Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. vik-TAWR-ee-ə(English)
beek-TO-rya(Spanish)
vik-TO-rya(German)
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Meaning & History

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.

Though in use elsewhere in Europe, the name was very rare in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when Queen Victoria began her long rule of Britain. She was named after her mother, who was of German royalty. Many geographic areas are named after the queen, including an Australian state and a Canadian city.

Related Names

VariantsViktoria(German) Viktoria(Swedish) Viktoria(Norwegian) Viktoria(Danish)
DiminutivesTori, Toria, Tory, Vic, Vicki, Vickie, Vicky, Vikki(English)
Other Languages & CulturesLatoya(African American) Toya(American (Hispanic)) Viktoria, Viktoriya, Viktoryia, Vita(Belarusian) Viktoria, Viktoriya(Bulgarian) Victòria(Catalan) Viktorija(Croatian) Viktorie(Czech) Viktoria(Estonian) Victoire(French) Viktoria(Greek) Wikolia(Hawaiian) Viktória(Hungarian) Vittoria(Italian) Viktorija(Latvian) Viktorija(Lithuanian) Viktorija(Macedonian) Wiktoria(Polish) Vitória(Portuguese) Viktoria, Viktoriia, Viktoriya(Russian) Viktorija(Serbian) Viktória(Slovak) Viktorija(Slovene) Viktoria, Viktoriia, Viktoriya, Vita(Ukrainian)
Place Name DescendantVictoria(English)
Same SpellingVictòria
User SubmissionsVictória, Victoría

Images

Queen Victoria (1882)Queen Victoria (1882)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Spain: November 17
Spain: December 23

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Entry updated August 16, 2017