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Gender: F Pronunciation: LIV-ee-ah Meaning of Livia: "blue, envious" Origin of Livia: Latin Livia's Popularity in 2014: #666

Though it sounds like a chopped-off variation of Olivia, the distinctively attractive Livia has been an independent name since the days of the ancient Romans, when it belonged to Livia Drusilla, the powerful wife of the Emperor Augustus., and is still commonly heard in modern Italy.

Livia was a literary favorite from the sixteenth century, appearing in the plays of John Fletcher and Thomas Middleton, and playing a minor role in Romeo and Juliet. Anna Livia Plurabelle is the name of a character in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

Livia entered the U.S. Top 1000 in 2004 and has gradually made her way to Number 666. In England and Wales, Livia is within the Top 400.

Famous People Named Livia

Livia Drusilla, wife of Roman Emperor Augustus
Livia Turco, Italian politician
Livia d'Arco, Italian singer
Livia Brito, Cuban-Mexican actress
Livia Lang, Austrian Olympic synchronized swimmer
Livia Charles Basche (b. 2008), daughter of actors David Alan Basche and Alysia Reiner

Pop Culture References for the name Livia

Livia Pollio Soprano, character on "The Sopranos"
Anna Livia Plurabelle, character in "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce
Livia "Livvy" Blackthorn, character in 'The Dark Artifices' by Cassandra Clare
Livia, character in "Livia, or Buried Alive" by Lawrence Durrell

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