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Pronunciation

vɪviən

Origin

English, Scandinavian

Meaning

This baby girl’s name is Celtic for “sweet and melodious lady” in Celtic, Latin for “alive” or “full of life”. Originating in France and dating back to the fifth century, its alternate spelling is Vivien, while it can be shortened to the cute Viv or elegant Vivi. A charming name with a French flair, Vivian is a delightful option.

Rank in the year 2015

Vivian was ranked #222 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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