The name Vivienne is of French origin and means "Alive." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Vivienne is the French variation of the name Vivian or Vivien. Nicknames for Vivienne include Vi, Vivi, Yenny, and Viv. The popularity of the name Vivienne has increased with the naming of Vivienne Jolie-Pitt born in 2008 to then celeb couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Other famous Viviennes include fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and actresses Vivienne Segal and Vivienne Trumpy. There are a few fictional Viviennes, including Vivienne from the Dragon Age: Inquisition video game. Tennyson’s Lady of the Lake was named Vivien. Vivien Harmon is a character on the TV series, American Horror Story.