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Jiva is the immortal essence of a living organism in Hinduism and Jainism.
Jiva, Jīva, or Jiwa may also refer to:
- Jīva (Jainism), the word used to refer the soul substance in Jainism
- Jīvá, a Sanskrit trigonometric term also known as jyā; see Jyā, koti-jyā and utkrama-jyā
- Jīva (nun) (fl. 4th century CE), sister of a king of Kucha, and Buddhist nun
- Jiva Goswami (1513–1598), philosopher and saint from the Gaudiya Vaishnava school of Vedanta Tradition
- Prakash Jiwa (born 1970), British Indian darts player
- Jiva Pandu Gavit, Indian politician
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