What does Lavinia mean?
Lavinia /la-vin-ia/ [4 sylls.] 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.
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)
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.435%) and are now significantly less popular, with versions like Lavina, Lavinia, Louvenia, Vinnie and Vina falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)