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DLaderBeal Mon 25-Nov-19 17:09:48

Thoughts please on this girl’s name?

helpiamstressedbuthey Sat 30-Nov-19 21:21:28

I quite like it actually! It was the name of a detective on NCIS ... used to watch it with my grandad so perhaps that is why I have lovely associations with the name

WeshMaGueule Sat 30-Nov-19 20:57:03

It's slang for a hoodie in French, if it matters.

AdalindMeisner Sat 30-Nov-19 14:50:12

I like it. There was a character in Ncis called Ziva. She was a real tough character. The name is from Israel I believe.

KittenCuteness Sat 30-Nov-19 13:49:36

I don't like it, sorry OP. (I didn't think Zika, though!)

I like Anouk and Zosia. I had a lovely Polish aunt called Zosia.

FenellaMaxwell Fri 29-Nov-19 16:05:48

I like Noor and Anouk. I’m afraid I also think Zika.

Bananablueberry Thu 28-Nov-19 17:35:36

I also know a dog called Ziva but do think it's a lovely name. Love Anouk

runoutofnamechanges Thu 28-Nov-19 15:29:54

You could (legitimately) spell it Zivah instead of Ziva so it doesn't "look" like Zika and people don't make the association, particularly as it isn't pronounced to rhyme with Zika. A at the end of a female name in Hebrew can be transliterated as -ah or -a eg Sarah/Sara.

Zivia/Zivya (gazelle) is another alternative (that also has many different ways to transliterate it).

RolytheRhino Thu 28-Nov-19 07:13:53

I know of no fewer than three dogs named Ziva.

It is very shoutable. "Zeeeeeeeevaaaaaa!"

CaptainCabinets Thu 28-Nov-19 00:50:35

I know of no fewer than three dogs named Ziva. Pretty but it’s a dog’s name to me now!

BonBon411 Tue 26-Nov-19 14:45:48

Ziva is gorgeous ... also like Vashti

DLaderBeal Tue 26-Nov-19 10:01:38

Zivi is lovely! Thanks for all the thoughts. I’ll have to look up this NCIS association, good by the sounds of it?

CatherineOfAragonsPrayerBook Tue 26-Nov-19 09:56:48

How are people getting the Veee Vaaaa sound mixed up with Zeee Kaaa?

I think it's beautiful and exotic. The NCIS character embodies it's sense of mystery well. Love it.

Willow2017 Tue 26-Nov-19 02:28:02

I love it, and it's meaning.
If I was starting again (by some miracle) it would be on my list.

dreichwinter Tue 26-Nov-19 01:35:39

I did think of the virus first.
Sorry OP.
Otherwise I don't think it is a bad sounding name.

Pieceofpurplesky Tue 26-Nov-19 00:40:00

I love Ziva and the alternative Xiva

MzPumpkinPie Tue 26-Nov-19 00:30:50

I know a beautiful woman called Shiva.
( she-va), absolutely love her name.
Not sure about Ziva though.
It does sound like a virus or prescription medication to me.

runoutofnamechanges Tue 26-Nov-19 00:22:34

How about Zivi, which is an alternative form of the same name? I knew one growing up who was cool, beautiful and clever.

MollyHuaCha Tue 26-Nov-19 00:12:40


schafernaker Mon 25-Nov-19 23:53:40

Zosia is my absolute fave! Much better option 😊

Bluerussian Mon 25-Nov-19 23:37:14

How about Visa?
No, don't like Ziva particularly but the meaning is nice: “radiance, brilliance, light, God, brightness”.

Redshoeblueshoe Mon 25-Nov-19 23:31:59


Omashu Mon 25-Nov-19 23:29:37

You know, Zika would actually make a great name if it wasn’t for the virus!

Shylo Mon 25-Nov-19 23:26:53

I have a colleague with a DD called Ziva and I love it, beautiful strong name .... and it’s never once made me think of Zika!

bookmum08 Mon 25-Nov-19 23:23:32

I know it from NCIS. I remember the character saying she wasn't fond of her name because it's a 'grandma' name - ie old fashioned. The Israeli version of being called Doris or Joan perhaps grin
Perfectly nice name.

SlightlyBonkersQFA Mon 25-Nov-19 23:11:41

I thought of the zika virus as well.

I like zyla though.

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