Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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Early saints' name from Latin Vivianus, and of its feminine form Viviana, probably from vivus "alive".

Examples

  •             "Did you call Vivian about my birthday party?" he asked.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 13

  • The premise of your argument, Vivian, is that the Republican opponent will vote the same way on all issues.

    Waldo Jaquith - Moran gives up his seat; the fight for upstate money is on.

  • Fanny Trevanion was then in the hands of two servants who were the instruments and confidants of an adventurer like Vivian; and that conference between those servants, those broken references to the morrow coupled with the name Vivian had assumed, -- needed the unerring instincts of love more cause for terror?

    The Caxtons — Complete

  • Trevanion was then in the hands of two servants who were the instruments and confidants of an adventurer like Vivian; and that conference between those servants, those broken references to the morrow coupled with the name Vivian had assumed, -- needed the unerring instincts of love more cause for terror?

    The Caxtons — Volume 14

  • On the back of an envelope in one of the boxes, he found written the name Vivian

    BBC News - Home

  • You haffi just build your own label Vivian instead of just a keep bring tune fi me fi put it out!

    Jammin Reggae Archives

  •  That was when I called Vivian out in Half Moon Bay.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 9

  • I guess I’m having a different issue than Vivian is — there’s a lot about Matt Lohr and Mark Obenshain posted on hburgnews. com that isn’t showing up on their feeds.

    Waldo Jaquith - Richmond Sunlight, meet blogosphere.

  • Even if they’re perfectly clear that Vivian is female:

    Vivian? « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • Rothman says that as part of his research for the book, he lied to his friends, falsely telling them he had slept with a 75-year-old woman whom he calls Vivian to see how they’d react.

    2008 May 06 « One-Minute Book Reviews

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