The name Livia is a girl's name of Spanish, Latin origin meaning "blue, envious". Livia is ranked #733 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".
From the experts:
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 US Top 1000 in 2004.
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