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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

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