Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, V names, Virtues/Attributes


Viva is a Latin word, the feminine form of vivus meaning “alive, living”, and is also a word in several Romance languages meaning “life, live”. It could also be used as a nickname for Vivian, which derives from the same root word meaning “alive, living”, or even as a short form of Aviva meaning “spring” in Hebrew.

Viva is also an Indian female name, the feminine form of Vivaan which may be derived from Sanskrit vivāna  विवान meaning “plaiting, twisting”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew, Sanskrit



  • Vivia (Italian, Portuguese)


Male forms:

  • Vivus (Ancient Roman, Latin)
  • Vivaan (Indian, Hindi)


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