Vivian comes from the Latin name Vivianus, a Late Roman masculine name meaning “alive, living” derived from a PIE root word. Vivian has been used as both a male and female name. Vivian is also an English and French surname.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



Male forms:

  • Vivien (French)
  • Vivianus (Late Roman)
  • Vyvyan (English, Cornish)


Female forms:

  • Vivien (English)
  • Vivienne (French, English)
  • Viviane (French)
  • Vivianne (French)
  • Vivyan (English)
  • Vyvyan (English)
  • Viviana (Italian, Spanish, Late Roman)
  • Vivianna (Spanish, English)
  • Bibiana (Italian, Spanish, Late Roman)
  • Viviette (English)
  • Viivi (Finnish)
  • Vianne (English)


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