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Originally a boy's name, from an Old French form of the Latin name Vivianus (probably a derivative of vivus ‘alive’), but now more frequent as a girl's name. The name was borne by a 5th-century bishop of Saintes in western France, remembered for protecting his people during the invasion of the Visigoths.
422nd in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
169,424
to be exact
175,383
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
District of Columbia
has the most people named Vivian per capita
1911
marked the height of its popularity
99.91%
0.09%
53%
55+
21%
30-54
6%
13-29
20%
0-12

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