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Gender: Female Meaning of Viva: "alive, living, life" Origin of Viva: Latin

The name Viva is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "alive, living, life". Viva and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Viva

Viva Bianca, Australian actress
Janet Susan Mary "Viva" Hoffman, American actress
Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen (b. 2011), daughter of American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright

Pop Culture References for the name Viva

Viva Bennett, character 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

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Esteban Says:


Like the paper towels.

gay mermaid Says:


Fun name with a great meaning!

Lola Says:



NaomiNY Says:


Viva Las Vegas!

madmaddie Says:


Viva la vida!