Vivien Name Meaning & Origin

Vivien

Pronunciation: VI-vee-ən (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Vivien: | Edit

This is a beautiful version of the name. I'm Vivian, with an a, but I've been thinking of using the spelling Vivien or possibly Vivianne.

Interesting enough, while "Vivian" is in the top 100 most popular names of 2015 (according to social security), "Vivien" isn't even in the top 1000! What a difference a vowel makes! :p

Personal experiences with the name Vivien: | Edit

My name is Vivien and everyone calls me Vive (veev). It's not so uncommon that you get teased about it, but it's rare enough that you're not like, "Which one?" every time you hear your name said. The only other Vivien I know is my niece who's named after me. We call her Viven because my called her that when they were little

Nicknames for Vivien: | Edit

Vie (meaning "life" in French)
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Meanings and history of the name Vivien: | Edit

French, meaning alive.

Famous real-life people named Vivien: | Edit

Vivien Leigh, British actress (Gone with the Wind)

Vivien in song, story & screen: | Edit

Merlin and Vivien, narritive poem by Tennyson from Arthurian legend
Vivien Harmon from the TV show American Horror Story: Murder House

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