Vivienne Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Vivian:
Cognate of the French Vivien (alive), a male name derived from the Latin Vivianus, which has its root in vivus (alive). Although in Great Britain it is occasionally bestowed upon females, the alternate spelling Vivien is the more common female form. In Arthurian legend, Vivian was the name of the Lady of the Lake, an enchantress who was the mistress of Merlin.
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Popular usage: French
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I taught a little girl named Vivienne years ago, whom everyone called ViVi. She was a very sweet, happy little girl and I've often considered giving the name to one of my daughters.
Vivienne is the name of my niece, but I call her Ivy as a nickname. She is lively, talkative, and intelligent. Her parents chose this spelling because they liked that the letters were even (two each) and that it was French.
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Vie (meaning "life" in French),
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Vivienne is derived from the Latin vivus, meaning "alive."
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Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer and businesswoman, awarded DBE in 2006
Vivienne Boyd, New Zealand politician
Vivienne Chandler, French actress and photographer
Vivienne Dick, Irish filmmaker
Vivienne Garrett, Australian actor
Vivienne Goonewardena, Sri Lankan politician
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, daughter of American actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, daughter of American TV personality Rosie O'Donnell
Vivienne Sanders, American historian
Vivienne Segal, American actress
Vivienne Tam, Hong Kong fashion designer
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Vivienne is one name given for the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legend.