Veva Name Meaning & Origin
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My name is Veva and I was named after a grandmother who was born during the end of the 19th century when the name was popular. My understanding is that the name is German and originates from the old German "wefa" which meant "woman" or "wife". My grandmother had a twin named Vera.
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Viva is the Portuguese and Spanish-language word meaning "long-live," as in "Long live the Queen."
Actually, it is a female verb meaning "to be alive" or simply "alive". It can be used as a noun to say a person (or color) is vivacious and bright. Viva can be used as in English "hip, hip, hurray!" would be used, usually to celebrate someone or something. Long live the Queen (or anyone else) in Portuguese would be, "Vida longa à Rainha".
Veva is my grandmother Genoveva's preferred name. She is Italian.
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