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Earlier generally taken as a variant of the boy's name Vivian, but now also rarely used for boys. This spelling was quite common in Old French. Its use as a girl's name in the English-speaking world was influenced by Tennyson's Merlin and Vivien (1859). This name, from Arthurian legend, may represent an altered form of a Celtic name (perhaps akin to the Irish Gaelic name Béibhinn ‘white lady’, pronounced ‘bee-veen’). The actress Vivien Leigh (1913–67) was christened Vivian.
3,850th in the U.S.

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Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
5,040
to be exact
California
has the most people named Vivien per capita
2010
marked the height of its popularity
100%
0%
30%
55+
5%
30-54
5%
13-29
60%
0-12

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