Gender: Male Meaning of Ziv: "brilliance" Origin of Ziv: Hebrew

Ziv Origin and Meaning

The name Ziv is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "brilliance".

Also a synonym for the Hebrew month of Iyar, which usuually falls in May, would work and play well with others like Zev and Lev.

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letmein Says:


Ooh no...

ambercat Says:


Yikes! This sounds uncomfortably close to zib, which is Arabic slang for the male private parts. Maybe it just wouldn't travel well or possibly I'm making a more out of it than necessary since it isn't uncommon for people named Richard to use that 4 letter nickname starting with D.

sablemae98 Says:


I feel like this would work well as a unisex nickname, especially as an unexpected & tomboyish nickname for Sophia.