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Origin and Meaning of Vie

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  • A user from Canada says the name Vie is of French origin and means "Life. From the verb "Vivre" which means "To Live" or "To Be Alive." Commonly heard in the phrase "La Vie en Rose."".
  • According to a user from Venezuela, the name Vie is of French origin and means "Life".
  • A user from Thailand says the name Vie is of French origin and means "Life".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Vie
  1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See Revie.(Obs)
  2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition."In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best of their family." [Addison.]"While Waterloo with Cannæ's carnage vies." [Byron.]

Etymology: OE. vien, shortened fr. envien, OF. envier to invite, to challenge, a word used in gambling, L. invitare to invite; of uncertain origin. Cf. Invite Envie

verb Vie
  1. To stake; to wager.(Obs)
  2. To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.(Obs)"She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss She vied so fast." [Shak.]"Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his Parliament, but to be guided by them." [Milton.]"And vying malice with my gentleness, Pick quarrels with their only happiness." [Herbert.]
noun Vie
A contest for superiority; competition; rivalry; strife; also, a challenge; a wager.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Borrowing from Old French envier.

vie was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, Italian, Latin, Manx, Norwegian Bokmål, Old French, and Romanian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vie

Kristian Vie is an athlete for the Åsane Fotball.


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Popularity of Vie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vie U.S.
  White 76.81% 64.26%
  African American 10.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vie

People with the last name Vie are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Vie

  • How Popular is the name Vie? Vie is the 58,760th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vie was the 89,403rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24 babies born with the first name Vie in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vie is Saturday, June 30th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Vie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vie was in 1918 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Vie: Your name in reverse order is Eiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Evi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 207 people with the last name Vie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vie as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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