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VALDA f Latvian
Modern coinage from Germanic wald
meaning "power, rule". It has been in use only since the 20th century.
VALE f English
From the English word meaning "wide river valley".
VALENCIA f Spanish
From a Late Latin name which was derived from valentia
"power". Cities in Spain and Venezuela bear this name.
VALKYRIE f Various
Means "chooser of the slain", derived from Old Norse valr
"the slain" and kyrja
"chooser". In Norse myth the Valkyries were maidens who led heroes killed in battle to Valhalla.
VALLI f Hinduism
Means "creeping plant" in Dravidian. In Dravidian mythology the goddess Valli was the wife of Murunga.
VANNA (2) f & m Khmer
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
VARDO f Georgian
Derived from Georgian ვარდი (vardi)
meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian via Armenian.
VARPU f Finnish
From the Finnish name for a type of berry bush.
VASHTI f Biblical
Possibly means "thread" in Hebrew, but it is most likely of Persian origin. In the Old Testament this is the name of the first wife of King Ahasuerus of Persia before he marries Esther.
VASUDA f Indian
Means "granting wealth" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the earth.
VASUDHA f Indian
Means "producer of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VASUNDHARA f Indian
Means "possessor of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VEASNA m & f Khmer
Means "opportunity, good fortune, fate" in Khmer.
VEGA f Astronomy
The name of a star in the constellation Lyra. Its name is from Arabic الواقع (al-Waqi')
meaning "the swooping (eagle)".
VELDA f English
Meaning unknown, possibly a derivative of the Germanic element wald
meaning "power, rule".
VELIA f Italian
From the Roman family name Velius
which possibly means "concealed" in Latin.
VELMA f English
Probably a variant of WILMA
, based on the German pronunciation of that name. The spelling with an e
was perhaps due to the influence of SELMA... [more]
VELVET f English
From the English word for the soft fabric. It became used as a given name after the main character in Enid Bagnold's book 'National Velvet' (1935) and the movie (1944) and television (1960) adaptations.
VENA f Indian
Derived from Sanskrit वेन (vena)
VENETIA f English
Originally this was probably a Latinized form of GWYNEDD
. It also coincides with the name of the city in Italy, called Venice
in English... [more]
VERA (1) f Russian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "faith" in Russian, though it is sometimes associated with the Latin word verus
"true". It has been in general use in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
VERDANDI f Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Verðandi
meaning "becoming, happening". Verdandi was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was responsible for the present.
VERENA f German, Late Roman
Possibly related to Latin verus
"true". This might also be a Coptic form of the Ptolemaic name BERENICE
. Saint Verena was a 3rd-century Egyptian-born nurse who went with the Theban Legion to Switzerland... [more]
VERITY f English (Archaic)
From the English word meaning "verity, truth". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
VERNA f English
Feminine form of VERNON
, sometimes associated with the Latin word vernus
"spring". It has been in use since the 19th century.
VERONA f Various
From the name of the city in Italy, which is itself of unknown meaning.
VERONIKA f Russian, Czech, Slovak, German, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian
Cognate of VERONICA
VESLEMØY f Norwegian
Means "little girl" from Norwegian vesle
"little" and møy
"girl". This name was created by Norwegian writer Arne Garborg for the main character in his poem 'Haugtussa' (1895).
VESNA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Means "messenger" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic spirit associated with the springtime. In many Slavic languages this is now the poetic word for "spring"... [more]
VESTA f Roman Mythology
Probably a Roman cognate of HESTIA
. Vesta was the Roman goddess of the hearth. A continuous fire, tended by the Vestal Virgins, was burned in the Temple of Vesta in Rome.
VIENNE f French
From the French name of the capital city of Austria, known in English as Vienna
VIJAYA m & f Indian, Hinduism
Means "victory" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form विजय
and the feminine form विजया
, both of which are used frequently in Hindu texts... [more]
VIOLET f English
From the English word violet
for the purple flower, ultimately derived from Latin viola
. It was common in Scotland from the 16th century, and it came into general use as an English given name during the 19th century.
VIRVA f Finnish
Possibly derived from Finnish virvatuli
meaning "will o' the wisp". In folklore, will o' the wisp is a floating ball of light that appears over water.
VISITACIÓN f Spanish
Means "visitation" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the visit of the Virgin Mary
to her cousin Elizabeth.
VIVIAN m & f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Latin name Vivianus
which was derived from Latin vivus
"alive". Saint Vivian was a French bishop who provided protection during the Visigoth invasion of the 5th century... [more]
VIVIEN (2) f Literature
Used by Alfred Lord Tennyson as the name of the Lady of the Lake in his Arthurian epic 'Idylls of the King' (1859). Tennyson may have based it on VIVIENNE
, but it possibly arose as a misreading of NINIAN... [more]
VLASTA f Czech, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names beginning with the Slavic element vlasti
"rule, sovereignty" (the descendant word vlast
means "homeland" in modern Czech).