Vivian is a female given name and is of Latin origin. It means alive. Pronounced as viv-ee-yan, the name is currently in the top 250 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 250 of U.S birth chart of the year 2021. Variations of Vivian include Vivien, Vivienne.
Vivian derived from a Latin name of the Roman Empire period, the masculine Vivianus and the feminine Viviana. The spelling Vivian was originally used only as a masculine name, but it was given to girls in the 19th century, and has been almost exclusively given as a feminine name nowadays. Some of its common variations include Vivien, Vivienne and Vivianne. Vivienne took off when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie used it as their twin daughter’s name.
Vivian is a girl's name.