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VADIM m Russian
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.
VAHAGN m Armenian Mythology, Armenian
From Avestan Verethragna
meaning "breaking of defense, victory". In Armenian mythology this was the name of the heroic god of war.
VAKHTANG m Georgian
Derived from Old Persian varka-tanu
meaning "wolf-bodied". This name was borne by several kings of Georgia.
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.
VALENTIN m French, Romanian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of Valentinus
(see VALENTINE (1)
VALENTINE (1) m English
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... [more]
VALERIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin valere
"to be strong". This was the name of several early saints.
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.
VĂN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 文 (văn)
meaning "literature, culture, writing". This is a common middle name for Vietnamese boys.
VANCE m English
From an English surname which was derived from Old English fenn
meaning "marsh, fen".
VANNA (2) f & m Khmer
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
VARDAN m Armenian
Derived from Armenian վարդ (vard)
meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian.
VARDO f Georgian
Derived from Georgian ვარდი (vardi)
meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian via Armenian.
VARIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name which meant "versatile" in Latin. Varius Rufus was a Roman epic poet of the 1st century BC.
VARPU f Finnish
From the Finnish name for a type of berry bush.
VARUNA m Hinduism
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.
VASANTA m Hinduism
Means "brilliant" or "spring" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu personification of the spring.
VASCO m Spanish, 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.
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.
VASUDHA f Indian, Hindi
Means "producer of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VAUGHN m Welsh, English
From a Welsh surname which was derived from Welsh bychan
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.
VEASNA m & f Khmer
Means "opportunity, good fortune, fate" in Khmer.
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.
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.
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 m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit वेन (vena)
meaning "yearning". This is the name of an evil king in Hindu mythology.
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]
VENUS f Roman 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... [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.
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... [more]
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.
VERE m English
From a Norman surname which was from a French place name, which was itself derived from a Gaulish word meaning "alder".
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]
VERÍSSIMO m Portuguese
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.
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.
VERNON m English
From a Norman surname which was from a French place name, ultimately derived from the Gaulish word vern
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]
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.
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.
VIBOL m Khmer
Means "abundant, large, vast" in Khmer.
VICTORINUS m Late 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.
VIENNE f French Next Page >
From the French name of the capital city of Austria, known in English as Vienna