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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Boy Name: Vivian

Name: Vivian
Pronunciation: \v(i)-vian\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Vivian's also a girl name)
Meaning: full of life
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Favian
Variant forms: Viviani, Vivien, Vivyan, Vyvian, Vyvyan
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 10963


Vivian \v(i)-vian\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Vivian), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Vivian is "full of life". A girl's name in America, but occasionally used for boys in Britain.

Vivian has 5 variant forms: Viviani, Vivien, Vivyan, Vyvian and Vyvyan.

A baby name that sounds like Vivian is Favian.


Vivian is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#10963 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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