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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the usage is English.
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VIOLA   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "violet" in Latin. This was the name of the heroine in Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
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.
VIONA   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of FIONA influenced by VIOLA.
VIRGEE   f   English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
VIRGIE   f   English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
VIRGINIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Verginius or Virginius which is of unknown meaning, but long associated with Latin virgo "maid, virgin". According to a legend, it was the name of a Roman woman killed by her father so as to save her from the clutches of a crooked official.... [more]
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. It has been occasionally used as an English (masculine) name since the Middle Ages. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name, in which case it is either an Anglicized form of BÉBINN or a variant of VIVIEN (2).
VIVIETTE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of VIVIENNE. William John Locke used this name for the title character in his novel 'Viviette' (1910).
VIVYAN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of VIVIAN.
VONDA   f   English
Variant of WANDA, reflecting the Polish pronunciation.
WALLIS   m & f   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of WALLACE. Wallis Simpson (1895-1986) was the divorced woman whom Edward VIII married, which forced him to abdicate the British throne.
WANDA   f   Polish, English, German, French
Possibly from a Germanic name meaning "a Wend", referring to the Slavic people who inhabited eastern Germany. In Polish legends this was the name of the daughter of King Krak, the legendary founder of Krakow. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by the author Ouida, who used it for the heroine in her novel 'Wanda' (1883).
WENDA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of WENDY.
WENDI   f   English
Variant of WENDY.
WENDY   f   English
In the case of the character from J. M. Barrie's play 'Peter Pan' (1904), it was created from the nickname fwendy "friend", given to the author by a young friend. However, the name was used prior to the play (rarely), in which case it could be related to the Welsh name GWENDOLEN and other names beginning with the element gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed". The name only became common after Barrie's play ran.
WENONA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of WENONAH.
WENONAH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of WINONA. This spelling of the name was used by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the mother of Hiawatha in his epic poem 'The Song of Hiawatha' (1855).
WHITNEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English. Its popular use as a feminine name was initiated by actress Whitney Blake (1925-2002) in the 1960s, and further boosted in the 1980s by singer Whitney Houston (1963-2012).
WIL   m & f   English, Dutch
Short form of WILLIAM and other names beginning with Wil.
WILDA   f   English
Meaning unknown, perhaps from a German surname, or perhaps from the English word wild. It has been in use since the 19th century.
WILFREDA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of WILFRED.
WILHELMINA   f   Dutch, German, Polish, English
Dutch, German and Polish feminine form of WILHELM. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).
WILLA   f   English
Feminine form of WILLIAM.
WILLIE   m & f   English
Masculine or feminine diminutive of WILLIAM. A notable bearer is the retired American baseball player Willie Mays (1931-).
WILLOW   f   English (Modern)
From the name of the tree, which is ultimately derived from Old English welig.
WILLY   m & f   English, German, Dutch
Diminutive of WILLIAM, WILHELM or WILLEM. It is both masculine and feminine in Dutch.
WILMA   f   German, Dutch, English
Short form of WILHELMINA. German settlers introduced it to America in the 19th century.
WINIFRED   f   Welsh, English
Anglicized form of GWENFREWI, the spelling altered by association with WINFRED. It became used in England in the 16th century.
WINNIE   f   English
Diminutive of WINIFRED. Winnie-the-Pooh, a stuffed bear in the children's books by A. A. Milne, was named after a real bear named Winnipeg who lived at the London Zoo.
WINNIFRED   f   Welsh, English
Variant of WINIFRED.
WINONA   f   English, Native American, Sioux
Means "firstborn daughter" in the Dakota language. This was the name of the daughter of the Sioux Dakota chief Wapasha III.
WINTER   f   English (Modern)
From the English word for the season, derived from Old English winter.
WISDOM   f & m   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word, a derivative of Old English wis "wise".
WREN   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the small songbird. It is ultimately derived from Old English wrenna.
WYNONA   f   English
Variant of WINONA.
WYNONNA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of WINONA.
WYNTER   f   English (Rare)
Variant of WINTER.
XANTHIA   f   English (Rare)
Modern elaborated form of XANTHE.
XAVIA   f   English (Rare)
Modern feminine form of XAVIER.
XAVIERA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of XAVIER.
YASMIN   f   Persian, Arabic, English (Modern)
From Persian یاسمن (yasamen) meaning "jasmine". In modern times it has been used in the English-speaking world, as a variant of JASMINE.
YASMINE   f   Persian, Arabic, English (Modern)
Variant transcription of YASMIN.
YAZMIN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JASMINE.
YOLANDA   f   Spanish, English
From the medieval French name Yolande, which was possibly a form of the name Violante, which was itself a derivative of Latin viola "violet". Alternatively it could be of Germanic origin.... [more]
YOLONDA   f   English
Variant of YOLANDA.
YVETTE   f   French, English
French feminine form of YVES.
YVONNE   f   French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of YVON. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
ZANDRA   f   English
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
ZANNA   f   English
Short form of SUZANNA.
ZARA (1)   f   English (Modern)
English form of ZAÏRE. In England it came to public attention when Princess Anne gave it to her daughter in 1981. Use of the name may also be influenced by the trendy Spanish clothing retailer Zara.
ZARIA   f   English (Modern)
Possibly based on ZAHRAH or the Nigerian city of Zaria.
ZAVANNA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of SAVANNAH.
ZAVIA   f   English (Rare)
Modern feminine form of XAVIER.
ZELDA (2)   f   English
Short form of GRISELDA.
ZELMA   f   English
Variant of SELMA.
ZENA   f   English
Meaning unknown. It could be a variant of XENIA or a diminutive of names featuring this sound, such as ALEXINA, ROSINA or ZENOBIA. This name has occasionally been used since the 19th century.
ZENIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of XENIA.
ZINNIA   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which was itself named for the German botanist Johann Zinn.
ZOE   f   English, Greek, Italian, Ancient Greek
Means "life" in Greek. From early times it was adopted by Hellenized Jews as a translation of EVE. It was borne by two early Christian saints, one martyred under emperor Hadrian, the other martyred under Diocletian. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by a ruling empress of the 11th century. As an English name, Zoe has only been in use since the 19th century. It has generally been more common among Eastern Christians (in various spellings).
ZOË   f   Dutch, English
Dutch form and English variant of ZOE.
ZOEY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ZOE.
ZOIE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ZOE.
ZOLA (1)   f   English
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name. It has been in occasional use in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. It coincides with an Italian surname, a famous bearer being the French-Italian author Émile Zola (1840-1902).
ZOWIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ZOE.
ZULA (2)   f   English
Meaning unknown. It has been in use since the 19th century. It is possibly related to the name of the African tribe that lives largely in South Africa, the Zulus. In the 19th century the Zulus were a powerful nation under their leader Shaka.
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