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The Latin/Ancient Roman pronunciation would be li-wee-a.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2005
This name has been used on TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess". It is assumed by Xena's daughter.
Hart  2/9/2006
Julia Livia, most better known as Livilla who was the sister of Emperor Claudius. She had an affair with few men but most notably Sejanus, agent of Tiberius and they plotted to have him killed. When news got out, Tiberius had all of their friends killed and Livilla was starved to death by her mother Antonia Minor.
Cardwitch  5/27/2006
My name is Livia and it´s not very often heard in Germany. I didn´t like my name, but now I like it.
AJolie  8/19/2006
Livia is a nice name for a cat, but not a person. When I think of Livia I think of Siân Phillips in "I, Claudius"!
Cardwitch  11/19/2006
Not such a bad name, but whenever I see it I think of the word 'livid'.
aqualime  11/19/2006
Livia Drusilla, after 14 AD called Julia Augusta (Classical Latin: LIVIA•DRVSILLA, later IVLIA•AVGVSTA[1]) (58 BC-AD 29) was the wife of Caesar Augustus and the most powerful woman in the early Roman Empire, acting several times as regent and being Augustus' faithful advisor. She was also mother to Emperor Tiberius and Drusus, grandmother to Germanicus and Claudius, great-grandmother to Caligula and Agrippina the younger and great-great-grandmother to Nero. She was deified by Claudius who acknowledged her title of Augusta.
sweetbabe  12/31/2006
It also is used in Romania. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  7/7/2007
Livia is also the Czech and Slovak form.
Name Day: 14th December (Czech) and 20th February (Slovak).
Janika  7/12/2007
Livia is also the Czech form. Name Day: 14 December.

Famous bearers:
First lady of Czechia, Livia Klausová.
Livia Kuchařová is also sister of Czechoslovak model Taťána Kuchařová.
Janika  10/15/2007
I simply adore this name: Livia Drusilla, the wife of Augustus, was the most powerful woman in Roman Empire. She was faithful, determined, strong, wise and bright, clever, and deeply involved in her husband's political questions.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2008
I love this name! It makes a nice alternative to Olivia.
bananarama  8/27/2008
I really like this name, but am hesitant to use it for our daughter because I'm afraid it will be confused with "Olivia" which is one of the most popular names right now. I'm all about more unique & for now it's still on the list.
KirstenSU04  2/19/2009
Livia Drusa is a leading character in Colleen McCullough's The Grass Crown. Although not famous in herself, she was the sister of tribune Marcus Livius Drusus, mother of Servilia Caepionis and Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, and grandmother of Brutus and Porcia.
Patria-Sue  3/23/2009
Livia Soprano was the name of Tony Soprano's mother on the hit TV series, The Sopranos.
Athena.Asis  11/6/2009
Livia was the name of the younger daughter of Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei.
CarolinW  3/29/2010
I love this name! This is my friend's name, but she spells it Livviya. Olivviya is not her full name, it's just Livviya but lots of people call her Olivia, so I don't think it's a great choice for a name.
Megan1125  5/8/2010
Italian Pronunciation:


Stress the "I" in "Li" to "EE." Again, "Vi" to "EE." "A" is as always, "Ah," or otherwise spoken as in the "A" in "Father."
Francesca  5/9/2011
Decent. I would never be found using it as a first... but I have no complaints over it being a diminutive for the Italian "Liviana." My only worry would be that people may see "Livia," itself, as a "kre8tiv" (made-up) form of "Olivia," or even "Lydia." English-speaking countries will have issues with correct pronunciation, for another point.
Overall: As stated at the beginning, decent. From my understanding it is fairly popular in Italy-- especially Rome.
Francesca  5/9/2011
How pretty!
Joy12  5/17/2011
This is one of my favorite names. I think it's very pretty and elegant-sounding. I think it sounds a lot better than Olivia. As for the association with Livia Drusilla, she wasn't as awful as I, Claudius makes her out to be, so I wouldn't worry about that.
Buneary  6/5/2013
I personally think Livia is a disgusting name. If I were to name my child, it would be Olivia instead because it is rather more proper and sounds nicer.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2015
I prefer a different name over Livia any day.
fallonleigh  1/19/2015
Livia Orestilla, or Cornelia Orestilla was a Roman Empress and the second wife of the Emperor Caligula in AD 37 or 38.
Aledis  8/8/2016
In my native country Slovakia, today is Livia Name's Day. I gave this name to my older daughter in 1978 thinking of its Roman origin and my old French friend Gerard gave it later to his daughter too, to remember me forever.
ZuzanaQ  2/20/2017
I think it's very unfair when people comment that it's a 'made up' version of Olivia or simply a shorter version of it. This has been around much longer than Olivia, and if we're being correct, Olivia is actually a made up version of Livia.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2017

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