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Vivien (girl)

What does Vivien mean?

Vivien Pronunciation of Vivien [vivien] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Vivien) has its root in Latin, and the name Vivien means "lively". Vivien is an alternate spelling of Vivian (Latin): an ancient personal name.


Vivien has 7 variants: Viviane, Vivianne, Vivienne, Vivyan, Vivyanne, Vyvyan and Vyvyanne.

8 more relations via Vivian: Vibiana, Viv, Vivee, Vivi, Vivia, Viviana, Vivianna and Vivyana.

Creative forms:
(female) Vavien, Vivina, ..

(male) Vivon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vivien Skylee (V.S.), ..

How popular is Vivien?

Vivien is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2240 out of 4276, Top 52%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Vivien entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #838 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is at #1085 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Vivian (#95 from current records), Viviana (#427), Vivianna (#1243), Vivianne (#1516) and Vivienne (#233) are the prominent related forms of Vivien (#1085 from current records). Other forms, like Vivee, are uncommon. These relations of Vivien were at the peak of their popularity in 2015 (adoption of 0.4%). Vivian, Viviana and Vivienne are three of the more chic girl names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vivien, Vivian, Viviana, Vivianna, Vivianne, Vivienne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adrien, Aiden, Aileen, Aireen, Aven, Darien, Daveen, Deven, Eileen, Eilwen, Eireen, Eiren, Eirwen, Haven, Jadien, Jineen, Lidwien (see Lidwina), Linden, Livie, Marien, Raven, Silken, Tirien, Tirrien, Tivian, Valen, Vevina, Vickee, Vickey, Vickie, Viki, Vikkey, Vinia, Vinica, Vinita, Vinnie, Viole, Violet, Virge, Virgena, Virgene, Virgie, Vitel, Vitia, Viva, Viveca, Viveka, Vivica, Vivika, Vivva and Wileen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vivien.

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