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What does Livia mean?

Livia Pronunciation of Livia as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Livia is "olive". Usually used as a short form of Olivia. Historically, the olive tree represented peace and harmony. The name also derives from the ancient Roman family name Livius, which either derives from Latin "lividus" meaning "blue", or "liveo" meaning "envy". Titus Livius, also known as Livy, was a Roman historian. Literary: name of a character from "Finnegan's Wake".


ASSOCIATED WITH ancient (old), roman, blue, literary


VARIANTS Livija, Livvy, Livy, Livya, Lyvia

RELATIONS VIA OLIVIA Alivia, Alyvia, Liv, Liva, Livie, Livvie, Olevia, Olia, Oliva, Olivea, Olivija, Olivya, Olva

(female) Levia, ..

(male) Lilin, ..

Livia Kari (L.K.), ..

How popular is Livia?

Livia is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2752 out of 4276, Top 64%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#107038 out of 150436, Top 71%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Livia entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #666 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #676 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Livia (#676 A YEAR AGO) rated in the Top 2000 are Olivia (#2), Alivia (#227), Liv (#684), Alyvia (#1199), Olevia and Oliva. Other variants, like Livie, are seldom used. These relations of Livia were popular as baby names in 2014 (AVERAGE #940) and are almost as popular today (#969, 4% LESS USAGE). Liv, Livia, Alivia and Olivia are four of the more trendy birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Livia, Alivia, Alyvia, Liv, Olevia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oliva, Olivia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Livia is alike in pronunciation to Lovey. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aisia, Cilia, Davia, Evia, Filia, Gilia, Ginia, Gioia, Jinia, Jioia, Kevia, Kicia, Kiria, Lalia, Latia, Lavina, Lavra, Lecia, Leia, Lelia, Lesia, Levina, Lexia, Lia, Liana, Liba, Licha, Licia, Lida, Lidia, Lidie, Lidija, Liesa, Ligia, Lila, Lili, Lilia, Lilian, Lilias, Lilie, Lilla, Lillia, Lina, Linea, Linna, Liora, Lirit, Lisa, Lisha, Lisia, Lita, Livana, Liya, Loria, Lovina, Lovisa, Lucia, Luvina, Lycia, Lydia, Lygia, Lyria, Nicia, Nidia, Nikia, Novia, Pavia, Silvia, Siria, Tavia, Vinia, Vitia, Vivia and Zilvia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Livia.

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