Vivien is a name with French origins. The meaning of the name Vivien is alive. The most common variation of Vivien is Vivian but other common spellings are Vivienne and Vivianne. Nicknames include Vi, Vivi, Yen, and Viv.
The popularity of the name Vivien has increased with the naming of Vivienne Jolie-Pitt by celebrities Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. One of the most celebrated Viviens is Vivien Leigh, Scarlett O’Hara from the groundbreaking movie Gone with the Wind. Vivienne Westwood and Vivienne Tam are famous fashion designers.
Fictional characters named Vivien include Vivien Harmon, a character on American Horror Story. Vivien Ward was played by Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman.
People who like the name Vivien like names of French origin with British variations.