Vivien Origin and Meaning

The name Vivien is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "life".

Vivien (Scarlett O'Hara) Leigh was born Vivian. Some sources give Vivien as a relative of the Irish goddess name Bebinn and a literary name invented by Tennyson. Others say it's related to the Latin-based Viviana, meaning life. This spelling of the name is as legitimate as many others.

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Vivien Popularity

Famous People Named Vivien

  • Vivien Elisabeth CardoneAmerican actress
  • Vivien Leigh (born Vivian Mary Hartley)English actress
  • Vivien Merchant (born Ada Brand Thomson)British actress
  • (Anna) Vivien KellemsAmerican industrialist and activist
  • Vivien Louise DuffieldEnglish philanthropist
  • Vivien WehovszkyHungarian rhythmic gymnast

Vivien in Pop Culture

  • Vivienthe Lady of the Lake
  • Vivien Harmoncharacter on TV's "American Horror Story"