Viviana Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Viviana:
Feminine form of the Latin Vivianus, which has its root in vivus (alive).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Weird coincidence: I know 3 Vivianas. All 3 have parents of Hispanic origin and have a brother whose first name starts with the letter J.
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St. Vibiana - 3rd Century martyr and virgin; Patron Saint of the City of Los Angeles. Her feast day is 1 September.
St, Vibiana - 4th Century martyr and virgin.
In the year 363, Emperor Julian made Apronianus Governor of Rome. Bibiana suffered in the persecution started by him. She was the daughter of Christians, Flavian, a Roman knight, and Dafrosa, his wife. Flavian was tortured and sent into exile, where he died of his wounds. Dafrosa was beheaded, and their two daughters, Bibiana and Demetria, were stripped of their possessions and left to suffer poverty. However, they remained in their house, spending their time in fasting and prayer. Apronianus, seeing that hunger and want had no effect upon them, summoned them. Demetria, after confessing her faith, fell dead at the feet of the tyrant. Bibiana was reserved for greater sufferings. She was placed in the hands of a wicked woman called Rufina, who in vain endeavored to seduce her. She used blows as well as persuasion, but the Christian virgin remained faithful. Enraged at the constancy of this saintly virgin, Apronianus ordered her to be tied to a pillar and beaten with scourges, laden with lead plummets, until she expired. The saint endured the torments with joy, and died under the blows inflicted by the hands of the executioner.Her body was then put in the open air to be torn apart by wild animals, yet none would touch it. After two days she was buried.
Feast day 2 December.
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Viviana Gibelli- Venezuelan TV show host and former beauty queen
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