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Vivian name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010
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What does the name Vivian mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Vivian

User Submitted Origins

English
50%
French
20%
Roman
15%
Latin
9%
American
3%
Italian
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Vivian is of Latin origin and means "Alive, Living".
  2. A user from Massachusetts, U.S. says the name Vivian is of English origin and means "Gift of life".
  3. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Vivian means "Life/alive".
  4. According to 4 people from all over the world, the name Vivian is of Latin / Roman origin and means "Lively".
  5. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Vivian means "Lively, Thoughtful, Energetic, Curious, Creative" and is of American origin.
  6. A submission from West Virginia, U.S. says the name Vivian means "Lively one".
  7. A user from Nigeria says the name Vivian is of Roman origin and means "Lively flower".
  8. According to 3 people from Texas, U.S., the name Vivian is of French origin and means "Life".
  9. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Vivian means "Full of life" and is of Italian origin.
  10. A user from France says the name Vivian is of African Dutch (Afrikaans) origin and means "Gods gift".
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Early saints' name from Latin Vivianus, and of its feminine form Viviana, probably from vivus "alive".

  1. A male given name from Latin.
  2. A female given name from Latin.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

Vivian was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Vivian

Notable Persons Named Vivian

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh was an actress. She holds the title Lady Olivier and Lady Olivier (1947–60). Her most notable accomplishments were from 1917 to present. Vivien was given the name Vivian Mary Hartley on November 5th, 1913 in Darjeeling. She left this life on July 8th, 1967.

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Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance was an actress and singer. She has been prominent since 1933. Vivian was given the name Vivian Roberta Jones on July 26th, 1909 in Cherryvale, Kansas, US. She left this life on August 17th, 1979.

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Vivian Campbell

Vivian Campbell is a hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal music, and glam metal musician. He plays Gibson Les Paul, Gibson J-200, Zemaitis Guitars, and Gibson Explorer. His ongoing career started in 1977. Vivian was given the name Vivian Patrick Campbell on August 25th, 1962 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Vivian Dsena

Vivian Dsena is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2007.

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Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was a in the field of photography. Vivian was given the name Vivian Dorothy Maier on February 1st, 1926 in New York City, U.S. She breathed her last breath on April 21st, 2009.

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Clive James

Clive James is a writer. Clive was given the name Vivian Leopold James on October 7th, 1939 in Kogarah, New South Wales.

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  • Vivian Hsu
    Singing
  • Vivian Stanshall
    Musician
  • Vivian Blaine
  • Vivian Wu
    Actress
  • Vivian Balakrishnan
    Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Vivian Chow
    Singer
  • Vivian Pickles
    Actress
  • Viv Thomas
    Adult Photographer / Producer
  • Vivian Lee
  • Vivian Barbot
    Leader of the Bloc Québécois
  • Vivian Bullwinkel
    Military Person
  • Vivian Bang
    Actor
  • Vivian Woodward
    Soccer Player
  • Vivian Lai

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vivian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vivian

C. T. Vivian

C. T. Vivian is a minister and author. C. was given the name Cordy Tindell Vivian on July 30th, 1924.

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Daniel Vivian

Daniel Vivian is an actor, writer, and film producer. He was most active from 1997 to present. Daniel was born on June 17th, 1963 in Foča.

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Andrew Vivian

Andrew Vivian is an engineer.

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Hussey Vivian, 3rd Baron Vivian

Hussey was born on June 19th, 1834. He breathed his last breath on October 21st, 1893.

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Valentine Patrick Terrel Vivian

Valentine Patrick Terrel Vivian is a punjab province (british india), presidencies, and provinces of british india.

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The Lord Vivian

The Lord Vivian is a military person.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vivian U.S.
  White 72.10% 64.26%
  African American 6.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vivian

People with the last name Vivian are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Vivian

  • What name lists does Vivian rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Vivian? Vivian is the 357th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Vivian was the 96th most popular name. As a last name Vivian was the 11,719th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vivian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 213,345 babies born with the first name Vivian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vivian to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vivian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 29 new born babies.
  • When was Vivian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vivian is Tuesday, April 24th, 1827.
  • What year had the most people named Vivian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vivian was in 1920 with a total of 4,128 babies. That's a lot of babies named Vivian!
  • Random Vivian Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vivian ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 250 babies in New York have the same name in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Vivian: The name spelled backwards is Naiviv. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Viavin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vivian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,674 people with the last name Vivian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vivian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vivian as their last name since less than 1 person in 110k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Vivian name meaning

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