First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ziv

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Israel says the name Ziv is of Jewish origin and means "A light".
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From Proto-Iranian *hižwáH, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ȷ́iȷ́ʰwáH, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

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Notable Persons Named Ziv

Notable Persons Named Ziv

Ziv Kalontarov

Ziv was born on January 15th, 1997 in Rishon LeZion, Israel.

Ziv Bar-Joseph

Ziv Bar-Joseph is a in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, and machine learning. Ziv was born in 1971.

Ziv Koren

Ziv Caveda

Ziv Caveda is a soccer player for the Bnei Yeechalal Rehovot F.C., Hapoel Tzafririm Holon F.C., Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C., Beitar Jerusalem F.C., Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim F.C., Hapoel Ashkelon F.C., Hapoel Haifa F.C., Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C., Sektzia Nes Tziona F.C., and Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon F. Ziv was born on December 10th, 1978 in Ethiopia.

Ziv Better

Ziv Carmon

Ziv was born on November 11th, 1961 in Israel.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ziv

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ziv

Jacob Ziv

Jacob Ziv is a scientist in the field of information theory. Jacob was born on November 27th, 1931 in Tiberias.

Frederick Ziv

Frederick was born on August 17th, 1905. He passed away on October 13th, 2001.

Yoav Ziv

Yoav Ziv is a soccer player for the Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., Maccabi Haifa F.C., Hapoel Haifa F.C., Hapoel Nazareth Illit F.C., Beitar Jerusalem F.C., K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Israel national under-21 football team, and Israel national football team. Yoav was born on March 16th, 1981 in Hadera, Israel.

Asaiah Ziv

Asaiah Ziv is an underground hip hop rapping, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Vocals. His ongoing career started in 2011. Asaiah was given the name Aaron Rivera on July 17th, 1996 in Las Vegas Valley. Asaiah is also known as KIDD and Aaron Rivera.

Yair Ziv

Yair Ziv is a businessman. Yair was born Yair Ziv in 1956.

Yitzhak Ziv

Yitzhak was born on November 11th, 1937 in Tel Aviv.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ziv U.S.
  White 98.18% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ziv

People with the last name Ziv are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ziv

  • How Popular is the name Ziv? Ziv is the 29,295th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ziv was the 61,123rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ziv have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 178 babies born with the first name Ziv in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ziv to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ziv? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ziv first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ziv is Tuesday, July 17th, 1917.
  • What year had the most people named Ziv born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ziv was in 2017 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Ziv Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ziv is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Ziv: The name spelled backwards is Viz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Zvi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ziv? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 329 people with the last name Ziv.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ziv? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ziv as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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