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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.
VÁCLAVAfCzech
Czech feminine form of VÁCLAV.
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.
VAHİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of WAHID.
VAHİTmTurkish
Turkish form of WAHID.
VAIHEREfTahitian
From Tahitian vai "water" and here "loved, dear".
VAIMITIfTahitian
From Tahitian vai "water" and miti "sea, salt".
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'.
VAISHNAVIfHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Derived from the name of the Hindu god VISHNU, meaning "belonging to Vishnu". This is the name of one of the seven Matrika goddesses in Hinduism.
VAITIAREfTahitian
From Tahitian vai "water" and tiare "flower".
VAIVAfLithuanian
From Lithuanian vaivorykštė meaning "rainbow".
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.
VALDAfLatvian
Modern coinage from Germanic wald meaning "power, rule". It has been in use only since the 20th century.
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.
VALDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".
VALDISmLatvian
Short form of VOLDEMĀRS and other Latvian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald "rule".
VALEfEnglish
From the English word meaning "wide river valley".
VALENCIAfVarious
From the name of cities in Spain and Venezuela, both derived from Latin valentia meaning "strength, vigour".
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)).
VALENTÍNAfSlovak
Slovak feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTINAfItalian, Russian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Romanian, Spanish, Greek, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.
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.
VALENTINE (2)fFrench
French feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
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)).
VALENTYNAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of VALENTINA.
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.
VALÉRIAfPortuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak feminine form of VALERIUS.
VALERIAfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, German, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of VALERIUS. This was the name of a 2nd-century Roman saint and martyr.
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.
VALERIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
VALÉRIANEfFrench
French form of Valeriana (see VALERIANA).
VALERIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of VALERIAN.
VALÉRIEfFrench, Czech
French and Czech form of VALERIA.
VALERIEfEnglish, German, Czech
English and German form of VALERIA and Czech variant of VALÉRIE.
VALĒRIJAfLatvian
Latvian form of VALERIA.
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.
VALERIYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian feminine 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.
VALESKAfGerman
Diminutive of VALERIA.
VALImRomanian
Romanian diminutive of VALERIU or VALENTIN.
VALKOmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian вълк (valk) "wolf".
VALKYRIEfVarious
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.
VALLIfHinduism
Means "creeping plant" in Dravidian. In Dravidian mythology the goddess Valli was the wife of Murunga.
VALORAfEsperanto
Means "valuable" in Esperanto.
VALPURIfFinnish
Finnish form of WALBURGA.
VALQUÍRIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of VALKYRIE.
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.
VANAfMacedonian
Short form of IVANA or JOVANA.
VANAMOfFinnish
Means "twinflower" in Finnish.
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.
VANESAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VANESSA.
VANESSAfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Invented by author Jonathan Swift for his poem 'Cadenus and Vanessa' (1726). He arrived at it by rearranging the initial syllables of the first name and surname of Esther Vanhomrigh, his close friend. Vanessa was later used as the name of a genus of butterfly. It was a rare given name until the mid-20th century, at which point it became fairly popular.
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 (1)fItalian
Short form of GIOVANNA.
VANNA (2)f & mKhmer
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
VANNImItalian
Short form of GIOVANNI.
VANOmGeorgian
Diminutive of IVANE.
VANYAmRussian
Diminutive of IVAN.
VAPPUfFinnish
Diminutive of VALPURI.
VARDAfHebrew
Diminutive of VERED.
VARDAHfHebrew
Variant transcription of VARDA.
VARDANmArmenian
Derived from Armenian վարդ (vard) meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian.
VARDOfGeorgian
Derived from Georgian ვარდი (vardi) meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian via Armenian.
VARDUHIfArmenian
Means "rose lady" in Armenian.
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.
VARPUfFinnish
From the Finnish name for a type of berry bush.
VARSHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil
Means "rain" in Sanskrit.
VARTANmArmenian
Variant transcription of VARDAN.
VARTOUHIfArmenian
Variant transcription of VARDUHI.
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.
