Meaning & History
The meaning of the first element of this name is uncertain, as there are several possibilities for its etymology. First, it is important to know that the element is either vai- or vain-. In the case of the former, that means that the element is either derived from the old Lithuanian verb vajoti meaning "to chase, to pursue" or from the old Lithuanian noun vajys meaning "messenger, courier". But if the element is actually vain-, then it is derived from either the old Lithuanian noun vaina meaning "cause, reason" as well as "fault" or from the old Lithuanian noun vainas meaning "warrior, soldier, fighter".With that said, the second element of this name is derived from the Lithuanian noun noras meaning "wish, desire", which is ultimately derived from the Lithuanian verb norėti meaning "to wish, to want, to desire".