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Ludivine Sagnier is a French actress and model.
-- wiswina  12/20/2005
A tasteless friend of mine recently had a baby girl and named her Ludivine, thinking it was pronounced La-div-INE. She was angry (but I was relieved) that it is actually pronounced Loo-da-VEEN.
-- TheLastMontague  4/27/2007
Ludivine is not a feminine form of Ludwig. There are a few theories:

1. It could be from the Germanic "lind" (sweet, soft) and "win" (friend), making it a form of Lidwine.

2. The Slavic "lud" (people) and "win" - 'people's friend'

3. Although this is not its true origin, it can be seen as 'lux divine' - divine light.

As for its history, it was almost unknown in France before a TV adaptation of the book 'Les Gens de Mogador' in the 70s, which featured a character named Ludivine. It then became extremely popular throughout the 80s and 90s. [noted -ed]
-- aquamarina  11/14/2007
I think Ludivine is an absolutely timeless gem. I first heard it in my French class and I loved it right away. It reminds me of divinity and serenity. "Divine" (pronounced di-VEEN) means, well, "divine" in French, and at first I thought this name meant something like "divine light" (and I'm rather disappointed it doesn't). But I think Ludivine is still an exquisite name.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2009
Ludovine (a variant spelling) is the name of an evil princess in the French fairy tale The Little Soldier. She promises to marry the protagonist John after he rescues her from an enchantment, but ends up breaking her promise so she can steal his purse and mantle.
-- Buneary  2/27/2016

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