Meaning and Name Origin
Lavinia \l(a)-vi-nia\ 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.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Lavinia for girls. Lavinia reached its peak rank of #437 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Lavinia and associated names. Luvenia, Vina, Vinnie, Lovina, Louvenia, Lavina and Lavenia are the popular alternative forms of Lavinia. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are now significantly less popular, with versions like Vina, Vinnie, Luvenia, Louvenia and Lavinia falling out of style. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)