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Vivian is a girl’s baby name that has been in common use since the Middle Ages. It is just as timelessly beautiful today as it was centuries ago. Meaning “alive,” the name promises energy and enthusiasm for life.

Meaning and Origin of the name Vivian:

Vivian is a French name for girls and is of Latin origin meaning “life” or “alive.”

Vivian is the English form of the Latin feminine name Viviana and the Latin masculine Vivianus. Both Viviana and Vivianus come from the Latin verb vivus (meaning “alive”).

Symbolism of the name Vivian:

With the meaning “life,” Vivian is symbolized by vibrant flowers and trees and beautiful natural vistas.

Nicknames for the name Vivian:

Vivian is a distinguished girl's name which has several cute and upbeat nicknames. We put together the list below of nicknames for Vivian to help you find the best nickname for your baby girl. Having a cute nickname for an elegant given name creates a nice contrast.

  • Vi
  • Viv
  • Vivi
  • Vivvi
  • Venni
  • Yen
  • Van 
Baby name Vivian

Style of the name Vivian:


Gender of the name Vivian:

Although Vivian was originally a boy’s name, it has been used almost exclusively as a girl’s name since the Middle Ages.

Pronunciation of the name Vivian:


Number of syllables in the name Vivian:


Emotion evoked from the name Vivian:

Vivian evokes feelings of refinement and vibrant life.

Alternative spellings for the name Vivian:

Popularity of the name Vivian:

According to the Social Security Administration, Vivian is a timeless baby name that has never fallen out of favor as a girl’s name. Vivian was in the top 100 baby names for girls between 1911 and 1934. It returned to the top 100 list in 2014 and remains there.

Great middle names for the name Vivian and their meanings:

  • Annalise (graceful oath)
  • Beatrix (blessed, happy)
  • Sylvia (forest, woods)
  • Opal (jewel)
  • Mira (peace)
  • Katrina (pure)
  • Eloise (sun)
  • Cerise (cherry)
  • Celeste (of the sky, heavenly)

Famous people with the name Vivian:

  • Vivian Dandridge (American actress)
  • Vivian Green (American R&B singer)
  • Vivian Bang (American actress)
  • Vivian Oparah (British actress)
  • Vivian Vance (American actress
  • Vivian Alamain (television, “Days of Our Lives”)
  • Vivien Harmon (television, “American Horror Story”)
  • Princess Vivian (television, “Sofia the First”)
  • Vivian (video games, Paper Mario series)
  • Vivian Banks (television, “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”)
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