Vivien

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vivien

  1. A female given name, an exclusively feminine spelling variant of Vivian.
    • 1897 Frances Hodgson Burnett, Piccino and Other Child Stories, Charles Scribner's Sons, page 161:
      "This habit you have contracted of being a little boy," his mamma said to him, "is most inconvenient. Your name was to be Vivien. Vivien is early English, and picturesque and full of color; Vivian, which is a boy's name, I don't think so much of. - - -
    • 1987 Alexander Walker, The Life of Vivien Leigh, Grove Press (1994), ISBN 0802132596, page 54:
      He didn't like her first name. '"Vivian" - it's neither one thing nor the other. It'll confuse people. They won't know if you're a man or a woman. Will you agree to spelling it "Vivien"?'

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vivien m

  1. A male given name equivalent to Vivian in English.