Given Name LAVINIA

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, probably of Etruscan origin. In Roman legend Lavinia was the daughter of King Latinus, the wife of Aeneas, and the ancestor of the Roman people. According to the legend Aeneas named the town of Lavinium in honour of his wife.

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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lavina, Lavena (English)
USER SUBMISSION: Lavínia
Entry updated November 18, 2011