This name derives from the Latin “vivus” (live) linked to the imperial Latin “Vivianus”, meaning “he has life”. However may also be a derivative of the female Roman cognomen Vibianus, probably of Etruscan origin, but of unknown meaning. Saint Vivian “holy Virgin and Martyr Bibiana” (she has a life) was a third-century Roman saint. The name Viva is commonly used as a diminutive of Vivian.
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