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Contributor Contrib.Nifty_Name_Nerd on 8/28/2018
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.