Vivienne: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Vivienne

Vivienne

Pronunciation: vi-ve-EHN, VI-vee-ən (key)

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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Comments and insights on the name Vivienne: | Edit

Popular usage: French

Personal experiences with the name Vivienne: | Edit

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.

Nicknames for Vivienne: | Edit

Viv,
Vivie,
Vienna,
Vie (meaning "life" in French),
Vee
Bee
Evie

Meanings and history of the name Vivienne: | Edit

Vivienne is derived from the Latin vivus, meaning "alive."

Famous real-life people named Vivienne: | Edit

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 Kubrick, daughter of director Stanley Kubrick
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

Vivienne in song, story & screen: | Edit

Vivienne is one name given for the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legend.

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