Viviane 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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My husband and I named our daughter Viviane. It is a beautiful name, suits her perfectly. I adore the uncommon nature of her name, and we are constantly have to correct people "No, not Vivian, ViviANN". It is not bothersome to us in the least, instead we find it flattering that her name is that uncommon.
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Viviane is a variant of Vivian. Vivian has origins in Latin, and it's literal meaning is "lively."
One possible name of the Lady of the Lake (from Arthurian legend) is Viviane.
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Viviane Joan Abbot Walker - matriarch of Rebecca Wells YaYa novels.
Viviane Duverger - character in the play "Un fil à la patte" by Georges Feydeau