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Vivian

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Alive
  • #364 All Time
  • #98 in 2014
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Boys
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19k Viviana (Italian)
10k Vivienne (French)
6k Vivien (French)

How popular is the name "Vivian" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 29 22 7
1881 33 24 9
1882 32 27 5
1883 40 33 7
1884 45 33 12
1885 57 51 6
1886 55 49 6
1887 79 66 13
1888 84 77 7
1889 93 83 10
1890 110 103 7
1891 118 108 10
1892 164 152 12
1893 194 185 9
1894 224 212 12
1895 232 216 16
1896 242 224 18
1897 251 241 10
1898 328 308 20
1899 260 250 10
1900 401 383 18
1901 354 342 12
1902 434 425 9
1903 446 432 14
1904 489 470 19
1905 507 492 15
1906 502 489 13
1907 592 572 20
1908 581 561 20
1909 667 652 15
1910 817 801 16
1911 1,235 1,211 24 #80 girl name
1912 1,521 1,487 34 #84 girl name
1913 1,770 1,727 43 #83 girl name
1914 2,139 2,080 59 #81 girl name
1915 2,903 2,857 46 #78 girl name
1916 3,109 3,049 60 #77 girl name
1917 3,180 3,119 61 #79 girl name
1918 3,728 3,663 65 #72 girl name
1919 3,712 3,639 73 #72 girl name
1920 4,200 4,128 72 #64 girl name
1921 4,168 4,103 65 #68 girl name
1922 3,799 3,731 68 #74 girl name
1923 3,899 3,832 67 #69 girl name
1924 3,903 3,850 53 #71 girl name
1925 3,625 3,576 49 #76 girl name
1926 3,484 3,431 53 #80 girl name
1927 3,575 3,508 67 #77 girl name
1928 3,353 3,311 42 #78 girl name
1929 3,153 3,099 54 #81 girl name
1930 2,913 2,870 43 #91 girl name
1931 2,937 2,895 42 #82 girl name
1932 2,719 2,664 55 #90 girl name
1933 2,424 2,377 47 #99 girl name
1934 2,435 2,412 23 #98 girl name
1935 2,157 2,126 31
1936 2,050 2,012 38
1937 1,928 1,908 20
1938 1,828 1,798 30
1939 1,899 1,867 32
1940 2,286 2,261 25
1941 2,309 2,279 30
1942 2,236 2,204 32
1943 2,345 2,319 26
1944 2,045 2,023 22
1945 2,182 2,166 16
1946 2,452 2,425 27
1947 2,516 2,483 33
1948 2,448 2,423 25
1949 2,350 2,330 20
1950 2,280 2,268 12
1951 2,422 2,403 19
1952 2,531 2,510 21
1953 2,372 2,350 22
1954 2,302 2,274 28
1955 2,380 2,359 21
1956 2,569 2,557 12
1957 2,454 2,434 20
1958 2,215 2,202 13
1959 2,212 2,185 27
1960 2,034 2,020 14
1961 1,909 1,890 19
1962 1,756 1,743 13
1963 1,756 1,749 7
1964 1,518 1,510 8
1965 1,261 1,252 9
1966 1,067 1,057 10
1967 1,066 1,059 7
1968 917 912 5
1969 820 811 9
1970 790 778 12
1971 667 658 9
1972 572 572 0
1973 534 528 6
1974 517 507 10
1975 422 422 0
1976 385 378 7
1977 360 360 0
1978 353 348 5
1979 458 458 0
1980 414 408 6
1981 356 351 5
1982 392 392 0
1983 422 411 11
1984 419 410 9
1985 412 405 7
1986 442 442 0
1987 431 426 5
1988 434 428 6
1989 475 466 9
1990 560 552 8
1991 862 851 11
1992 918 908 10
1993 942 930 12
1994 919 919 0
1995 877 866 11
1996 903 896 7
1997 912 907 5
1998 911 911 0
1999 1,114 1,114 0
2000 1,174 1,174 0
2001 1,018 1,018 0
2002 1,275 1,275 0
2003 1,453 1,453 0
2004 1,424 1,424 0
2005 1,558 1,558 0
2006 1,544 1,536 8
2007 1,639 1,639 0
2008 1,646 1,639 7
2009 1,969 1,962 7
2010 1,946 1,941 5
2011 2,026 2,021 5
2012 2,257 2,257 0
2013 2,649 2,642 7
2014 3,045 3,040 5 #98 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Vivian? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 198,012 babies born with the name Vivian in the United States. That's more than enough Vivians to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 29 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Vivian" was in 1920 with a total of 4,128 babies. (That's a lot of baby Vivians)

According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Vivian" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 163 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1919. Across the entire United States a total of 3,712 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Vivian popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Vivian" mean? The list below shows the origins of Vivian as well as things modernly associated with the name Vivian such as celebrities named Vivian.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Vivian

The name "Vivian" is of Latin origin, and it means "Alive". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1917 to 1967. Vivien was born in 1913 as Vivian Mary Hartley in Darjeeling, British India.

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Vivian Hsu

Vivian Hsu is a singer, actress, and model specializing in pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Vivian was born in 1975 as ??? () in Taichung, Taiwan.

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Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1933 to 1978. Vivian was born in 1909 as Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale, Kansas, US.

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Kelly Chen

Kelly Chen is a singer and actress specializing in cantopop, mandopop, j-pop, and electronic music music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Kelly was born in 1973 as Vivian Chen Wai-man (, J: Chan4 Wai6 Man4, P: ''Chen Huiwen'') in Hong Kong.

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Vivian Chow

Vivian Chow is a singer, actor, songwriter, and master of ceremonies specializing in cantopop, mandopop, and japanese pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to 1997. Vivian was born in 1967 in Hong Kong.

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Vivian Reijs

Vivian was born in 1977.

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Alternative Meanings

V is for valentine, a sweetheart you are!

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

V is for value, the value you place on friendship.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Naiviv". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iaivnv". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Vivian born Jul 4, 1971

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Israel approximately on 1350. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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