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What does the name "Vivian" mean?

Vivian (Latin): Alive

The name "Vivian" is of Latin origin and it means "Alive". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 5 other names that are similar to this one.

V is for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

V is for valentine, a sweetheart you are!

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Naiviv". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Vainiv". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Vivian" is not a popular baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1952. Across the entire United States a total of 2,531 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Vivian popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Vivian in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Vivian

Vivien Leigh

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


Vivian Hsu

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


Vivian Vance

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


Kelly Chen

Kelly Chen is a singer and actress with the most prominent portion of their 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.


Vivian Chow

Vivian Chow is a singer, actor, songwriter, master of ceremonies, and radio host with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1987 to 1997. Vivian was born in 1967 in Hong Kong.


Vivian Reijs

Vivian was born in 1977.


Past life for Vivian born Jun 30, 1928

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 Sumatra approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

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. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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