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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is V.
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VAASTmFlemish, Norman, Picard
Flemish, Norman and Picard form of VEDASTUS.
VÁCLAVmCzech, Slovak
Contracted form of the older name Veceslav, from the Slavic elements veche "more" and slava "glory". Saint Václav (known as Wenceslas in English) was a 10th-century duke of Bohemia murdered by his brother. He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. This was also the name of several Bohemian kings.
VADIKmRussian
Diminutive of VADIM.
VADIMmRussian
Meaning unknown. It is used as a Russian form of BADEMUS, but it may actually be derived from the Slavic name VADIMIR or else from an Old Norse source.
VADIMIRmRussian (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements vaditi "accuse" and miru "peace, world".
VAHAGNmArmenian Mythology, Armenian
From Avestan Verethragna meaning "breaking of defense, victory". In Armenian mythology this was the name of the heroic god of war.
VAHANmArmenian
Means "shield" in Armenian.
VAHİDmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of WAHID.
VAHIDmPersian
Persian form of WAHID.
VAHİTmTurkish
Turkish form of WAHID.
VÄINÄMÖINENmFinnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish väinä "wide and slow-flowing river". In Finnish mythology Väinämöinen was a wise old magician, the son of the primal goddess Ilmatar. He is the hero of the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
VAKHAmChechen
Derived from Nakh vakha "to live".
VAKHTANGmGeorgian
Derived from Old Persian varka-tanu meaning "wolf-bodied". This name was borne by several kings of Georgia.
VALm & fEnglish
Short form of VALENTINE (1), VALERIE, and other names beginning with Val.
VALDASmLithuanian
Short form of VALDEMARAS and other Lithuanian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald "rule".
VALDEMARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian form of WALDEMAR. This was the name of four kings of Denmark.
VALDEMARASmLithuanian
Lithuanian cognate of WALDEMAR.
VALDISmLatvian
Short form of VOLDEMĀRS and other Latvian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald "rule".
VALENSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen (see VALENTINE (1)). This name was borne by a 4th-century Roman emperor.
VALENTmCroatian
Croatian short form of VALENTIN.
VALENTEmPortuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of VALENTIN.
VALENTIJNmDutch
Dutch form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTÍNmSpanish, Slovak
Spanish and Slovak form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTINE (1)mEnglish
From the Roman cognomen Valentinus which was itself from the name Valens meaning "strong, vigourous, healthy" in Latin. Saint Valentine was a 3rd-century martyr. His feast day was the same as the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, which resulted in the association between Valentine's day and love. As an English name, it has been used occasionally since the 12th century.
VALENTINIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of the cognomen Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). This name was borne by three Roman emperors.
VALENTINOmItalian
Italian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTYNmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALÈREmFrench
French form of VALERIUS.
VALERImBulgarian, Georgian, Russian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of VALERIUS, as well as a variant transcription of the Russian name VALERIY.
VALÉRIANmFrench
French form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
VALERIANmRussian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Romanian, History
From the Roman cognomen Valerianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name VALERIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor. Several saints also had this name, including a 2nd-century martyr of Lyons.
VALERIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of VALERIAN.
VALĒRIJSmLatvian
Latvian form of VALERIUS.
VALÉRIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of VALERIUS.
VALERIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VALERIUS.
VALERIUmRomanian
Romanian form of VALERIUS.
VALERIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin valere "to be strong". This was the name of several early saints.
VALERIYmRussian
Russian form of VALERIUS.
VALEROmSpanish
Spanish variant of VALERIUS.
VALÉRYmFrench
Derived from the Germanic elements walha "foreign" and ric "power". It has been frequently confused with the name Valère.
VALERYmRussian
Variant transcription of VALERIY.
VALImRomanian
Romanian diminutive of VALERIU or VALENTIN.
VALKOmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian вълк (valk) "wolf".
VALTOmFinnish
Finnish short form of VALDEMAR or other names containing vald.
VALTTERImFinnish
Finnish form of WALTER.
VÂNf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vân) meaning "cloud".
VĂNmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (văn) meaning "literature, culture, writing". This is a common middle name for Vietnamese boys.
VANmEnglish
Short form of names containing van, such as VANCE or IVAN.
VANCEmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Old English fenn meaning "marsh, fen".
VANCHOmMacedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Macedonian variant transcription of VANČO, as well as the Bulgarian form.
