Means "wisdom, knowledge" in Sanskrit.
Vivek is a hindi word which literally means "intellgence" or the wisdom or knowledge. It's this very unique feature or quality of human being gifted by the GOD to humans which makes it a completely different form of living being from animals and plants.
It's the knowledge that helps him in differentiating what is right and what is wrong.
It's only through vivek that a man can realise god and its inner self.
Vivek (actor) (Tamil movie comedian)
Vivek Oberoi (Bollywood actor)
Menons served their king as commanders, administrative officers, ministers etc. and have given birth to many important personalities of Kerala. The royal families of Cochin and south Malabar marry only from Menon families. The Paliam Menon family were among the chief nobles of Cochin, only second to the Cochin Royal Family besides being blood related.