or Vivien noun Date: 1859 the mistress of Merlin in Arthurian legend — called also Lady of the Lake

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  • Vivian — is originally a male given name that has recently become popular for Asian females. It is commonly traced to Saint Vivian , a 5th century French bishop and saint, who defended his country against the Visigoths. For the etymology of that name see… …   Wikipedia

  • Vivian — ist der Name von: Heiliger Vivian (5. Jh.), fränkischer Bischof John Charles Vivian (1887–1964), US amerikanischer Politiker Weston E. Vivian (* 1924), US amerikanischer Politiker Young Vivian (* 1935), Politiker von Niue Vivian bezeichnet: einen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vivian — Vivian, SD U.S. Census Designated Place in South Dakota Population (2000): 131 Housing Units (2000): 61 Land area (2000): 1.713723 sq. miles (4.438521 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.713723 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Vivian — vivián. adj. El Salv., Hond. y Nic. Dicho de una persona: aprovechada (ǁ que saca beneficio sin escrúpulos). U. t. c. s. * * * (as used in expressions) Jay Vivian Chambers Vivian Mary Hartley Richards, (Isaac) Vivian …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Vivian — hace referencia a: Archibald Vivian Hill, fisiólogo británico, premio Nobel de Medicina en 1922. Vivian Malone Jones, activista pro derechos civiles estadounidense. Vivian, una demonio compañera de Mario en Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vivian — Vivian, Richard Hussey Lord V., geb. 1775,[630] war Oberst des I. englischen Dragonerregiments, zeichnete sich im Kriege auf der Halbinsel, bes. bei Coruña, sowie später in der Schlacht von Waterloo aus. Im Hause der Gemeinen saß er Anfangs für… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vivian — m, occasionally f English: from an Old French form of the Latin name Viviānus (probably a derivative of vivus alive). The name was borne by a 5th century bishop of Saintes in western France, who protected his people during the invasion of the… …   First names dictionary

  • Vivian — Nom porté dans le Sud Est (13, 84), rencontré aussi en Moselle. Voir Vivien pour le sens. Variantes : Viviand, Viviant (Savoie). Formes italiennes ou corses : Viviano, Viviani …   Noms de famille

  • Vivian — masc. proper name, from L. Vivianus (Cf. Fr. Vivien), lit. living, alive, (see VIVID (Cf. vivid)). But Klein says it is prob. a misreading of the Celtic name Ninian …   Etymology dictionary

  • vivián — adj. El Salv.), Hond. y Nic. Dicho de una persona: aprovechada (ǁ que saca beneficio sin escrúpulos). U. t. c. s.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Vivian — [viv′ē ən, viv′yən] n. [L Vivianus < vivus, alive (see BIO )] 1. a masculine name: equiv. Fr. Vivien 2. a feminine name: var. Vivien; equiv. Fr. Vivienne 3. Arthurian Legend an enchantress who seduces and casts a spell over Merlin: see also… …   English World dictionary

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