveka, Vivian, Vivica, Vivika, Vivyan, Vyna, Wava, Yeva and Ziva. These names tend to be less commonly used than Viva.

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