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What does Lavinia mean?

Lavinia Pronunciation of Lavinia [lavinia] as a girls' name is pronounced la-vee-NEE-ah. It is of Latin origin. The name of the legendary mother of the Roman people. Her name may possibly be derived from Lavinium, the name of an Etruscan city more ancient than Rome. Classical name revived in the Renaissance, and again used in the 18th century.

Associated with: legendary (mythology), roman, ancient (old), 18th century.


Lavinia has 17 variants: Lavena, Lavenia, Lavina, Lavinie, Levenia, Levina, Levinia, Livinia, Louvenia, Louvinia, Lovina, Lovinia, Luvena, Luvenia, Luvina, Luvinia and Vinnie.

Affiliated girl names: Vina and Vinia.

Creative forms:
(female) Lavinna, Lavinta, ..

(male) Lavingo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lavinia Juana (L.J.), ..

How popular is Lavinia?

Lavinia is a very popular first name for females (#2050 out of 4276, Top 48%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Lavinia reached its peak rank of #437 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lavinia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lavinia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Luvina, Luvenia, Luvinia, Vina, Vinnie, Vinia, Luvena, Lovina, Lavina, Lavenia, Levina, Louvenia and Lavena are the popular alternative forms of Lavinia ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Lavinia were popular as birth names a century ago (average #1041), but now, versions like Lavinia have gone out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lavinia, Lavena, Lavenia, Lavina, Levina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Louvenia, Lovina, Luvena, Luvenia, Luvina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Luvinia, Vina, Vinia, Vinnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lavinia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lavinia is pronounced similarly to Lavanna, Lavonna, Levana, Levania, Levanna, Levona, Livana and Livanna. Other recommended names are Alvinia, Davina, Davinia, Divinia, Elvinia, Gavina, Lacina, Lacinda, Laina, Lakicia, Lakitia, Larina, Larinda, Latania, Laticia, Latina, Latitia, Latonia, Lavonda, Lavonne, Mavina, Ravina, Ravinia, Ravinna and Savina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lavinia.

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