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Gender: F Meaning of Livia: "blue, envious" Origin of Livia: Latin Livia's Popularity in 2013: #749

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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 749.

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Famous People Named Livia

Livia Charles Basche (b. 2008), Daughter of David Alan Basche and Alysia Reiner
Livia, the famously Machiavellian empress of Ancient Rome and wife to Caesar Augustus

Pop Culture References for the Name Livia

Livia Soprano, mother of Tony Soprano in the TV series "The Sopranos," played by Nancy Merchant
Character in James Joyce's "Ulysses"
Livia Blackthorn, character in the novel 'City of Heavenly Fire' by Cassandra Clare

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