Liv: baby girl name meaning and popularity


A versatile name, it can be a short form of Olivia - but it's also a standalone name, derived from the Old Norse "hlif" meaning "protection, shelter" and a Scandinavian word meaning "life." So you can choose whichever meaning fits your little Liv the best!


It's one syllable so it can't really be shortened, but Livy can be a cute variation.

Famous people named Liv:

Actresses Liv Tyler and Liv Ullmann; model Liv Lindeland; poker player Olivia "Liv" Boeree.

Fun fact:

Your little Liv might want to watch reruns of the teen-girl comedy series "Liv and Maddie."

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