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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.
Other Languages & CulturesLavina, Lavena English
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Charles Dickens characters, currently out of the US top 1000, Downton Abbey characters, Hunger Games characters, legend, literature, mythology, princesses, Shakespearean characters, uncertain etymology
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute