Livia is a beautiful classic baby name for little girls. Livia not only works as its own name, but also for parents seeking a shortened version of “Olivia”. Keep reading to learn some more about the name.

Meaning of the name Livia:

Latin for “blue, envious”.

Origin of the name Livia:

Livia has Latin origins. Many people do take it as a shortened version of “Olivia”, but Livia is a name that has stood on its own since the Roman Empire thanks Livia Drusilla, the wife of Emperor Augustus.

Symbolism of the name Livia:

Livia can serve as a sign of peace thanks to its Latin connection to the olive branch as that has always been a symbolism of harmony and togetherness. Furthermore, Livia is a sign of calm and gentleness.

Style of the name Livia:


Gender of the name Livia:

The baby name Livia is generally used for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Livia:

LEE-vya or LIV-ee-ə

Number of syllables in the name Livia:

Two or three depending on pronunciation.

Emotion evoked from the name Livia:

With the baby name Livia, it provokes a light feeling of joy, playfulness, and happiness.

Alternative spellings for the name Livia:

  • Lyvia
  • Livya

Nicknames for the name Livia:

  • Livi
  • Liv 
  • Livvy
  • Viv
  • Livs

Popularity of the name Livia:

From the Social Security Index, it’s known that Livia saw its most popularity as a baby name for girls in 2014 when it ranked #668.

Related names for the name Livia:

Great middle names for Livia and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Livia:

  • Livia d’Arco (Italian singer)
  • Livia Brito (Cuba-Mexican actress)
  • Livia Millhagen (Swedish actress)
  • Livia von Plettenberg (Austrian kickboxer)
  • Livia Zita (Hungarian graphic designer, singer)
  • Livia Rev (Hungarian musician)
  • Livia Altmann (Swiss ice hockey player)
  • Livia Lancelot (French motocross racer)
  • Livia Andrade (Brazilian actress, TV presenter)

Livias in movies/pop culture:

  • Livia Frye (a character from the soap opera All My Children)
  • Livia Soprano (the character in the TV show The Sopranos)
  • Livianame a character adopted in the TV show Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Livia Burlando (the character in the TV show Inspector Montalbano)
  • Livia Blackthorn (character from the Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare)
  • Livia Beale (character from the TV show Journeyman)
  • Livia(the character in the video game Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion)