Masculine Names

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VASILIJE m Serbian
Serbian form of BASIL (1).
VASILIOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILIY m Russian
Russian form of BASIL (1).
VASILY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Василий (see VASILIY).
VASKA m & f Russian, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of VASILIY (masculine) or a Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of VASILIJA (feminine).
VASKO m Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of VASIL.
VASSILIS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασιλης (see VASILIS).
VASSILY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Василий (see VASILIY).
VASU m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
Means "bright, excellent" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It also belonged to one of the authors of the Rigveda.
VASYA m Russian
Diminutive of VASILIY.
VASYL m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of BASIL (1).
VAUGHAN m Welsh
From a surname that was a variant of VAUGHN.
VAUGHN m Welsh, English
From a Welsh surname that was derived from Welsh bychan meaning "little".
VAUQUELIN m Medieval French
Old French form of the Germanic name Walchelin, derived from the element walha meaning "foreign".
VAVŘINEC m Czech
Czech form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
VAVRINEC m Slovak
Slovak form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
VAYU m Hinduism
Means "air, wind" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the air and wind, one of the five elements.
VAZGEN m Armenian
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
VAZHA m Georgian
Derived from Georgian ვაჟი (vazhi) meaning "son".
VEACESLAV m Romanian
Romanian (Moldovan) form of VÁCLAV.
VEASNA m & f Khmer
Means "opportunity, good fortune, fate" in Khmer.
VECHESLAV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of VÁCLAV.
VEDAD m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of WIDAD.
VEDAST m History
Variant of VEDASTUS.
VEDASTUS m History
Possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic or Celtic name, possibly Germanic WIDOGAST. This was the name of a 6th-century saint who helped to convert the Frankish king Clovis to Christianity.
VEDAT m Turkish
Turkish masculine form of WIDAD.
VEDRAN m Croatian, Serbian
Means "clear, cheerful" in Croatian and Serbian.
VEETI m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of FREDRIK or FERDINAND.
VEGARD m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Végarðr, derived from the elements "holy" and garðr "enclosure".
VEIKKO m Finnish
Diminutive of VELI.
VEIT m German
German form of VITUS or WIDO.
VELASCO m Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of VASCO.
VELI m Finnish
Means "brother" in Finnish.
VELIBOR m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and borti "battle".
VELICHKO m Bulgarian
Derived from Slavic veliku meaning "great".
VELIMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and miru "peace, world".
VELJKO m Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of VESELKO.
VELVEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Means "little wolf" in Yiddish, a diminutive of װאָלףֿ (volf) meaning "wolf". This is a vernacular form of Zeev.
VENA m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit वेन (vena) meaning "yearning". This is the name of an evil king in Hindu mythology.
VENCEL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENCESLAO m Italian
Italian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENCESLÁS m Spanish
Spanish form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENCESLAUS m Medieval Czech (Latinized)
Latinized form of Veceslav (see VÁCLAV).
VĚNCESLAV m Czech (Rare)
Czech variant of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENDELÍN m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of WENDELIN.
VENIAMIN m Russian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of BENJAMIN.
VENIAMINU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BENJAMIN.
VENIJAMIN m Macedonian
Macedonian form of BENJAMIN.
VENKATA m Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in Andhra Pradesh in southern India. It is the home of the Venkateswara Temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindus.
VENTSESLAV m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENYAMIN m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Вениамин (see VENIAMIN).
VEPKHIA m Georgian
Derived from Old Georgian ვეფხი (vepkhi) meaning "tiger".
VERCINGETORIX m Ancient Celtic
Means "king over warriors" from Gaulish ver "on, over" combined with cingeto "marching men, warriors" and rix "king". This name was borne by a chieftain of the Gaulish tribe the Arverni. He led the resistance against Julius Caesar's attempts to conquer Gaul, but he was eventually defeated, brought to Rome, and executed.
VERE m English
From a Norman surname, which was from a French place name, which was itself derived from a Gaulish word meaning "alder".
VEREMUND m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name, probably Waramunt, derived from war "vigilant, cautious" and mund "protection". This was the name of a 5th-century king of Galicia (from the Germanic tribe of the Suebi). It was later the name of kings of Asturias and León, though their names are usually spelled in the Spanish form Bermudo.
