Germ (VEEP-ke); Swe (VEE-vek-kah)
The name is derived from a Germanic element, wig, meaning, “war.” It was especially popular in Germany during the 1940s and became dated by the 1970s. It is currently experience a slight revival, coming in as the 470th most popular female name in Germany, (2011).
Its Swedish version of Viveka, (sometimes spelled Veveca, Vivica), gained attention in the English-speaking world through American actress, Vivica A. Fox (b.1964).
Other forms of the name include:
- Vibe (Danish)
- Vibeke (Danish/Norwegian)
- Viben (Danish)
- Vibeka (Faroese)
- Wibke (German)
- Viveka (Norwegian/Swedish)
- Vivikka (Norwegian)
- Wubbeke (Plattdeutsch)
- Wübbecke (Plattdeutsch)
Masculine forms include Wiebe (the 496th most popular male name in the Netherlands) and Wiebo.