- Also Viv·i·en. Arthurian Romance. an enchantress, the mistress of Merlin: known as the Lady of the Lake.
- Also Vivien, Vi·v·ienne. a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning “alive.”
- (in Arthurian legend) the mistress of Merlin, sometimes identified with the Lady of the Lake
masc. proper name, from Latin Vivianus (cf. French Vivien), literally “living, alive,” (see vivid). But Klein says it is “prob. a misreading of the Celtic name Ninian.”