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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Liva

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  • According to a user from Latvia, the name Liva is of Danish origin and means "Pronounciation: LEE-vah Meaning of Liva: "variant of Lifa" In old Norse mythology Lifa/Liva is one of only two people that are destined to survive Ragnarok (Nordic armageddon) and will therefore be the parents of a new race of man.".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Liva is of Hebrew origin and means "White, the moon. From Livana.".
  • According to a user from France, the name Liva is of African origin and means "Olive".

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Notable Persons Named Liva

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1923 to 1950. Liva was born on December 31st, 1897 in Copenhagen. She breathed her last breath on May 22nd, 1952.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Liva

Vaisua Liva is a soccer player for the Waitakere City F.C., F.C. Manu Laeva, and Tuvalu national football team. Vaisua was born on January 20th, 1993 in Nukulaelae.


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Popularity of Liva as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Liva U.S.
  White 64.82% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 20.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Liva

People with the last name Liva are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Liva

  • How Popular is the name Liva? Liva is the 59,393rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Liva was the 64,721st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Liva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23 babies born with the first name Liva in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Liva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2009 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Liva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Liva is Wednesday, May 28th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Liva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Liva was in 2017 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Liva: Your name in reverse order is Avil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Liav. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Liva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 307 people with the last name Liva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Liva? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Liva as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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