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"Ziva" means "light" or "brightness" in Hebrew. It is a poetic form of the word.
-- flower999  2/20/2005
Pronounced zee-vah.
-- Miss Claire  7/30/2006
Ziva David is a fictional character in the TV series NCIS played by Cote de Pablo.
-- dollrock  10/8/2006
The emphasis is on the first syllable: ZEE-vah.
-- Aqua  1/30/2007
Never heard of it until I started watching NCIS. Now I love it. Ziva David is a strong, intelligent, and beautiful character, so now I think of exactly that kind of person when I hear this. I wouldn't mind a few more Zivas out there.
-- Black_X  7/6/2010
The character 'Ziva David' from the hit TV series 'NCIS.'
-- liat89  8/20/2010
Ziva (זיבה) means "gonorrhea" in modern Hebrew.

Ziva (זיוה) means "shining," "brilliance," etc.

They're one letter different, vav vs. vet, but pretty much no one in Israel uses this name any more because it's almost the same word as gonorrhea. I've run across a few non-Israeli Jewish people who have this as their Hebrew name and have no idea that Israeli people hear that word and think it's gonorrhea.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2011
The name Ziva was given to 158 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Unique, pretty and exotic. :)
-- justsomegirl  8/18/2014
Ziva David (pronounced Dah-VEED), from NCIS, is a proud bearer of this name. She is tough, gritty, but can be nice every now and then.
-- Lyoko2516  12/21/2014

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