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Gender: F Origin of Viviane: French variation of Viviana or Vivien

Viviane is one of a cluster of names that may or may not be related. They include the Latin Viviana, which means life, and its modern forms Vivian and the French form Vivienne. But Vivien, pronounced identically, may be a literary invention connected instead to Ninian. Some sources also connect the Viv variations to the Irish Bebinn, the name of the goddess of childbirth, or Bevin.

Famous People Named Viviane

Viviane Sassen, Dutch fashion photographer
Viviane Moreira "Vivi" Fernandez, Brazilian model
Viviane Ndour, Senegalese pop singer; former sister-in-law of singer Youssou N'Dour
Viviane Reding, Luxembourgian MEP
Viviane Forrester, French journalist and author
Viviane Käser, Swiss figure skater
Viviane Araújo, Brazilian model
Viviane Brunieri, Brazilian model
Viviane Katrina Louise "Viv" Albertine, British singer of punk group The Slits

Pop Culture References for the name Viviane

Viviane, the Lady of the Lake, a character in The Mists of Avalon (1983) by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Viviane Joan "Vivi" Abbott Walker, in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (1996) by Rebecca Wells