"alive, living, life"

Viva Origin and Meaning

The name Viva is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "alive, living, life".

Viva la baby with this life-affirming name, one of the appealing group of girl names that mean life.! Singer Rufus Wainwright chose it for his baby daughter, perhaps in celebration of a new life entering the world the year after he lost his mother Kate McGarrigle. The baby's middle name is Katherine.

Viva (born Janet Susan) was one of Andy Warhol's single-named superstars.

Other related life-giving names on the rise: cousins Vida and Vita, and Vivian, Aviva, and even Zoe.

# 933 in the US

Viva Rank in US Top 1000

Viva Popularity

Famous People Named Viva

  • Viva BiancaAustralian actress
  • Janet Susan Mary "Viva" HoffmanAmerican actress
  • Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen (b. 2011)daughter of American,Canadian singer,songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright

Viva in Pop Culture

  • Viva Bennettcharacter on British TV series "Some Girls"
  • "Viva Forever" a song by the Spice Girls
  • "Viva la Vida" song by Coldplay, translated from Spanish to "long live life"
  • Viva paper towels