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Gender: F Meaning of Liv: "life" Origin of Liv: Norse Liv's Popularity in 2015: #720

The fame of actress and Aerosmith daughter Liv Tyler helped to infuse life into this short but solid Scandinavian name that was chosen for her daughter by Julianne Moore. It was on the rise in 2014, gaining 150 spots since 2013 and 270 spots since 2012.

Liv Tyler was given the name after her mother, Bebe Buell, saw an image of Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann on the cover of TV Guide shortly before her daughter's birth.

Liv combines the succinct charm of a nickname--people might assume it's short for Olivia--with the solidity of being a classic stand-alone Scandinavian name with a life-force meaning.

Famous People Named Liv

Liv Rundgren Tyler, American actress, daughter of singer Steven Tyler
Liv Johanne Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director
Liv Lindeland, Norwegian model and actress
Liv Freundlich, daughter of actress Julianne Moore and director Bartholomew "Bart" Freundlich
Liv Kristine (Espenæs Krull), Norwegian heavy metal singer of bands Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes
Olivia "Liv" Boeree, English poker player, presenter and model
Liv Ragnheim Arnesen, Norwegian skier and adventurer
Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée, Norwegian Olympic biathlete
Liv Strædet, Norwegian footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Liv

Olivia "Liv" Lerner, character in movie "Bride Wars"
Liv, character in movie "Duets"
Olivia "Liv" Rooney, character on TV's "Liv and Maddie"
Liv Malone, character on TV's "Skins"
Liv Parker, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Olivia "Liv" Moore, main character on TV's "iZombie"