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Vivienne is a French version of the English baby name Vivian and Latin name Viviana. It was popular in the early 1900s and was not popular again until the 2010s with celebrities using the name. The most popular Viviennes today include Vivienne Westwood and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.

Meaning of the name Vivienne:

French: life, alive

Origin of the name Vivienne:

Vivienne originated as the English name Vivian. The French Gallic culture determined that they would make their own version of the name, which resulted in Vivienne. Both cultures received their ideation of the name from the Latin name Viviana. The name was popularized in the 2010s through the birth of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's daughter Vivienne.

Symbolism of the name Vivienne:

Vivienne retains the same meaning in French as it does in other cultures when spelled differently. Whether you want to name your child Vivian or Vivienne, for instance, the name will always mean “life” or “alive.”

Baby name Vivienne

Style of the name Vivienne:

Traditional

Gender of the name Vivienne:

Vivienne is a traditionally female name.

Pronunciation of the name Vivienne:

viv-EE-uhn

Number of syllables in the name Vivienne:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Vivienne:

Vivienne feels a bit formal, but it is still a name that is fun. It is more unique, especially when considering the spelling options.

Alternative spellings for the name Vivienne:

Nicknames for the name Vivienne:

  • Viv
  • Vi
  • Vivi
  • Venni
  • Venny
  • Enna
  • Evie 

Popularity of the name Vivienne:

The baby name Vivienne was on the Social Security Index from 1911 to 1930, never rising above number 666 overall. It came back to the Polarity Index in 2009 at number 531. As of the year 2020, the name ranks at number 260 for girls.

Related names for the name Vivienne:

Great middle names for Vivienne and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Vivienne:

  • Vivienne Westwood (fashion designer)
  • Vivienne Jolie-Pitt (daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie)
  • Vivienne Segal (actress, “Golden Dawn”)
  • Vivienne Chandler (actress, “Lust for a Vampire”)
  • Vivienne Spence (professional sprinter)
  • Vivienne Perry (journalist in England)

Viviennes in popular culture:

  • Vivienne Graham (character in “Godzilla”)
  • Vivienne (character in “Dragon Age: Inquisition” video game)
  • Vivienne Kensington (character in “Legally Blonde” musical)