Vivian

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204k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vivian

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

Wiktionary

Early saints' name from Latin Vivianus, and of its feminine form Viviana, probably from vivus "alive".

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

Vivian was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Vivian

Vivien Leigh was an actress. She holds the title Lady Olivier and Lady Olivier (1947–60). Her most notable accomplishments were from 1917 to present. Vivien was given the name Vivian Mary Hartley on November 5th, 1913 in Darjeeling. She left this life on July 8th, 1967.

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Vivian Vance was an actress and singer. She has been prominent since 1933. Vivian was given the name Vivian Roberta Jones on July 26th, 1909 in Cherryvale, Kansas, US. She left this life on August 17th, 1979.

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Vivian Campbell is a hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal music, and glam metal musician. He plays Gibson Les Paul, Gibson J-200, Zemaitis Guitars, and Gibson Explorer. His ongoing career started in 1977. Vivian was given the name Vivian Patrick Campbell on August 25th, 1962 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Vivian Dsena is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2007.

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Vivian Maier was a in the field of photography. Vivian was given the name Vivian Dorothy Maier on February 1st, 1926 in New York City, U.S. She breathed her last breath on April 21st, 2009.

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Clive James is a writer. Clive was given the name Vivian Leopold James on October 7th, 1939 in Kogarah, New South Wales.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Vivian

C. T. Vivian is a minister and author. C. was given the name Cordy Tindell Vivian on July 30th, 1924.

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Daniel Vivian is an actor, writer, and film producer. He was most active from 1997 to present. Daniel was born on June 17th, 1963 in Foča.

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Andrew Vivian is an engineer.

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Hussey was born on June 19th, 1834. He breathed his last breath on October 21st, 1893.

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Valentine Patrick Terrel Vivian is a punjab province (british india), presidencies, and provinces of british india.

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The Lord Vivian is a military person.

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How popular is the baby 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 3,154 3,100 54 #81 girl name
1930 2,914 2,871 43 #91 girl name
1931 2,936 2,894 42 #82 girl name
1932 2,719 2,664 55 #90 girl name
1933 2,424 2,377 47 #98 girl name
1934 2,435 2,412 23 #98 girl name
1935 2,157 2,126 31
1936 2,051 2,013 38
1937 1,928 1,908 20
1938 1,828 1,798 30
1939 1,900 1,868 32
1940 2,286 2,261 25
1941 2,310 2,280 30
1942 2,237 2,205 32
1943 2,345 2,319 26
1944 2,045 2,023 22
1945 2,182 2,166 16
1946 2,451 2,424 27
1947 2,517 2,484 33
1948 2,449 2,424 25
1949 2,348 2,328 20
1950 2,281 2,269 12
1951 2,421 2,403 18
1952 2,529 2,507 22
1953 2,376 2,354 22
1954 2,304 2,276 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 1,910 1,891 19
1962 1,759 1,746 13
1963 1,755 1,748 7
1964 1,518 1,510 8
1965 1,261 1,252 9
1966 1,067 1,057 10
1967 1,065 1,058 7
1968 919 914 5
1969 820 811 9
1970 790 778 12
1971 666 657 9
1972 571 571 0
1973 534 528 6
1974 515 505 10
1975 422 422 0
1976 385 378 7
1977 361 361 0
1978 354 349 5
1979 457 457 0
1980 414 408 6
1981 357 352 5
1982 393 393 0
1983 422 411 11
1984 420 412 8
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 1,175 1,175 0
2001 1,019 1,019 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 1,645 1,638 7
2009 1,971 1,964 7
2010 1,947 1,942 5
2011 2,026 2,021 5
2012 2,260 2,260 0
2013 2,654 2,647 7
2014 3,066 3,061 5 #97 girl name
2015 3,197 3,197 0 #95 girl name
2016 3,124 3,124 0 #95 girl name

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Popularity of Vivian as a first name

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Popularity of Vivian as a last name

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Common last names for Vivian

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • White
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  • Jackson
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vivian U.S.
  White 72.10% 64.26%
  African American 6.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vivian

People with the last name Vivian are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Vivian

  • How Popular is the name Vivian? Vivian is the 362nd most popular name of all time. In 2016 Vivian was the 95th most popular name. As a last name Vivian was the 11,719th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vivian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 204,378 babies born with the first name Vivian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vivian to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vivian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 29 new born babies.
  • When was Vivian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vivian is Tuesday, April 24th, 1827.
  • What year had the most people named Vivian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vivian was in 1920 with a total of 4,128 babies. That's a lot of babies named Vivian!
  • Random Vivian Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vivian ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 34 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Vivian: Your name in reverse order is Naiviv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ivvina. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vivian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,674 people with the last name Vivian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vivian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vivian as their last name since less than 1 person in 110k 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).
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