Livio is a ♂ boy’s name.
Livio is an Italian variant of the Roman name Livius.
Livio means “of the Livii family”, but as well “jealous”, “envious” and “blue” or “bluish” (from Latin “lividus” = blue/envious or “liveo” = to envy).
The name Livio, which comes from the ancient Roman, means, among other things, “bluish”. But what is the meaning of this colorful name? Researchers assume that the meaning of the name Livio alludes mainly to a noble origin, which is associated with a pale skin color. Hence the designation as “bluish” – after all, in pale people usually the veins shimmer bluish through the skin. At the time of the ancient Romans, pale skin was associated with high social status, such as nobility. This was because the “lower” working people, such as peasants and servants, usually had to work outside in the glaring sun. Their skin became very tanned from constant exposure to sunlight. The rich could afford to stay inside in the cool house, thus maintaining their pale skin. The saying that nobles have blue blood also comes from this. The expression first became public in Spain, where people spoke of “sangre azul”. In Spain, it was added that the royal family often intermarried with nobles from northern Europe and thus often had a lighter skin color than the rest of the population. So if your little treasure is to have a name with a noble background, Livio is a nice and not too obvious choice. Livio is also a nice alternative to the more popular choices Levi and Oliver and is a very rare name.
The name Livio is ranked #1309 overall.
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