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This is beautiful. There are hardly any children named this at the moment, but it's really pretty, chic, unusual, but not weird. This is how Vivien Leigh Spelt her name. The best way. Vivian looks like the man's spelling to me and Vivienne is too OTT unless you're French.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2004
I've always loved my name and that it's relatively rare without being odd. Only problem is, almost everyone mis-spells it.
-- Anonymous User  12/25/2004
The name originated from the word (Viva) which means live.
-- Amira2050  3/14/2005
I don't really like this spelling. An unaware person might pronounce it Viv-een. With spellings like Vivian, Vivienne, and Vivianne it is easy to see the spelling.
-- Anonymous User  5/13/2005
I have been named Vivien for many years. My uncle gave this name to me since it sounds very similar to my own Chinese name. Here in China, many girls have this name, spelt like Vivian though it isn't that popular in any English-speaking country as statistics showed. Some Chinese celebrities are named Vivian. Maybe this is the influential way of having so many Vivian around me.
-- heather_84  11/22/2005
Famous bearer: Vivien Leigh (November 5, 1913-July 7, 1967), born Vivian Mary Hartley. She twice won the Academy Award for Best Actress playing Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind" (1939) and Blanche DuBois "in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)". Among other movies she starred in were "St. Martin's Lane, aka Sidewalks of London" (1938), "Waterloo Bridge" (1940), "Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945), "Anna Karenina" (1948), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (1962), and "Ship of Fools (1965).
-- AndrewJKD  1/30/2006
Vivien Thomas was an African-American surgical assistant who worked with Alfred Blalock to pioneer early heart surgeries.
-- memomo  2/17/2006
American Vivien Cardone bears the name.
-- Maggie_Simpson  8/20/2006
Very cute & chic name; I definitely prefer this spelling over Vivian!
-- Jasmine  3/21/2007
Vivien Leigh was a beautiful and talented actress, and Vivien is a beautiful name. I feel it sounds sassy and elegant at the same time just like she was. Though the sound and look of it it may not fit modern society I think it might work as a middle name.
-- littlescarlett  4/30/2007
A great name. Delicate and feminine, but it also has a mysterious quality to it. I think this would make a pretty middle name, I would use it in reference to the beautiful and talented Vivien Leigh. I realise that this name isn’t popular in the UK at the moment, but I don’t see why beautiful names like this can’t be used as middle names if the parents disagree with it as a first name.
-- littlescarlett  5/15/2007
I like this version better than Vivian. In fact, in the 19th century Vivian was often used as a male name, with Vivien the feminine form.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2007
Vivien Westwood is a famous English fashion designer.
-- kayfi  7/20/2007
Both Vivien and Vivian seem like male names to me, but Vivien seems a lot more masculine.
-- Anonymous User  4/12/2008
This name is beautiful, and the gorgeous Vivien Leigh doesn't hurt either!
-- pennycarroll  5/13/2008
British philanthropist Dame Vivien Louise Duffield (b. 1946).
-- Just Jonquil  9/30/2009
Vivien Cardone (born 1993 in Port Jefferson, New York) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2012
As stated before, Vivien Leigh was born Vivian. I'm not sure why she changed the spelling of her name, maybe to make herself more unique since Vivian was a relatively popular name when she was famous. Anyways, I prefer the spelling Vivian. Vivienne looks unbalanced and over the top to me, and Vivien looks misspelled. But Vivian is beautiful and classic with a little bit of spunk. Whatever way its spelled, it's a beautiful name!
-- Oohvintage  7/31/2013

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