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Gender: Female Meaning of Liv: "life" Origin of Liv: Norse Liv's Popularity in 2017: #675

The name Liv is a girl's name of Norse origin meaning "life". Liv is ranked #675 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle names for Liv".

From the experts:

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.

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.

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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 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
Liv Helen Freundlich (b.2002), daughter of actress Julianne Moore
Liv Elena Roberts (b.2013), daughter of American actress Alana de la Garza
Liv Ezra (b.2016), daughter of model Bar Rafaeli and Adi Ezra
Liv Lee North (b.2017), daughter of Jon and Jessica North

Pop Culture References for the name Liv

Olivia "Liv" Benson, detective on Law & Order: SVU
Olivia "Liv" Lerner, character in movie "Bride Wars"
Liv, character in movie "Duets"
Olivia "Liv" Rooney, character on TV's "Liv and Maddie"
Olivia "Liv" Durand, a character in Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia's Caster Chronicles
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"
Liv Lambros, character in Rachael Allen's "The Revenge Playbook"