Gender: Masculine
Origin: French
Fre (VEE-ahn-NAY); Sp (vee-AH-nee)

Like Chantal and Xavier, Vianney is taken from the surname of a renowned Catholic saint, Jean-Marie Vianney (1786-1859). In France, the name has been used as a masculine given name since his death in the 1800s. It is still used, mainly among practicing Catholics in France and has even come to be used in South America.

As of 2009, Vianney was the 480th most popular male name in France.

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