Vivian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Early saints' name from Latin Vīviānus, and of its feminine form Vīviāna, probably from vīvus (alive).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪvi.ən/
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Proper noun[edit]

Vivian

  1. A male given name from Latin.
    • 1942, Caroline Mytinger, Headhunting in the Solomon Islands, Macmillan, page 13:
      Of the you're-going-to-get-it-anyway faction was a young Australian on board by the name, so help me, of Vivian Nankervis. - - - And he was beautiful, even with a name like Vivian; moreover, he had never been ill a day in his life.
  2. A female given name from Latin.
    • 1990, Paul Theroux, Chicago Loop, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, →ISBN, page 70:
      'What's your name?' 'Vivian.' 'Isn't that one of the names that mean something?' She said, 'It means my mother used to go to the movies.'
  3. A surname originating as a patronymic.
    • 1827, Benjamin Disraeli, Vivian Grey, E. L. Carey and A. Hart (1837), page 117:
      "Mr. Grey," asked her ladyship, "are you of Dorsetshire?" "My mother is a Dorsetshire woman; her family name is Vivian, which name I also bear - Sir Hargrave Vivian, of Chester Grange."

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vivian

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Vivian

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vivian

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Vivian

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vivian

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Vivian

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vivian c (genitive Vivians)

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Vivian

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