Comments for Lavinia

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I really dislike this name. It sounds very snobby, like Lavinia in A Little Princess.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
Something about this name I just love! It has so many different cute nickname opportunities and it works so well as an adult too!
ellenlovesonce  8/7/2018
I don't know if it counts as a famous bearer, but Lavinia is a famous (at least in Turkey) poem by Turkish poet Ozdemir Asaf.
iwakura  7/10/2018
Lavinia is a character in A Little Princess. She is the mean girl of the book.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
My name is Lavinia and I have grown to appreciate it over the years. The pronunciation is Lu-vi-nee-uh. It is the classical pronunciation that is the most popular and the one I have heard on TV. It is a perfect name for the times since there is a current trend of using old fashion names. How many Emilys, Hannahs, Olivias, Sophias can a classroom have? Those names, though timeless can also date a person as to what names were popular in a particular decade. Lesser used names cannot. Jennifers were all the rage in the 1980s along with the Ashleys. I am not telling people to name their daughter Lavinia, but a more unique name would break up the Sophia monopoly.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2017
I absolutely love the name and cannot wait to name my daughter Lavinia.
NancyNancyNancy  3/15/2017
My name is Lavinia and I love it, lol. It Is a bit unusual but that's okay by me!
lavinia70  2/2/2017
Lavinia was given to 63 baby girls born in the USA (2015).
lilolaf  1/25/2017
My sweet baby girl Lavinia (la-ven-ya) was born November 30 before I was even admitted to hospital. I love this name- you don't hear it as much and I like the uncommon names especially since I was one of 4 in my class with the same name.
Jmendez  12/5/2016
Lavinia (Fisher) is also the name of a Hotel owner in Charleston SC during the 1800's who poisoned guests and was hanged. She is America's first female serial killer. It is reported that she still haunts the area. I can see why some feel this name has a southern ring to it. I still think this name is lovely and underused. A cute nickname could be Vinnie.
Kasey Mae  10/19/2016
My name is Luvenia which is a derivative of the name Lavinia and it is very unique and uncommon; however, when I was younger I didn't appreciate the name as much as I do now. Especially with the change in spelling, it was very hard for people to pronounce my name for some reason. I was made fun of terribly because of it. I wanted to change my name when I was old enough to, until I started to research the name. I have learned so much about my name and have grown to love it. There are many unique names but none quite like mine and I'm so glad for that.
LuvJoy36  8/30/2016
The name Lavinia was given to 63 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
I love this name, but not my favourite.
pasie  8/15/2015
Very pretty and mellifluous name! The first place I heard it was in the movie The Banger Sisters (with Susan Sarandon & Goldie Hawn), and I remember thinking how unique, interesting, uncommon, and nice it was.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  3/28/2015
Lavinia Swire was a character on Downton Abbey. I love the name. Very pretty and reminds me of someone who is gentle and gracious.
Meredith02  1/14/2015
My name is Lavinia and my nickname is Liv. It is pronounced LAH-VI-NEE-AH.
Lavinia.June  9/13/2014
British writer Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2014
There are actually two INfamous bearers of the name from the US- Lavinia Fisher and Lavinia Burnett. Both were murderers hanged for their crimes. Despite this, I absolutely love this name. I'm a big fan of Lovecraft's stories and like the association, even though it is a bit sinister also.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2013
Something about the look/ spelling and the feel of this name reminds me of Art Deco, don't know why... also some pastel colors like lavender and creamy peachy pink. Very soft, refined, classy, feminine and ethereal. Ending as -ye is a better option than -nea.
Purrsian  11/6/2013
Lavinia was the middle name of the iconic American actress, Ava Gardner.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Lavinia is the name Brad Townsend's lunatic wife in the Thoroughbred book series. She's pretty much the ultimate crazy rich girl.
itskokosfault  11/4/2011
I think this name sounds really Southern. I don't know why.
thesnowwhiterose  5/7/2011
I don't really get the appeal of this name or why everyone loves it, no offense. It sounds like a ghetto name with the "La-" prefix, and it's not even that pretty either.
Christina Rose  4/7/2011
So beautiful and so unique. It reminds me of a girl with a genuine heart. I love the way Lavinia Juliette sounds. It's so poetic and so classic.
slapshort58  1/7/2011
My name is Cristina Lavinia but I like to present myself as Lavinia.
In Italy some people that I meet pronounce it Lavigna, which means ''vineyard'' and this makes me smile all the time that happens to hear my calling like that.
The nickname is ''Lavi''. This nickname has another significance in Italian language and it means ''to wash'' heheh.
Anyway I love my name because it's particular, rare and it gives me the sense of something pure and sincere. And I love to see that a lot of people here, likes it too.
Lavy  12/2/2010
You can pronounce this name as "lə-VIN-ee-ə" or "lə-VIN-yə", depending on your preference.

