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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.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also related girl names Vina and Vinia.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lavinia name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lavenia, Lavina, Lavinia, Louvenia, Lovina, Luvenia, Vina, 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 and Levania. Other recommended similar baby names are Davinia and Ravinia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lavinia.

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