Vivian

Vivian - A very unique female name



  Jun 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Vivian, meaning life, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #105. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Vivian and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Vivian? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Vivian. The baby girl name Vivian was given to 2,228 baby girls in 2012, ranking #141 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 634 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Vivian peaked in popularity 99 years ago in 1920 on position 64.



Famous with this name

Vivian Sung
Vivian Chow
Vivian Wu


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Vivian is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Vivian is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #66 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #303.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Vivian is where you live.


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Vivian origin and meaning

Vivian is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means life. To see famous people named Vivian, pop culture references for the name Vivian and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Vivian

We've found the following names that sound similar to Vivian, sorted by popularity.

Viviana / Vivienne / Vianey / Vivien / Vivianna / Vianney / Vienna / Vina / Vania / Vonnie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012141
2011152
2010159
2009164
2008206
2007210
2006226
2005223
2004232
2003226
2002252
2001312
2000273
1999283
1998328
1997319
1996318
1995320
1994301
1993295
1992309
1991316
1990455
1989509
1988513
1987508
1986495
1985503
1984489
1983491
1982505
1981535
1980500
1979454
1978525
1977522
1976489
1975450
1974395
1973382
1972381
1971361
1970340
1969314
1968286
1967259
1966259
1965245
1964224
1963205
1962208
1961195
1960188
1959177
1958172
1957153
1956147
1955155
1954155
1953149
1952142
1951138
1950138
1949136
1948126
1947127
1946120
1945118
1944129
1943122
1942124
1941115
1940115
1939127
1938132
1937128
1936115
1935112
193498
193399
193290
193182
193090
192980
192878
192778
192680
192576
192471
192369
192274
192168
192064
191972
191872
191779
191677
191578
191481
191383
191284
191180
1910105

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia66
Minnesota67
Washington84
Oregon91
Iowa91
Utah100
Rhode Island106
Michigan114
Indiana114
Louisiana117
Virginia118
Ohio120
Arizona120
Missouri121
New York122
Maryland122
Nebraska125
Illinois127
Alaska128
Colorado129
Wisconsin132
Connecticut133
Pennsylvania134
Nevada139
California149
Texas157
South Carolina161
Massachusetts164
New Hampshire165
Tennessee169
North Carolina170
Alabama182
Kentucky190
New Jersey193
Georgia195
North Dakota198
Maine199
South Dakota218
Idaho222
Oklahoma223
Florida224
Kansas227
Arkansas239
West Virginia256
Hawaii267
Mississippi284
New Mexico303

Even more about Vivian


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Vivian a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Vivian?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1920
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Vivian
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 634
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,228

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