Meaning and name origin
Lavinia \l(a)-vi-nia\ as a girl's 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 an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lavinia for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lavinia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Luvenia, Vinnie, Vina, Lovina, Louvenia, Lavenia, Lavina and Lavinia. (2014 statistics).