VERETHRAGNA m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of BAHRAM.
VERGIL m English
Variant of VIRGIL.
VERGINIUS m Ancient Roman
Masculine form of VIRGINIA.
VERÍSSIMO m Portuguese
From the Latin name Verissimus meaning "very true". Saint Verissimus was a Portuguese martyr executed during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
VERN m English
Short form of VERNON.
VERNER m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of WERNER.
VERNON m English
From a Norman surname, which was from a French place name, ultimately derived from the Gaulish word vern meaning "alder".
VERTTI m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of FERDINAND.
VESA (1) m Finnish
Means "sprout, young tree" in Finnish.
VESELIN m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESELKO m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESPASIAN m History
From the Roman cognomen Vespasianus, derived either from Latin vesper meaning "west" or "evening" or vespa meaning "wasp". This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the founder of the Flavian dynasty.
VESPASIANO m Italian
Italian form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VESPASIANUS m Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of VESPASIAN.
VESPASIEN m French (Rare)
French form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VESTER m Danish
Short form of SYLVESTER.
VETLE m Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Vetrliði meaning "winter traveller", and by extension "bear cub".
VIACHASLAU m Belarusian
Belarusian form of VÁCLAV.
VIATOR m Late Roman
Late Latin name (see BEATRIX). This was the name of a 4th-century Italian saint.
VIBIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of VIBIUS.
VIBIUS m Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen and family name of unknown meaning, probably of Etruscan origin.
VIBOL m Khmer
Means "abundant, large, vast" in Khmer.
VIC m & f English
Short form of VICTOR or VICTORIA.
VICENÇ m Catalan
Catalan form of VINCENT.
VICENT m Catalan (Valencian)
Valencian form of VINCENT.
VICENTE m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of VINCENT.
VICO m Italian
Italian short form of LODOVICO.
VÍCTOR m Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of VICTOR.
VICTOR m English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Dutch, Swedish, Late Roman
Roman name meaning "victor, conqueror" in Latin. It was common among early Christians, and was borne by several early saints and three popes. It was rare as an English name during the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885), who authored The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables.
VICTORIANO m Spanish
Spanish form of VICTORIANUS.
VICTORIANUS m Late Roman
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of two early saints.
VICTORINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of VICTORINUS.
VICTORINUS m Late Roman
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of a ruler of the Gallic Empire in the 3rd century. It was also borne by the 4th-century Roman grammarian and philosopher Victorinus Afer as well as a few early saints.
VICTORIUS m Late Roman
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of two early saints.
VID m Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian (Rare)
Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian form of WIDO or VITUS. Saint Vitus, known in Slavic languages as Sveti Vid (or similar), has been conflated with the Slavic god Svetovid.
VIDA (1) m Hungarian
Hungarian form of WIDO or VITUS.
VIDAL m Spanish
Spanish form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VIDAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Víðarr, which is possibly derived from víðr "wide" and arr "warrior". In Norse mythology Víðarr was the son of Odin and Grid. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, he will avenge his father's death.
VIDE m Swedish
Means "willow" in Swedish, from Old Norse víðir.
VIÊN m Vietnamese
Means "round, full, complete" in Vietnamese.
VIỆN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (viện) meaning "courtyard, institution".
VIENO f & m Finnish (Rare)
Means "gentle" in Finnish.
VIGGO m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Short form of names containing the Old Norse element víg "war".
VÍGI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of VIGGO.
VIJAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi
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. It is the name of a grandson of Indra, a son of Krishna and it is another name of the goddess Durga. This was also the name of a semi-legendary 6th-century BC king of Sri Lanka.
VIKENTI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Викентий (see VIKENTIY).
VIKENTIJE m Serbian
Serbian form of VINCENT.
VIKENTIY m Russian
Russian form of VINCENT.
VIKING m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Víkingr meaning "viking, raider", ultimately from vík "bay, inlet".
VIKRAMA m Hinduism
Means "stride, pace" or "valour" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu. This was also the name of a semi-legendary 1st-century BC king (full name Vikramaditya) of Ujjain in India.
VIKTAR m Belarusian
Belarusian form of VICTOR.
VIKTORAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of VICTOR.
VIKTORS m Latvian
Latvian form of VICTOR.
VILĈJO m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILÉM m Czech
Czech form of WILLIAM.
VILEN m Russian
Abbreviation of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.
VILFRED m Danish
Danish form of WILFRED.
VILFREDO m Italian
Italian form of WILFRED.
VILHELM m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMI m Finnish
Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMO m Esperanto
Esperanto form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMS m Latvian
Latvian form of WILLIAM.
VILHJÁLMUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of WILLIAM.
VILHO m Finnish
Finnish short form of WILLIAM.
VILIAM m Slovak
Slovak form of WILLIAM.
VILIM m Croatian
Croatian form of WILLIAM.
VILIS m Latvian
Latvian form of WILLIAM.
VILJAMI m Finnish
Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILJAR (1) m Estonian
Estonian masculine form of VILJA.
VILJAR (2) m Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements vili "will, desire" and herr "army" or arr "warrior".
VILJEM m Slovene
Slovene form of WILLIAM.
VILJO m Finnish
Finnish short form of WILLIAM.
VILKO m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILLADS m Danish
Danish form of WILLIHAD.
VILLE m Finnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILLEM m Estonian
Estonian form of WILLIAM.
VILLUM m Danish
Danish variant of VILHELM.
VILMANTAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements vil- "hope" and mantus "intelligent".
VILMAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of WILLAMAR.
VILMOS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of WILLIAM.
VILPPU m Finnish
Finnish variant form of PHILIP.
VILTAUTAS m Lithuanian (Rare)
From the Baltic elements vil- "hope" and tauta "people, nation".
VIMAL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "clean, pure, spotless" in Sanskrit.
VIN m English
Short form of VINCENT.
VINAL m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "vine hall" in Middle English.
VINAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "leading, guidance, modesty" in Sanskrit.
VINCAS m Lithuanian
Short form of VINCENTAS.
VINCE m English, Hungarian
English short form and Hungarian normal form of VINCENT.
VINCENC m Czech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of VINCENT.
VINCENT m English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Slovak
From the Roman name Vincentius, which was derived from Latin vincere meaning "to conquer". This name was popular among early Christians, and it was borne by many saints. As an English name, Vincent has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 19th century. Famous bearers include the French priest Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and the post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890).
VINCENTAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of VINCENT.
VINCENTE m Italian
Italian variant form of VINCENT.
VINCENTIUS m Late Roman
Original Latin form of VINCENT.
VINCENZO m Italian
Italian form of VINCENT.
VINH m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vinh) meaning "glory".
VINICIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman family name Vinicius, which was possibly derived from Latin vinum "wine".
VINÍCIUS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Vinicius (see VINICIO). It gained popularity in Brazil due to the poet and musician Vinícius de Moraes (1913-1980).
VINKO m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of VINCENT.
VINNIE m & f English
Diminutive of VINCENT or other names containing vin.
VINNY m English
Diminutive of VINCENT.
VINZENT m German (Rare)
German form of VINCENT.
VINZENZ m German
German form of VINCENT.
VIOREL m Romanian
Derived from viorea, the Romanian word for the alpine squill flower (species Scilla bifolia) or the sweet violet flower (species Viola odorata). It is derived from Latin viola "violet".
VIPIN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Means "forest" in Sanskrit.
VIPUL m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi
Means "large, extensive, plenty" in Sanskrit.
VIRAJ m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of VIRAJA.
VIRAJA m Hinduism
Means "ruling, sovereign" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an offspring of Brahma in Hindu belief.
VIRGIL m English, Romanian
From the Roman family name Vergilius, which is of unknown meaning. This name was borne by the 1st-century BC Roman poet Publius Vergilius Maro, commonly called Virgil, who was the writer of the Aeneid. Due to him, Virgil has been in use as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
VIRGILIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of VIRGIL.
VIRGÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of VIRGIL.
VIRGILIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VIRGIL.
VIRGILIU m Romanian
Romanian variant of VIRGIL.
VIRGILIUS m Late Roman
Medieval Latin form of VERGILIUS, altered by association with Latin virgo "maiden" or virga "wand".
