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Origin and Meaning of Viva

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
interjection Vi"va
Lit., (long) live; -- an exclamation expressing good will, well wishing, etc.

Etymology: It

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An examination conducted by spoken communication
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Italian viva.

  1. A shout of applause.

Shortened from viva voce, Latin for “live voice”

  1. An oral examination, typically for an academic qualification.

    viva was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Esperanto, Galician, Italian, Latin, Novial, Portuguese, and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Viva

    Viva Bianca is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2000. Viva was given the name Viva Skubiszewski on November 17th, 1983 in Australia. Viva is also known as Skubiszewski and Viva (birth name).

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    Her most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 2010. Viva was given the name Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann on August 23rd, 1938 in Syracuse, New York, U.S.

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    Viva was born in London.

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    Viva was born in 1879. She died on April 14th, 1959.

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    Viva Birkett was a stage actress. She was most prominent from 1906 to 1930. Viva was given the name Valentine Viola Birkett on February 14th, 1887 in Exeter. She died on June 27th, 1934.

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    Viva was born on March 12th, 1893 in Auckland. She breathed her last breath on August 2nd, 1970.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Viva

    Her most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 2010. Viva was given the name Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann on August 23rd, 1938 in Syracuse, New York, U.S.

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    Víctor Antonio Drija Vivas is a pop music musician. He plays Human voice and Guitar. He has been prominent since 2000. Víctor was given the name Víctor Antonio Drija Viva on January 16th, 1985 in Caracas. Víctor is also known as Victor Drija.

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    Domenico was born on October 19th, 1648. He breathed his last breath on July 5th, 1726.

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    José Viva is an athlete for the Deportivo Nueva Concepción.

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    How popular is the baby name Viva in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 7 7 0
    1882 9 9 0
    1883 10 10 0
    1884 20 20 0
    1885 14 14 0
    1886 14 14 0
    1887 12 12 0
    1888 9 9 0
    1889 12 12 0
    1890 16 16 0
    1891 23 23 0
    1892 19 19 0
    1893 22 22 0
    1894 40 40 0
    1895 36 36 0
    1896 34 34 0
    1897 36 36 0
    1898 37 37 0
    1899 38 38 0
    1900 35 35 0
    1901 28 28 0
    1902 34 34 0
    1903 30 30 0
    1904 43 43 0
    1905 39 39 0
    1906 38 38 0
    1907 40 40 0
    1908 36 36 0
    1909 30 30 0
    1910 35 35 0
    1911 46 46 0
    1912 53 53 0
    1913 69 69 0
    1914 65 65 0
    1915 81 81 0
    1916 96 96 0
    1917 96 96 0
    1918 89 89 0
    1919 92 92 0
    1920 76 76 0
    1921 103 103 0
    1922 77 77 0
    1923 85 85 0
    1924 74 74 0
    1925 70 70 0
    1926 66 66 0
    1927 64 64 0
    1928 64 64 0
    1929 43 43 0
    1930 62 62 0
    1931 45 45 0
    1932 41 41 0
    1933 45 45 0
    1934 46 46 0
    1935 31 31 0
    1936 41 41 0
    1937 42 42 0
    1938 26 26 0
    1939 42 42 0
    1940 40 40 0
    1941 39 39 0
    1942 28 28 0
    1943 24 24 0
    1944 17 17 0
    1945 27 27 0
    1946 21 21 0
    1947 25 25 0
    1948 24 24 0
    1949 18 18 0
    1950 17 17 0
    1951 17 17 0
    1952 9 9 0
    1953 16 16 0
    1954 16 16 0
    1955 27 27 0
    1956 23 23 0
    1957 9 9 0
    1958 10 10 0
    1959 11 11 0
    1960 19 19 0
    1961 11 11 0
    1962 13 13 0
    1963 10 10 0
    1964 15 15 0
    1965 7 7 0
    1966 11 11 0
    1967 16 16 0
    1968 26 26 0
    1969 17 17 0
    1970 23 23 0
    1971 22 22 0
    1972 18 18 0
    1973 16 16 0
    1974 16 16 0
    1975 10 10 0
    1976 8 8 0
    1977 9 9 0
    1978 9 9 0
    1979 8 8 0
    1981 10 10 0
    1982 5 5 0
    1983 10 10 0
    1984 5 5 0
    1986 5 5 0
    2002 5 5 0
    2003 5 5 0
    2004 6 6 0
    2007 5 5 0
    2008 9 9 0
    2009 9 9 0
    2010 6 6 0
    2011 7 7 0
    2012 10 10 0
    2013 18 18 0
    2014 21 21 0
    2015 15 15 0
    2016 11 11 0
    2017 12 12 0

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    Popularity of Viva as a first name

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    Popularity of Viva as a last name

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    Common last names for Viva

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Davis
    • Williams
    • Miller
    • Anderson
    • Moore
    • Thomas
    • White
    • Rogers
    • Phillips

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Viva U.S.
      White 41.67% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.26% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 48.15% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Viva

    People with the last name Viva are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Viva

    • How Popular is the name Viva? Viva is the 4,742nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Viva was the 151,532nd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Viva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,502 babies born with the first name Viva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Viva 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 Viva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
    • When was Viva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Viva is Sunday, August 8th, 1869.
    • What year had the most people named Viva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Viva was in 1921 with a total of 103 babies.
    • Random Viva Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Viva is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1920.
    • Weird things about the name Viva: Your name in reverse order is Aviv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Viva. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Viva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 108 people with the last name Viva.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Viva? Viva is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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