Gender: Female Origin of Vienna: Place-name: the capital of Austria Vienna's Popularity in 2019: #755

Vienna Origin and Meaning

The name Vienna is a girl's name of Latin origin.

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.

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Rank in US: #755

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Pop Culture References for the name Vienna

Vienne, Viennia


IrinaNicolaStrong Says:


I love this name!! It's better than the common Sienna and Sierra, exotic, but not unknown. One of my favorites!!

rhenselien Says:


This is one of my favourite names because it evokes such beautiful images of the city Vienna, it was only recently when I heard of the vienna sausage as it is unknown where I live. It also sounds similar to the very popular name Sienna, additionally it is a fairly well known place, so it does offer uniqueness while sounding familiar.

Leonina Says:


One of the best place-names for girls imo :)!!

EvaThyssen Says:


I love Vienna; the name and the city. I was there this year.

josie_j154 Says:


Love this name. Beautiful song by Billy Joel, beautiful name. I would totally use it for a first or middle name! So, so pretty!

EmChristopher Says:


I'm from Tassie too and I have just noticed this beautiful name. I wouldn't say it's common here though :-) and have never heard of Vienna sausages.

Waverly123 Says:


I love this name! It's so beautiful!

headintheclouds Says:


I think Vienna is one of the prettiest place names, and a more unique, off-the-beat choice than the more usually heard Paris, Sydney, Hudson group. For any classical music lovers, this would be a great choice for a baby girl!

raevynstar Says:


I love this name, sausage or not.

ViennaFz Says:


I am a Vienna (Ann) and I often get complimented about it :D Nobody ever highlighted the sausage thing.

Myosotis Says:


I love Vienna! I don't mind the city association, and I didn't know about the sausage until I saw it on here (it doesn't mean much to me or bother me). I also love that Vie (Vee) Enna, and Via are the most obvious nns. And there's an Owl City song called "Dear Vienna", which is a great association for me (I love Owl City!).

Guest Says:


I've liked Vienna for a while now. It's much more interesting than Sienna and it's a city in Virginia near me. I never think of the sausage I usually think of Austrian chocolates! :P

Candler Says:


I love, love, love Vienna. The sound of all three syllables, combined with the adorable nickname Via, combined with the beautiful Billy Joel song makes it one of my favorite names!

brianakmartinez Says:


I love this name!!! So beautiful yet uncommon.

morgantaylore Says:


i loooovvvve this name! But all my husband can think of is sausages:(

spyri Says:


I have a Vienna - I love the fact that its fairly uncommon as a name, but no-one has problems pronouncing or spelling it because they know the city. Here (in New Zealand) there's Vienna bread and Vienna coffee, but I haven't heard of Vienna sausage.

PrudenceA Says:


Vienna is a lovely name, similar to mega popular Sienna. The last thing I would associate it with is a sausage! It's a beautiful classical city, rich in culture and cuisine. But then I am Australian and I am well travelled - so I guess it just comes down to perception and culture.

Giinkies Says:


Nope, people definitely know Austria, but we rarely hear about the capital city. Also, I think Australians are everywhere, there is always a group of them traveling somewhere. If it's not common where you live then you can use it for sure, but in some other places of the world the most common association is the sausage. I also know I'm not the only one on the forums that thinks so.

SunKissedChild Says:


Really? Because I'm in Tasmania, Australia, and it's hard to get any further away to Austria than that, and I think everyone here has heard of the beautiful Vienna.
And for what it's worth, I've never heard of the Vienna sausage either.

Giinkies Says:


It is pretty but Vienna sausages are a household staple where I live, whereas the place Vienna is far far away. Therefore people are less likely to think of the place and more likely to think of the sausages. Don't get me wrong, people know about the country Austria, however they are less likely to be aware of the name of its capital city.