VIRIATO m Portuguese
From the Latin name Viriathus or Viriatus, which was derived from viriae "bracelets" (of Celtic origin). Viriathus was a leader of the Lusitani (a tribe of Portugal) who rebelled against Roman rule in the 2nd century BC.
VISHAL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNU m Hinduism, Indian, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi
Probably means "all-pervasive" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Vishnu is the protector and preserver of the universe, usually depicted as four-armed and blue-skinned. By some Hindus he is regarded as the supreme god.
VISSARION m Russian, Greek
Russian form and Modern Greek transcription of BESSARION.
VISSENTE m Sardinian
Sardinian form of VINCENT.
VISVALDAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of VISVALDIS.
VISVALDIS m Latvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements vis "all" and vald "rule". It is thus a cognate of the Slavic VSEVOLOD.
VÍT m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VITUS or WIDO.
VITAL m French, Belarusian
French and Belarusian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALE m Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Vitalis, which was derived from Latin vitalis meaning "of life, vital". Vitalis was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
VITALI m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Виталий or Ukrainian Віталій (see VITALIY).
VITĀLIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALIK m Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of VITALIY.
VITALIS m Late Roman
Latin form of VITALE.
VITALIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALY m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Виталий or Ukrainian Віталій (see VITALIY).
VÍTEK m Czech
Diminutive of VÍT.
VÍTĚZSLAV m Czech
Possibly from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and slava "glory".
VÍÐARR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of VIDAR.
VÍÐIR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of VIDE.
VITILSAV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of VÍTĚZSLAV.
VITO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VITUS.
VITOMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and miru "peace, world".
VÍTOR m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of VICTOR.
VITTORE m Italian
Italian form of VICTOR.
VITTORINO m Italian
Italian form of VICTORINUS.
VITTORIO m Italian
Italian form of VICTORIUS.
VITUS m Ancient Roman
Roman name that was derived from Latin vita "life". Saint Vitus was a child martyred in Sicily in the early 4th century. From an early date this name was confused with the Germanic name Wido.
VITYA m Russian
Diminutive of VIKTOR.
VIVEK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
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).
VIVIANUS m Late Roman
Latin form of VIVIAN.
VIVIEN (1) m French
French form of Vivianus (see VIVIAN).
VJEKO m Croatian
Short form of VJEKOSLAV.
VJEKOSLAV m Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements vyeku "age" and slava "glory".
VLAD m Romanian, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Old short form of VLADISLAV and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule". Vlad Dracula, a 15th-century prince of Wallachia, was Bram Stoker's inspiration for the name of his vampire, Count Dracula.
VLADAN m Serbian, Czech, Slovak
Short form of Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule".
VLADAS m Lithuanian
Short form of VLADIMIRAS.
VLADILEN m Russian
Contraction of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.
VLADIMER m Georgian
Georgian form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMERU m Medieval Slavic
Church Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMIR m Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element vladeti "rule" combined with meru "great, famous". The second element has also been associated with miru meaning "peace, world". This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev who is venerated as a saint because of his efforts to Christianize his realm (Kievan Rus). It was also borne by the founder of the former Soviet state, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924).
VLADIMIRAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMIRS m Latvian
Latvian form of VLADIMIR.
VLADISLAV m Russian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
VLADLEN m Russian
Contraction of Vladimir Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.
VLADO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of VLADIMIR and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule".
VLADYSLAV m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of VLADISLAV.
VLAHO m Croatian
Croatian form of Blasius (see BLAISE).
VLAS m Russian
Russian form of BLAISE.
VLASI m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Власий (see VLASIY).
VLASIS m Greek
Greek form of BLAISE.
VLASIY m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of BLAISE.
VLASSIS m Greek
Greek form of BLAISE.
VLASTIMIL m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti "rule, sovereignty" and milu "gracious, dear". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
VLASTIMIR m Serbian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and miru meaning "peace, world".
VLASTISLAV m Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and slava meaning "glory". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
VOHU MANAH m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of BAHMAN.
VOITSEKH m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of WOJCIECH.
VOITTO m Finnish
Means "victory" in Finnish.
VOJTA m Czech
Diminutive of VOJTĚCH.
VOJTĚCH m Czech
Czech form of WOJCIECH.
VOJTECH m Slovak
Slovak form of WOJCIECH.
VOLDEMARAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian variant of WALDEMAR.
VOLDEMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian cognate of WALDEMAR.
VOLKAN m Turkish
Means "volcano" in Turkish.
VOLKER m German
Derived from the Germanic element fulc "people" combined with hari "army".
VOLODIMERU m Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
VOLODISLAVU m Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of VLADISLAV.
VOLODYA m Russian
Diminutive of VLADIMIR.
VOLODYMYR m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of VLADIMIR.
VOLOS m Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic volu meaning "ox". Volos was the Slavic god of cattle, also associated with the earth, wealth, the underworld, and poetry.
VÖLUND m Norse Mythology
Scandinavian form of WIELAND.
VÖLUNDR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of WIELAND.
VOLYA m Russian (Rare)
Means "will, freedom" in Russian.
VORTIGERN m History
English form of GWRTHEYRN.
VOSGI f & m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ոսկի (see VOSKI).
VOSKI f & m Armenian
Means "gold" in Armenian.
VOVA m Russian
Diminutive of VLADIMIR.
VRAGI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname possibly meaning "mooring post".
VRATISLAV m Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vratiti "to return" and slava "glory". This was the name of two dukes of Bohemia. The city of Wrocław in Poland is named after the first.
VSEVOLOD m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements visi "all" and vladeti "rule". This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev.
VUGAR m Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani VÜQAR.
VUK m Serbian
Means "wolf" in Serbian.
VUKAŠIN m Serbian
Derived from Serbian vuk meaning "wolf". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian ruler.
VULCAN m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Vulcanus, possibly related to fulgere meaning "to flash", but more likely of pre-Latin origin. In Roman mythology Vulcan was the god of fire. He was later equated with the Greek god Hephaestus.
VULFERAM m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WOLFRAM.
VULFGANG m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WOLFGANG.
VÜQAR m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of WAQAR.
VURAL m Turkish
Possibly from Turkish vur meaning "strike, hit".
VÜSAL m Azerbaijani
Means "meeting, joining" in Azerbaijani.
VYACHESLAV m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of VÁCLAV.
VYGANTAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of WIGAND.
VYTAUTAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic element vyti- "chase, drive away" or vyd- "see" combined with tauta "people, nation". This was the name of a 15th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania, revered as a national hero in that country.
WACŁAW m Polish
Polish form of VÁCLAV.
WADE m English
From an English surname, either WADE (1) or WADE (2).
WADUD m Arabic
Means "lover, affectionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الودود (al-Wadud) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WAFAI m Arabic
Means "loyalty" in Arabic.
WAFI m Arabic
Means "trustworthy, reliable, loyal, perfect" in Arabic.
WAFULA m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the rainy season", from Luhya ifula meaning "rainy season".
WAHEED m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic وحيد (see WAHID).
WAHID m Arabic
Means "peerless, unique" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الوحيد (al-Wahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WAHUNSENACAWH m Native American, Powhatan
Meaning unknown. This name was borne by a 17th-century chief of the Powhatan people. He was also known as Powhatan, as a result of confusion between his name and his birthplace.
WAHYU m Indonesian
Means "revelation" in Indonesian.
WALAHFRID m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements walha "stranger" and frid "peace".
WALCHELIN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of VAUQUELIN.
WALDEK m Polish
Polish diminutive of WALDEMAR.
WALDEMAR m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish
Germanic derivative of the Slavic name VLADIMIR (or perhaps a cognate composed of the Germanic elements wald "rule" and mari "famous"). It was introduced into Scandinavia by the 12th-century Danish king Waldemar (or Valdemar) who was named after a royal ancestor of his Ukrainian mother.
WALDHAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WALTER.
WALDO m English, German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names containing the element wald meaning "rule". In the Middle Ages this name became the basis for a surname. Its present use in the English-speaking world is usually in honour of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American poet and author who wrote on transcendentalism. He was (probably) named after the 12th-century Christian radical Peter Waldo, who was from Lyons in France. Though Waldo and his followers, called the Waldensians, were declared heretics at the time, they were later admired by Protestants.
WALDOBERT m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements wald "rule" and beraht "bright". This was the name of a 7th-century French saint (called Valbert or Gaubert in French).
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