Liv Name Meaning & Origin

Liv

Pronunciation: LIV (key)

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Because of the popularity of Olivia people often think Liv is a nickname today, but it's also a traditional Scandinavian given name.

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Nicknames for Liv: | Edit

Livie, Livi, Livy, Livy Lou

Meanings and history of the name Liv: | Edit

Related to Lif, a figure from Norse mythology. The name comes from the Old Norse Hlíf, meaning "protection." In modern Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish it is a homophone with the word "liv" which means "life."
Pronounced: LEEV

Famous real-life people named Liv: | Edit

Liv Tyler, American actress-- daughter of legendary rocker and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.
Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress
Liv Helen, daughter of actress Julianne Moore

Liv in song, story & screen: | Edit

Liv Moore from the CW TV show iZombie

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