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Ziva is a variation of the unisex baby name Ziv. It comes from the ancient Jewish calendar, translating to “bright” or “radiant” in English. As of 2021, Ziva is a top 2,400 option for girls.

Meaning of the name Ziva:

Hebrew: bright, radiant

Origin of the name Ziva:

Ziva is the feminine form of the ancient Hebrew boy's name, Ziv. Ziv was the title of the second month of the Jewish year. It was on the ancient calendar in the Hebrew tradition before being a name. It translates to “bright” or “radiant” in English. Ziva and Ziv did not become given names until later.

Symbolism of the name Ziva:

Ziva has the same meaning as the baby name Ziv. Ziv was the title of the second month of the year on the Jewish calendar. It translates to “bright” or “radiant” in English. Ziva has the same meaning.

Style of the name Ziva:


Gender of the name Ziva:

Ziva is a cultural name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Ziva:


Number of syllables in the name Ziva:


Emotion evoked from the name Ziva:

Ziva is a strong and noble name for girls. It is unique and ancient.

Alternative spellings for the name Ziva:

  • Zivah
  • Zyva
  • Zyvah
  • Zeeva
  • Zeevah

Nicknames for the name Ziva:

  • Ziv
  • Iva 
  • Vay
  • Zee
  • Zizi

Popularity of the name Ziva:

Ziva has no history as a top 1,000 baby name on the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, it is a top 2,400 option. More specifically, Ziva is number 2,342 for girls.

Related names for the name Ziva:

  • Zoey 
  • Zipporah
  • Priya
  • Hadassah
  • Aziza
  • Tamar
  • Rivka 
  • Nava

Great middle names for Ziva and their meanings:

  • Ariel (lion of God)
  • Gianna (God is gracious)
  • Hannah (grace, favor)
  • Elle (she, her)
  • Monique (alone, advisor)
  • Adair (wealthy spear, happy spear, ford of the oaks)
  • Gabrielle (God is my strength)
  • Abigail (cause of joy, father's joy)

Famous people with the name Ziva:

  • Ziva Rodman (actress, “Macumba Love”)

Zivas in popular culture:

  • Ziva David (character from “NCIS”)
  • Ziva Payvan (character from “Sci, Fi” trilogy)