VARVARAfRussian, Greek, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Greek, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BARBARA.
VARYAfRussian
Diminutive of VARVARA.
VASAfMacedonian
Short form of VASILIJA.
VASANTAmHinduism
Means "brilliant" or "spring" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu personification of the spring.
VASANTIfIndian, Marathi
Feminine form of VASANTA.
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.
VASHTIfBiblical
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.
VASIAfGreek
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
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.
VASILICAfRomanian
Feminine form of VASILE.
VASILICĂmRomanian
Diminutive of VASILE.
VASILIImMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of BASIL (1).
VASILIJAfSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of BASIL (1).
VASILIJEmSerbian
Serbian form of BASIL (1).
VASILIKIfGreek
Modern Greek feminine form of BASIL (1).
VASILIOSmGreek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILISmGreek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILISAfRussian
Russian feminine form of BASIL (1).
VASILIYmRussian
Russian form of BASIL (1).
VASILKAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine diminutive 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).
VASO (2)fGreek
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
VASSILIKIfGreek
Variant transcription of VASILIKI.
VASSILISmGreek
Variant transcription of VASILIS.
VASSILYmRussian
Variant transcription of VASILIY.
VASSOfGreek
Variant transcription of VASO (2).
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.
VASUDAfIndian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "granting wealth" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the earth.
VASUDHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "producer of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VASUNDHARAfIndian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "possessor of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VASYAmRussian
Diminutive of VASILIY.
VASYLmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of BASIL (1).
VASYLYNAfUkrainian
Ukrainian feminine 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.
VECAfSerbian
Diminutive of VESNA.
VECHESLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of VÁCLAV.
VEDAfIndian, Telugu, Kannada
Means "knowledge" in Sanskrit.
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.
VEDRANAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of VEDRAN.
VEERfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of VERA (1).
VEERAfFinnish
Finnish form of VERA (1).
VEERKEfDutch, Limburgish
Diminutive of VEER.
VEETImFinnish
Finnish diminutive of FREDRIK or FERDINAND.
VEGAfAstronomy
The name of a star in the constellation Lyra. Its name is from Arabic الواقع (al-Waqi') meaning "the swooping (eagle)".
VEIKKOmFinnish
Diminutive of VELI.
VEITmGerman
German form of VITUS or WIDO.
VELASCOmMedieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of VASCO.
VELDAfEnglish
Meaning unknown, possibly a derivative of the Germanic element wald meaning "power, rule".
VELImFinnish
Means "brother" in Finnish.
VELIAfItalian
From the Roman family name Velius which possibly means "concealed" in Latin.
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".
VELLAMOfFinnish Mythology
From Finnish velloa "to surge, to swell". This was the name of a Finnish goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti.
VELMAfEnglish
Probably a variant of WILMA, the spelling with an e perhaps due to the influence of SELMA. This name has been in use since the 19th century.
VELVELmYiddish
Means "wolf" in Yiddish. This name can also be used as a Yiddish form of WILLIAM.
VELVELAfYiddish
Feminine form of VELVEL.
VELVETfEnglish
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.
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.
VENDELAfSwedish
Swedish feminine form of WENDEL.
VENDELÍNmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of WENDELIN.
VENDULAfCzech
Diminutive of VÁCLAVA.
VENERAfRussian, Bulgarian, Albanian
Russian, Bulgarian and Albanian form of VENUS.
VENETIAfEnglish
Originally this was probably a Latinized form of GWYNEDD or GWYNETH. It also coincides with the name of the city in Italy, called Venice in English. This name was borne by the celebrated beauty Venetia Stanley (1600-1633). Benjamin Disraeli used it in his novel entitled 'Venetia' (1837).
VENIAMINmRussian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of BENJAMIN.
VENIJAMINmMacedonian
Macedonian form of BENJAMIN.
VENKAfEsperanto
Means "victorious" in Esperanto.
VENKATAmIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
VENLAfFinnish
Finnish feminine form of WENDEL.
VENTSESLAVmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENUSfRoman Mythology
Means "love, sexual desire" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of love and sex. Her character was assimilated with that of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. As the mother of Aeneas she was considered an ancestor of the Roman people. The second planet from the sun is named after her.
VENYAMINmRussian
Variant transcription of VENIAMIN.
VEPKHIAmGeorgian
Derived from Old Georgian ვეფხი (vepkhi) meaning "tiger".
VĚRAfCzech
Czech form of VERA (1).
VERA (1)fRussian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Georgian
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.
VERA (2)fAlbanian
Derived from Albanian verë meaning "summer".
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.
VERDANDIfNorse Mythology
From 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.
VEREmEnglish
From a Norman surname which was from a French place name, which was itself derived from a Gaulish word meaning "alder".
VEREDfHebrew
Means "rose" in Hebrew.
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.
VERENAfGerman, 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. After the legion was massacred she settled near Zurich.
VERETHRAGNAmPersian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of BAHRAM.
VERGILmEnglish
Variant of VIRGIL.
VERGINIUSmAncient Roman
Masculine form of VIRGINIA.
VERICAfSerbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of VERA (1).
VERIKOfGeorgian
Georgian diminutive of VERA (1).
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.
VERITYfEnglish
From the English word meaning "verity, truth". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
VERNmEnglish
Short form of VERNON.
VERNAfEnglish
Feminine form of VERNON, sometimes associated with the Latin word vernus "spring". It has been in use since the 19th century.
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".
VEROCHKAfRussian
Russian diminutive of VERA (1).
VERONAfVarious
From the name of the city in Italy, which is itself of unknown meaning.
VERÓNICAfSpanish
Spanish form of VERONICA.
VERÔNICAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of VERONICA.
VERONICAfEnglish, Italian, Romanian, Late Roman
Latin alteration of BERENICE, the spelling influenced by the ecclesiastical Latin phrase vera icon meaning "true image". This was the name of a legendary saint who wiped Jesus' face with a towel and then found his image imprinted upon it. Due to popular stories about her, the name was occasionally used in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. It was borne by the 17th-century Italian saint and mystic Veronica Giuliani. As an English name, it was not common until the 19th century, when it was imported from France and Scotland.
VÉRONIQUEfFrench
French form of VERONICA.
VERTTImFinnish
Finnish diminutive of FERDINAND.
VERUSHAfRussian
Russian diminutive of VERA (1).
VESA (1)mFinnish
Means "sprout, young tree" in Finnish.
VESA (2)fAlbanian
From Albanian vesë meaning "dew".
VESELAfBulgarian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESELINmBulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESELKOmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESLEMØYfNorwegian
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).
VESNAfCroatian, 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". It has been used as a given name only since the 20th century.
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).
VESPERAfEsperanto
Means "of the evening" in Esperanto.
VESTAfRoman 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.
VESTERmDanish
Short form of SYLVESTER.
VETAfMacedonian
Short form of ELISAVETA.
VEVAfEnglish
Possibly a diminutive of GENEVIEVE.
VIfEnglish
Short form of VIOLET.
VIANNEfEnglish (Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps a combination of VI and ANNE (1) or a short form of VIVIANNE.
VIATORmLate Roman
Late Latin name (see BEATRIX). This was the name of a 4th-century Italian saint.
VIATRIXfLate Roman
Earlier form of BEATRIX.
VIBEKEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of WIEBKE.
VIBIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of VIBIANUS.
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.
VICKIfEnglish
Diminutive of VICTORIA.
VICKIEfEnglish
Diminutive of VICTORIA.
VICKYfEnglish
Diminutive of VICTORIA.
VICOmItalian
Italian short form of LODOVICO.
VICTOIREfFrench
French form of VICTORIA.
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'.
VICTÒRIAfCatalan
Catalan form of VICTORIA.
VICTORIAfEnglish, Spanish, Romanian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Means "victory" in Latin, being borne by the Roman goddess of victory. It is also a feminine form of VICTORIUS. This name was borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from North Africa.... [more]
VICTORINEfFrench
French feminine form of VICTORINUS.
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