US Popularity:1369
Meaning:Defense; Shelter; Warmth; Life
Liv is a girl’s name that’s as short and sweet as it is warm and inviting. While many consider Liv as a pet name for Olivia, the title actually has standalone status and Norse roots, as opposed to the longer Latin name. Just as it sounds in English, Liv means “life” in contemporary Scandinavian languages. Traditionally, though, the name has even more wholesome meanings. “Defense,” “shelter,” and “warmth” are all integral parts of this feminine name and might just inspire a certain welcoming charm in baby Liv.

Famous People Named Liv

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  • Liv Tyler

Liv Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Liv is currently #1342 on The Bump
Girl:Liv is currently #614 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Liv is currently #1369 in U.S. births
Girl:Liv is currently #518 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 24
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 206

  • Behind the Name, Liv (1), April 2021

  • Behind the Name, Liv (2), January 2019

  • Name Doctor, Liv

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