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What does Ziv mean?

Ziv Pronunciation of Ziv [ziv] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Ziv) is pronounced zeev. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ziv is "radiance, brilliance or light of God". Ziv is also the name of the second month in the Jewish calendar, the month of celebration of Israel's Independence.

Associated with: light.


Ziv has 3 variants: Zeeva, Ziva and Zivah.

Creative forms:
(female) Zha, Ziga, ..

(male) Zah, Zize, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ziv Raya (Z.R.), ..

How popular is Ziv?

Ziv is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#71372 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only popular variation form of Ziv (unlisted) is Ziva (#1562 a year ago). Adoption of this form of Ziv was well-received 4 years ago (usage of 0.01%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.01%, 26%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ziva in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Liv, Viv, Zia and Zin. Like Ziv, these names are not frequently used.

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