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A famous bearer is Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann (b. 1939).
alberto  12/7/2004
Liv Tyler (daughter of Steve Tyler of Aerosmith) the actress bears this name as well.
liv  2/21/2005
I fancied it to be a pet form of Olivia or Lavinia or the like. I suppose not!
gaelruadh19  6/13/2005
In Roman numerals this is 54.
wiswina  12/3/2005
This can also be a nickname for Olivia or Livia.
JuliaF  5/18/2006
Could also be short for Olive.
― Anonymous User  7/2/2006
Just really hate this name. I think it's really ugly. :( And I don't pronounce it "Leev"!
Frozten  1/4/2007
Julianne Moore's daughter's name is Liv Helen.
nothingshortoftragic  1/6/2007
I think this name is pretty, but not one of my favourites. I pronounce it 'LIV' as in, That story will live on and on in my heart.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2007
Famous bearer is Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull, former vocalist for Theatre of Tragedy, current vocalist of Leaves' Eyes.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2007
I love the name Liv! It should be pronounced (Live) not like live television but more like living without the ing. I personally think it is a beautiful name. Some people think that Liv should be short for Olivia, but I don't. It's the name of a girl who is alive. It reminds me of a girl who is free and lives every day like it's her last. Liv is one of my favorite names. Plus, Liv Tyler is a wonderful actress and holds the name with pride.
rory  1/27/2007
To those who made the comments about pronunciation:
You have to bear in mind that this isn't an English nickname to be pronounced to rhyme with "give." It's a Scandinavian standalone name, and with the Scandinavian vowels (and most other alphabets besides English) the I is almost always pronounced "ee".
― Anonymous User  2/24/2007
Listen you people (including you "rory" because you are obviously clueless) it is pronounced "leev" because that is how it is pronounced in Swedish (my native tongue) - it means "life" in our everyday langauge and this is how we pronounce it. The word which this name comes from "Liv". Try to have respect for the origins of a name, including the correct pronunciation - not just the one you prefer, and not just because some actress is pronouncing it that way - i.e. the wrong way.
CnDh85  3/24/2007
Come on, guys! Sweedypops, Liv may be a Scandinavian name, but that doesn't mean it isn't a nickname and name with a different pronunciation. I mean Olivia isn't pronounced "O-LEEV-ee-a".
― Anonymous User  4/7/2007
I am not denying that it is also a nickname for Olivia, nor am I at all suggesting that Olivia is to be pronounced Ol-eev-ia. I did get over-heated and I apologise since it was unnecessary, but I am still rather annoyed that some people refuse to accept that it is also a full name in another culture, with another meaning and with a different pronunciation which, if one has respect for such things, one should stick to. This is, after all, the comments section for the Scandinavian name Liv, not the nickname for Olivia (which should be part of the Olivia section), and it plainly states the correct pronunciation here, so I think this is not the place to be bringing up the wrong pronunciation simply because that is how one says it as a nickname for another name. This particluar Liv has NOTHING to do with the name Olivia. Liv Tyler was named after Liv Ullman - a Swedish actress - and the fact that so many people now think it is pronounced "live" because of her makes it somewhat hopeless for me to succeed in convincing you, I suppose.
CnDh85  4/9/2007
I agree with sweedypops. Is the same about Teo/Theodore. Teo is a full name in many cultures, but people don't see/understand/respect it. Liv is a beautiful name. :>
dianab  12/16/2007
This is an old comment but I just had to reply. Olivia IS pronounced oo-LEEV-ee-ah in Swedish (maybe in Norwegian and/or Danish too? I don't know). Names are not pronounced the same in every language. Just like Liv is (usually?) pronounced like the first part of the word "living" in English and LEEV in the Scandinavian languages.

I like this name, pronounced LEEV. It's short and simple and I think it has a nice meaning.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2009
The name Olivia IS pronounced o-LEE-vee-a in Danish.

I never really liked this name. It's too short for my taste and the meaning "life" makes it a little odd to my ears as it's a normal Danish word - even if the meaning is nice. Too many puns could be made on this name. And the English language has that problem too due to the pronunciation of 'live', like in "live and let die".
― Anonymous User  6/12/2009
I don't like this as nickname for Olivia but that's just because I don't like that name. I got to know this name because of actress Liv Tyler and at first I didn't really care for it but it has grown on me. I might use it for a daughter later.
renee06  8/28/2007
Also the short form of Olivia.
august  10/14/2007
This name is kind of overused in Norway. There is a lot of old women named Liv here.
― Anonymous User  2/15/2008
I like this name despite some teasing and mispronunciation the child might experience in anglophone countries as in "Leave, Liv!" or thinking it's short for Olivia.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2008
I dislike this name in both Swedish and English usage. In Swedish usage, it sounds somewhat strange and sentimental in a bad way, as it means 'life'. In English usage, it's far too minimalist, and sounds like it must be short for Olivia.
slight night shiver  4/27/2008
It reminds me of "liver" (which I hate, by the way).
GunsnRoses8794  11/24/2008
I like this as a name in its own right with the pronunciation given, but I also like it as a nickname, pronounced like the 'Liv' in Olivia. I'm writing a story in which there is a character called Deliverance, and she hates her name so she calls herself Liv.
Saffine Grace  3/30/2009
Love the name, and the meaning is short and sweet. I hate it as a nickname for Olivia though. I may use this for a daughter but if I have a son I would call him Oliver. Liv and Oliver are too alike for me so I maybe I won't use Liv. But I love this for a story character. And I like it on its own.
italiannames  11/26/2009
This is also a diminutive of Olivia. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  6/8/2010
I love this! It's nice as a nickname for Olivia, Livia, Liviana, etc., but I prefer it on its own.
Joy12  5/12/2011
Liv was popular in Norway from the 1930s to about the '50s. It ranked at #6 in 1935, #5 in 1940 (behind Anne, Bjørg, Inger and Kari), #3 in 1945 (behind Anne and Inger), #5 in 1950 (behind Anne, Inger, Marit and Torill), #6 in 1955, and #10 in 1960.
Quamalamalam  1/13/2015
My name is Liv and I just wanted to thank all who explained that it is not an English name and it is therefore not pronounced in English. It is pronounced "Leev". My father gave me this name because we are of Swedish descent. Thank you for the respect.
79Ladylove0-  12/1/2016
Liv Kristine Espenæs, better known as Liv Kristine, is a singer/songwriter who has performed and composed songs mostly for various subgenres of heavy metal music.
cutenose  12/14/2016

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