Vivienne

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Vivienne



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caption=One of the names for the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legend is Viviane.
pronunciation=viv-vee-EN
gender = female
meaning = "alive"
region =
nickname =
origin = Latin
related names = Bibiana, Vivian, Viviane, Vivien,
footnotes =

Vivienne is a common female first name derived from the Latin "vivus", meaning "alive." A common alternate spelling is Vivian, which at one time was used mainly for males but is now also commonly used for females. Saint Vivian was a fifth century French saint and bishop who defended his country against the invasion of the Visigoths. [ [http://www.behindthename.com/name/vivian Behind the Name] ]

The spelling Vivienne has not ranked on the list of most popular names in the United States in recent years, but the spelling Vivian was the 210th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007. [ [http://www.behindthename.com/top/search.php?terms=vivian Behind the Name] ] Vivienne is one name given for the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legend. News publications have speculated that the name will rise in popularity for baby girls due to the birth of Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, on July 12, 2008. [ [http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jkJMcjYf-Ovu6G2B08AfM1mBEVIQD91TS0K80 "Hard Knox for Jolie-Pitt Boy, but Vivienne Shines." Associated Press. 07-15-2008.] ]

Female variants

*Bébhinn (Irish Gaelic)
*Bébhionn (Irish Gaelic)
*Bébinn (Irish Gaelic)
*Béibhinn (Irish Gaelic)
*Bevin (Irish Gaelic)
*Bibiana (Italian), (Spanish)
*Vianne (English)
*Viivi (Finnish)
*Vivian (English)
*Viviana (Italian), (Spanish)
*Viviane
*Vivianne (French)
*Vivien (English)
*Viviette (English)
*Vivyan (English)

Famous people

Some well-known people named Vivienne include:
* Vivienne Boyd, New Zealand politician
* Vivienne Chandler, French actress and photographer
* Vivienne de Watteville, United Kingdom author
* Vivienne Dick, Irish filmmaker
* Vivienne Garrett, Australian actor
* Vivienne Goonewardena, Sri Lankan politician
* Vivienne Johnson, English actress
* Vivienne Poy, Canadian politician
* Vivienne Sanders, American historian
* Vivienne Segal, American actress
* Vivienne Tam, Hong Kong fashion designer
* Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer
* Vivienne Wildes, American professor; advocate for restaurant food servers; researcher
* Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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