- After much-loved actress, Liv Tyler, it sounds spunkier and more fun then Olivia
- A great nickname for Olivia and Livia. I would almost name my kid Olivia so I could call her this, except Olivia is so popular and Livia sounds incomplete to me. Liv is an awesome name because you're saying, "live," you know? It's so short and simple and dynamic. A chick named Liv would be smart and have an attitude, with balls of solid rock... so to speak.
Liv comes from the Old Norse word hlif meaning "protection." In modern use, it is associated with the word liv meaning "life." In English it is sometimes used as a diminutive of Olivia.
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