Lavinia was the daughter of Latinus and Amata (the second wife of Aeneas). Her name may have come from the town of Lavinium (see Latinus), although one late story says that she was the daughter of Anius, son of Apollo, and that she followed Aeneas east and died where he founded Lavinium.

Furthermore, there is something of a pun here, since Latin vinum means 'wine' and Anius' name suggests the Greek for 'wine', oeno. (As added evidence, the collective name for Anius' daughters was the Oenotrophoi, 'wine-producers'!)