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Liv

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
678
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Liv mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Liv

"Liv" is a name of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Cover, shield or life". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Being four more than fifty
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  1. A diminutive of the female given names Olive and Olivia.
  2. A member of the Livonian people.

Liv was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Liv

Liv Tyler is an actress and model. Liv was given the name Liv Rundgren by her parents Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell on July 1st, 1977 in New York City, New York, U.S. Liv is also known as Rundgren and Liv.

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Liv was born on June 8th, 1994 in Paramus, New Jersey.

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Liv Ullmann is an actress, director, and screenwriter. Her ongoing career started in 1957. Liv was given the name Liv Johanne Ullmann on December 16th, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull is a gothic metal, symphonic metal, folk metal, viking metal, industrial metal, and pop rock singer-songwriter. She was most active from 1994 to present. Liv was given the name Liv Kristine Espenæs on February 14th, 1976. Liv is also known as Liv Kristine.

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Liv was born on July 18th, 1984.

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Liv was born on January 13th, 1973.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Liv

Stefan Liv was a soccer player. He was most active from 1999 to 2011. Stefan was born on December 21st, 1980 in Gdynia. He passed away on September 7th, 2011.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1956 5 5 0
1958 5 5 0
1969 5 5 0
1972 5 5 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 22 22 0
1975 20 20 0
1976 15 15 0
1977 15 15 0
1978 18 18 0
1979 21 21 0
1980 12 12 0
1981 12 12 0
1982 19 19 0
1983 9 9 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 8 8 0
1987 6 6 0
1990 5 5 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 7 7 0
1994 8 8 0
1995 8 8 0
1996 8 8 0
1997 8 8 0
1998 17 17 0
1999 15 15 0
2000 36 36 0
2001 30 30 0
2002 44 44 0
2003 81 81 0
2004 112 112 0
2005 97 97 0
2006 84 84 0
2007 103 103 0
2008 129 129 0
2009 174 174 0
2010 195 195 0
2011 269 269 0
2012 237 237 0
2013 274 274 0
2014 357 357 0
2015 395 395 0
2016 413 413 0

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Popularity of Liv as a first name

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Popularity of Liv as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Liv U.S.
  White 5.90% 64.26%
  African American 0.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Liv

People with the last name Liv are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Liv

  • How Popular is the name Liv? Liv is the 4,828th most popular name of all time. As a last name Liv was the 33,596th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Liv have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,330 babies born with the first name Liv in the United States. That's more than enough people named Liv to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Liv? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Liv first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Liv is Monday, November 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Liv born? The highest recorded use of the first name Liv was in 2016 with a total of 413 babies.
  • Random Liv Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Liv is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Liv: Your name in reverse order is Vil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Liv? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 678 people with the last name Liv.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Liv? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Liv as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.