Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. BYEH-vyin(Irish)
BYEH-vyeen(Irish)
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Meaning & History

Means "fair woman", from Old Irish "woman" and finn "fair, white". This name was borne by several characters in Irish mythology, including the mother of the hero Fráech.

Related Names

VariantBéibhinn(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesVivian, Vivi(Danish) Vivian, Vivyan(English) Béibhinn, Bébhinn, Bébhionn, Bevin(Irish) Vivian, Vivi(Norwegian) Vivian, Vivi(Swedish)

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Bebinn.shtml.
Entry updated January 21, 2022