VANČOmMacedonian
Macedonian diminutive of IVAN.
VANGELmMacedonian
Macedonian form of EVANGELOS.
VANJAm & fCroatian, Serbian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Croatian and Serbian (masculine and feminine) form of VANYA. It is also used in Scandinavia, where it is primarily feminine.
VANNA (2)f & mKhmer
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
VANNImItalian
Short form of GIOVANNI.
VANOmGeorgian
Diminutive of IVANE.
VANYAmRussian
Diminutive of IVAN.
VARDANmArmenian
Derived from Armenian վարդ (vard) meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian.
VARFOLOMEImRussian (Rare)
Variant transcription of VARFOLOMEY.
VARGmNorwegian, Swedish
Means "wolf" in Old Norse.
VARINIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name possibly derived from VARIUS.
VARIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which meant "versatile" in Latin. Varius Rufus was a Roman epic poet of the 1st century BC.
VARLAAMmRussian
Russian form of BARLAAM.
VARTANmArmenian
Variant transcription of VARDAN.
VARUNAmHinduism
Probably from a Sanskrit word meaning "to surround". In Hindu mythology Varuna is a god of water and the celestial ocean surrounding the world. He is one of the chief gods in the Hindu text the Rigveda.
VASANTAmHinduism
Means "brilliant" or "spring" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu personification of the spring.
VASCOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
From the medieval Spanish name Velasco which possibly meant "crow" in Basque. A famous bearer was the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the first person to sail from Europe around Africa to India.
VAŠEKmCzech
Diminutive of VÁCLAV.
VASILmBulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian, Albanian
Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian and Albanian form of BASIL (1).
VASILEmRomanian
Romanian form of BASIL (1).
VASILEIOSmGreek
Variant transcription of VASILIOS.
VASILImRussian
Variant transcription of VASILIY.
VASILICĂmRomanian
Diminutive of VASILE.
VASILIImMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of BASIL (1).
VASILIJEmSerbian
Serbian form of BASIL (1).
VASILIOSmGreek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILISmGreek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILIYmRussian
Russian form of BASIL (1).
VASILYmRussian
Variant transcription of VASILIY.
VASKAm & fRussian, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of VASILIY (masculine) or a Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of VASILIJA (feminine).
VASSILISmGreek
Variant transcription of VASILIS.
VASSILYmRussian
Variant transcription of VASILIY.
VASUmHinduism, 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.
VASYAmRussian
Diminutive of VASILIY.
VASYLmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of BASIL (1).
VAUGHANmWelsh
From a surname which was a variant of VAUGHN.
VAUGHNmWelsh, English
From a Welsh surname which was derived from Welsh bychan meaning "little".
VAUQUELINmMedieval French
Old French form of the Germanic name Walchelin, derived from the element walha meaning "foreign".
VAVŘINECmCzech
Czech form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
VAVRINECmSlovak
Slovak form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
VAYUmHinduism
Means "air, wind" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the air and wind, one of the five elements.
VAZHAmGeorgian
Derived from Georgian ვაჟი (vazhi) meaning "son".
VEACESLAVmRomanian
Romanian (Moldovan) form of VÁCLAV.
VEASNAm & fKhmer
Means "opportunity, good fortune, fate" in Khmer.
VECHESLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of VÁCLAV.
VEDASTUSmHistory
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.
VEDATmTurkish
Turkish masculine form of WIDAD.
VEDRANmCroatian, Serbian
Means "clear, cheerful" in Croatian and Serbian.
VEETImFinnish
Finnish diminutive of FREDRIK or FERDINAND.
VEIKKOmFinnish
Diminutive of VELI.
VEITmGerman
German form of VITUS or WIDO.
VELASCOmMedieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of VASCO.
VELImFinnish
Means "brother" in Finnish.
VELIBORmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and borti "battle".
VELICHKOmBulgarian
Derived from Slavic veliku meaning "great".
VELIMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and miru "peace, world".
VELVELmYiddish
Means "wolf" in Yiddish. This name can also be used as a Yiddish form of WILLIAM.
VENAmHinduism
Derived from Sanskrit वेन (vena) meaning "yearning". This is the name of an evil king in Hindu mythology.
VENCELmHungarian
Hungarian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENCESLAOmItalian
Italian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENCESLÁSmSpanish
Spanish form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENCESLAUSmMedieval Czech (Latinized)
Latinized form of Veceslav (see VÁCLAV).
VĚNCESLAVmCzech (Rare)
Czech variant of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENDELÍNmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of WENDELIN.
VENIAMINmRussian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of BENJAMIN.
VENIJAMINmMacedonian
Macedonian form of BENJAMIN.
VENKATAmIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
VENTSESLAVmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENYAMINmRussian
Variant transcription of VENIAMIN.
VEPKHIAmGeorgian
Derived from Old Georgian ვეფხი (vepkhi) meaning "tiger".
VERCINGETORIXmAncient 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.
VEREmEnglish
From a Norman surname which was from a French place name, which was itself derived from a Gaulish word meaning "alder".
VEREMUNDmAncient 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.
VERETHRAGNAmPersian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of BAHRAM.
VERGILmEnglish
Variant of VIRGIL.
VERGINIUSmAncient Roman
Masculine form of VIRGINIA.
VERÍSSIMOmPortuguese
From the Latin name Verissimus which meant "very true". Saint Verissimus was a Portuguese martyr executed during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
VERNmEnglish
Short form of VERNON.
VERNERmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of WERNER.
VERNONmEnglish
From a Norman surname which was from a French place name, ultimately derived from the Gaulish word vern meaning "alder".
VERTTImFinnish
Finnish diminutive of FERDINAND.
VESA (1)mFinnish
Means "sprout, young tree" in Finnish.
VESELINmBulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESELKOmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESPASIANmHistory
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.
VESPASIANOmItalian
Italian form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VESPASIANUSmAncient Roman
Ancient Roman form of VESPASIAN.
VESPASIENmFrench (Rare)
French form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VESTERmDanish
Short form of SYLVESTER.
VIATORmLate Roman
Late Latin name (see BEATRIX). This was the name of a 4th-century Italian saint.
VIBIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of VIBIUS.
VIBIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning, probably of Etruscan origin.
VIBOLmKhmer
Means "abundant, large, vast" in Khmer.
VICm & fEnglish
Short form of VICTOR or VICTORIA.
VICENÇmCatalan
Catalan form of VINCENT.
VICENTmCatalan
Valencian form of VINCENT.
VICENTEmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of VINCENT.
VICOmItalian
Italian short form of LODOVICO.
VÍCTORmSpanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of VICTOR.
VICTORmEnglish, 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'.
VICTORINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of VICTORINUS.
VICTORINUSmLate Roman
Roman name which 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.
VICTORIUSmLate Roman
Roman name which was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of two early saints.
VIDmSlovene, 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)mHungarian
Hungarian form of WIDO or VITUS.
VIDALmSpanish
Spanish form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VIDARmSwedish, 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.
VIÊNmVietnamese
Means "round, full, complete" in Vietnamese.
VIỆNmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (viện) meaning "courtyard, institution".
VIENOf & mFinnish (Rare)
Means "gentle" in Finnish.
VIGGOmNorwegian, Danish, Swedish
Short form of names containing the Old Norse element víg "war".
VÍGImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of VIGGO.
VIJAYAm & fHinduism, 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.
VIKENTImRussian
Variant transcription of VIKENTIY.
VIKENTIJEmSerbian
Serbian form of VINCENT.
VIKENTIYmRussian
Russian form of VINCENT.
VIKINGmSwedish
From the Old Norse name Víkingr meaning "viking, raider", ultimately from vík "bay, inlet".
VIKRAMAmHinduism
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.
VIKTORASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of VICTOR.
VIKTORSmLatvian
Latvian form of VICTOR.
VILĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILÉMmCzech
Czech form of WILLIAM.
VILENmRussian
Abbreviation of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.
VILFREDmDanish
Danish form of WILFRED.
VILFREDOmItalian
Italian form of WILFRED.
VILHELMmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMImFinnish
Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMOmEsperanto
Esperanto form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMSmLatvian
Latvian form of WILLIAM.
VILHJÁLMURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of WILLIAM.
VILHOmFinnish
Finnish short form of WILLIAM.
VILIAMmSlovak
Slovak form of WILLIAM.
VILIMmCroatian
Croatian form of WILLIAM.
VILISmLatvian
Latvian form of WILLIAM.
VILJAMImFinnish
Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILJEMmSlovene
Slovene form of WILLIAM.
VILJOmFinnish
Finnish short form of WILLIAM.
VILKOmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILLEmFinnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILLEMmEstonian
Estonian form of WILLIAM.
VILMARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of WILLAMAR.
VILMOSmHungarian
Hungarian form of WILLIAM.
VILPPUmFinnish
Finnish variant form of PHILIP.
VILTAUTASmLithuanian
From the Baltic elements vil- "hope" and tauta "people, nation".
VIMALmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "clean, pure, spotless" in Sanskrit.
VINmEnglish
Short form of VINCENT.
VINALmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "vine hall" in Middle English.
VINAYmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "leading, guidance, modesty" in Sanskrit.
VINCEmEnglish, Hungarian
English short form and Hungarian normal form of VINCENT.
VINCENCmCzech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of VINCENT.
VINCENTmEnglish, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Slovak
From the Roman name Vincentius, which was from Latin vincere "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).
VINCENTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of VINCENT.
VINCENTEmItalian
Italian variant form of VINCENT.
VINCENTIUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of VINCENT.
VINCENZOmItalian
Italian form of VINCENT.
VINHm & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vinh) meaning "glory".
VINICIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman family name Vinicius, which was possibly derived from Latin vinum "wine".
VINÍCIUSmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Vinicius (see VINICIO).
VINKOmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of VINCENT.
VINNIEmEnglish
Diminutive of VINCENT.
VINNYmEnglish
Diminutive of VINCENT.
VINZENZmGerman
German form of VINCENT.
VIORELmRomanian
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".
VIPINmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Means "forest" in Sanskrit.
VIPULmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi
Means "large, extensive, plenty" in Sanskrit.
VIRAJAmHinduism
Means "ruling, sovereign" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an offspring of Brahma in Hindu belief.
VIRGILmEnglish, 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.
VIRGILIJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of VIRGIL.
VIRGÍLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of VIRGIL.
VIRGILIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VIRGIL.
VIRGILIUmRomanian
Romanian variant of VIRGIL.
VIRGILIUSmLate Roman
Medieval Latin form of VERGILIUS, altered by association with Latin virgo "maiden" or virga "wand".
VIRIATOmPortuguese
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.
VISHALmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNUmHinduism, 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.
VISSARIONmRussian, Greek
Russian form and modern Greek transcription of BESSARION.
VISSENTEmSardinian
Sardinian form of VINCENT.
VISVALDASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of VISVALDIS.
VISVALDISmLatvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements vis "all" and vald "rule". It is thus a cognate of the Slavic VSEVOLOD.
VÍTmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VITUS or WIDO.
VITALEmItalian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Vitalis, which was derived from Latin vitalis "of life, vital". Vitalis was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
VITALImRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of VITALIY.
VITALIJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALISmLate Roman
Latin form of VITALE.
VITALIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALYmRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of VITALIY.
VÍÐARRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of VIDAR.
VITOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VITUS.
VITOMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and miru "peace, world".
VÍTORmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of VICTOR.
VITTOREmItalian
Italian form of VICTOR.
VITTORINOmItalian
Italian form of VICTORINUS.
VITTORIOmItalian
Italian form of VICTORIUS.
VITUSmAncient Roman
Roman name which 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.
VITYAmRussian
Diminutive of VIKTOR.
VIVEKmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
VIVIANm & fEnglish, 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).
VIVIANUSmLate Roman
Latin form of VIVIAN.
VIVIEN (1)mFrench
French form of Vivianus (see VIVIAN).
VJEKOmCroatian
Short form of VJEKOSLAV.
VJEKOSLAVmCroatian
Derived from the Slavic elements vyeku "age" and slava "glory".
VLADmRomanian, 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.
VLADANmSerbian, Czech, Slovak
Short form of Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule".
VLADILENmRussian
Contraction of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.
VLADIMERmGeorgian
Georgian form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMERUmMedieval Slavic
Church Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMÍRmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMIRmRussian, 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).
VLADIMIRASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMIRSmLatvian
Latvian form of VLADIMIR.
VLADISLAVmRussian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
VLADLENmRussian
Contraction of Vladimir Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.
VLADOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of VLADIMIR and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule".
VLAHOmCroatian
Croatian form of Blasius (see BLAISE).
VLASmRussian
Russian form of BLAISE.
VLASImRussian (Rare)
Variant transcription of VLASIY.
VLASISmGreek
Greek form of BLAISE.
VLASIYmRussian (Rare)
Russian form of BLAISE.
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