How to Get to Liv

Hello everyone! I've done two installments of a series about nicknames so far, one about Ellie and one about Theo. Today I'm going to share with you some ways to get to the super adorable and classy nickname Liv! When I think of the nickname Liv, I think both cute and sophisticated. They seem like very different ascociations but it's really the best of both worlds. Of course, Liv is actually a stand alone name (and we'll talk about that too) but if you're looking for a longer name for Liv, I've got some options for you. I'll also point out that any name you can get Liv from, you can get Livi/Livy from as well. This isn't a long list but I hope it's helpful.



Liv
Origin: Norse
Meaning: life
Ranked #7

Liv is not just a nickname. It is a legitamate Norse meaning "life",  name all on its own. You could pronounce this name like "live" like Liv Tyler or "live long and prosper" but in Norse, it would be pronounced more like "leave". 

Olivia
Origin: Latin
Meaning: olive tree
Ranked #2 in 2014

Olivia is definitely the most popular name to get the nickname Liv from at #2. In fact, I think Olivia will be #1 next year. I think Liv and Livi/Livy are the most common nicknames for Olivia in our culture. I've heard Oli (OH-lee) in Mexico, though. The meaning "olive tree" is significant in that the olive branch has been 

Olivet
Origin: Latin
Meaning: olive tree

Olivet is such a cute biblical place name! It's similar to Olivia but with a cool ending and the weight of a biblical history. This is my favorite name on this list and it's on my own list of favorite names. 

Livia
Origin: Latin
Meaning: blue

Livia is another name that sounds like it sound be a nickname but it has legitimacy as a name on its own. Livid comes from an ancient Roman clan name. I was surprised to read that it meant blue. I think Livia is a familiar yet distinctive choice if you're looking for the nickname Liv. 


Lively
Origin: English
Meaning: lively, full of life

Lively is a super cute English word name that describes just about any kid! Lively with the nickname Liv would be simply adorable. There might be some concern about it aging well but I think it will.


Now for the long list:







Liv 
Olivia
Liviana
Olive
Olivet
Livinia
Oliviana
Livia
Olivine
Livana
Lively

Those are my suggestions for the nickname Liv! God bless and thanks for reading! 

Don't forget to check out How to Get to Theo and How to Get to Ellie!





Be on the look out for another article about nicknames coming soon! It'll be a boys name, possibly Ben or Max.

What is your favorite longer name for Liv? Do you have any other suggestions? What other nicknames would you like to see in this series? Let me know in the comments!




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  1. I'm Danish, so Liv is a word in my language. You don't pronounce it like 'leave'. I don't mean to be a gramma nazi, it just bugs me when people make a mistake regarding my language - or in this case, nordic languages.

    Leave is probably how you would pronounce it in the States, but not in Denmark.

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