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Gender: F Origin of Vienna: Place-name: the capital of Austria Vienna's Popularity in 2016: #938

Vienna is one of the more popular of the European place-names, with a particularly pleasant sound, evoking elegant images of the Blue Danube, of castles and cafes, sweets and sausages and Strauss waltzes—and Sigmund Freud. It could be a possible substitute for the popular Sienna.

While many see place-names as a recent invention, Vienna has been used as a name for centuries. It was, for instance, the name of a 15th century mother of a saint. Joan Crawford plays a strong-willed saloon keeper in the classic 1954 western drama Johnny Guitar. And there was also a Vienna in the F. Scott Fitzgerald story "The Bowl."

Trivia tidbit: Vienna's Roman-era name was Vindobono.

Famous People Named Vienna

Vienna Teng, American singer-songwriter
Vienna Girardi, American reality TV personality ("The Bachelor")
Vivienne Vienna Wiśniewski (b. 2008), daughter of singers Michał and Ania Wiśniewski

Pop Culture References for the name Vienna

Vienna, character in movie "Johnny Guitar"
"Vienna," song by Billy Joel
"Vienna," song by The Fray
"Dear Vienna," song by Owl City
Vienna sausages
Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Virginia, USA

Vienne, Viennia