Vivien (2)
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Given Name VIVIEN (2)
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature
Meaning & History
Used by Alfred Lord Tennyson as the name of the Lady of the Lake in his Arthurian epic 'Idylls of the King' (1859). Tennyson may have based it on VIVIENNE, but it possibly arose as a misreading of NINIAN. A famous bearer was British actress Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), who played Scarlett O'Hara in 'Gone with the Wind'.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Vivian, Vivi (Danish), Vivian, Vivyan (English), Viviane (French), Vivian, Vivi (Norwegian), Vivian, Vivi (Swedish)
SAME SPELLING: Vivien (1)
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Sources and References
  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)