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Meaning & History
Diminutive of Lavinia. A notable namesake is American sculptor Lavinia Ellen "Vinnie" Ream Hoxie (1847-1914) known professionally as Vinnie Ream. She is most well known for her statue of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) on display in the US Capitol rotunda. Ream sculpted statues of other well known figures of the late 1800s.