Gender: Female Pronunciation: ZEEV-uh Meaning of Ziva: "brilliance, brightness" Origin of Ziva: Hebrew

Ziva Origin and Meaning

The name Ziva is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "brilliance, brightness".

Relates to the month of Israeli independence.

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Pop Culture References for the name Ziva

Zivit, Zivi, Zivanit, Zeeva


ambercat Says:


Sounds like the name of a brand of paper towels or a laundry detergent that promises to make your white athletic socks whiter than white.

chdfbthugghvgfjk Says:


A beautiful name with a beautiful meaning and significance

ziggywiggy Says:


My grandmother loves this name! I would definitely consider using this as a future daughters first or middle name to indirectly honor her :)

missLis Says:


Such a great name

lizway Says:


Such a pretty name... I love it!

athenamay24 Says:


That's all true! I just don't think I could ever see myself using it because of how much I associate it with the character. Maybe it's because I don't have any other associations for Ziva? For instance, I love the name Cassandra because of a character, but because I have other associations with the name, I'm okay with it. I don't know, I've never really analyzed it, lol.

Floris Says:


Why a gp? It isn't weird, it has a nice meaning and sounds super nice :)

athenamay24 Says:


This is a guilty pleasure name for me. I love it because I love Ziva David from NCIS so much!

OliviaSarah Says:


Can't believe this isn't trendy, with the quirky Z and the similarity to the Eva/Eve- names. It's truly gorgeous.

AriellaBar Says:


Beautiful name in sound and meaning!

ashbee Says:


Just met a little girl named Ziva. Had to look it up. I think it's pretty and has a nice meaning.

Alic3 Says:


Ziva is a beautiful name but I always associate it with Navy Cis every time I hear it.