Forget Ophelia or Desdemona - Lavinia was Shakespeare's most tragic heroine. She was ravished (not ravaged!) by her father's enemies, mutilated (her hands and tongue were cut off so she could not speak or write the names of her attackers), and was finally euthanised by her grief-stricken father after enduring much suffering. However, Lavinia is usually played with great beauty, dignity, elegance and fortitude, making it an inspiring choice.
JJSkeete  7/29/2010
Yes, indeed a princess name. Lavinia is a character from the animated tv show "Jane and the Dragon" who is the little princess of the castle. I love that show and I love this name.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2010
Another mythological name that I love! But unlike other myth names that I normally lean towards, Lavinia seems like it would be more usable or common in the real world. Nonetheless, I think it's a lovely name. :) Very classic and British sounding to me, and obviously beautiful.
Hannah_E  6/20/2010
Also Romanian. [noted -ed]
Ioan  4/11/2010
Lavinia is a gorgeous name that you don't hear often, so if you used it, your daughter wouldn't be Ava M. or Emily G. or Madison R. (those names being among the most popular today). I've always liked Lavinia, and the liking increased when I heard it in Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus". Granted, Lavinia is a very tragic character in it, but that doesn't mar the beauty of the name. Rather, I feel it magnifies it. I also think Lavinia is possibly the most beautiful name Shakespeare used in his works (up there with Juliet, Viola, and Miranda).
erb816  12/15/2009
This beautiful name enjoyed some popularity in aristocratic circles in 18th century England owing to publication of the poem "Lavinia and Palemon" by James Thomson, a retelling of the biblical story of Ruth and Boaz.
I think the name deserves more attention today. It's glorious.
Just Jonquil  10/14/2009
Beautiful and sombre. Lavinia is an ancient wilted lily of a name. I think it's gorgeous, but I'd be hesitant to actually use it. Lavinia is old-fashioned, but not in a bad way. It makes me think of girls from another time. But I don't see how it couldn't work on a girl today. Her nickname could be Liv. I love Lavinia. It's a beautiful, classic, dignified name.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2009
Lavinia Lyte is a snobbish and mean-spirited character in 'Johnny Tremain'.
galina  7/30/2009
This is a really pretty name! It's unique, yet so elegant! Love it! (:
RosePetals016  6/24/2009
I think this is a lovely name, and it's really a shame it's not used more often. It reminds me of a really decent and dignified person. :)
walesgal92  2/22/2009
Lavinia is the name of a character in the HP Lovecraft story "The Dunwich Horror."
bookishhooks  2/22/2009
This name makes me think of lavender. It's such a pretty name.
Hushpuppy  2/14/2009
I love this name, it's an old family name for me. I would use it with the nickname Vina (another old family name for me!)
― Anonymous User  2/9/2009
I quite like this name, it's classic and feminine but I prefer Livinia, with Liv as a nickname.
lilmissodd  12/16/2008
Lavinia Fenton (1708-60) was an English actress who married well, becoming Duchess of Bolton.

Lady Lavinia Mary Strutt (1916-95) was an English baron's daughter; she became Duchess of Norfolk.
Jonquil  9/1/2008
I really love this name! Personally, I love the combo Isabella Lavinia, it sounds like a royal name.
Quainquie  11/21/2007
Lavinia was the name of pretty much all the women in the Lyte family in the book Johnny Tremain.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2007
My taste in names being very classic, I love this name. I don't know why, but I always have trouble pronouncing it right. I know how to pronounce it, but I always end up saying Lava-nia!
smurphul  6/3/2007
Lavinia Wilfer is Bella Wilfer's younger sister in "Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens.
Kate  5/6/2007
Famous bearer - Lavinia Nixon.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2007
Lavinia could mean "purity" in Latin. It's a gorgeous name.
desert rose  3/28/2007
I pronounce it LA-VIN-EE-A.
― Anonymous User  3/12/2007
Literary: Lavinia is the name of the queen of Frandia in "The DeFord Chronicles, Part I."
Annabeau  2/14/2007
I don't know if this is correct or not, but I pronouce Lavinia: LUH-VIN-YUH.
Marlene Sinclair  2/7/2007
Lavinia is a beautiful, classic name that you never hear. I would love to meet a little girl named Lavinia.
claraelizabethann  7/31/2006
Gorgeous name with lots of history!
lovingnames  6/10/2006
Lavinia Fontana (1552 - 1614) was an Italian painter.
Caprice  6/5/2006
Lavinia is the most beautiful name ever. I adore it, it's literary, gorgeous, enchanting and stalwart.
kanine  12/30/2005
Lavenia is another common American spelling of this name, and it means love or joy.
southrngrace  9/13/2005
Lavinia Dickinson was the younger sister of Emily Dickinson.
puella_blu  8/10/2005
This is also the name of Titus's daughter in Shakespeare's tragedy Titus Andronicus. She's a beautiful young maiden who gets raped by Tamora's sons and has her tongue and hands cut off so that she could neither speak the name of her ravagers nor point them out.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2005
I think this name is very pretty. (It was the name of the mean girl in "A Little Princess").
Mommy2B  5/5/2005
Lavinia was actress Ava Gardner's middle name.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2005
The usage of Lavinia is Spanish, English, Italian and Romanian (among other languages). In Portuguese this name is written Lavínia (with accent). Lavínia Vlasak (b. 1976) is a Brazilian model and actress.
alberto  12/4/2004

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