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PronouncedPron.vik-TAWR-ee-ə English
beek-TO-rya Spanish
vik-TO-rya German

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.
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 Bulgarian Victòria Catalan Viktorija Croatian Viktorie Czech Viktoria Estonian Victoire French Wikolia Hawaiian Viktória Hungarian Vittoria Italian Viktorija Latvian Viktorija Lithuanian Viktorija Macedonian Wiktoria Polish Vitória Portuguese Viktoria, Viktoriya Russian Viktorija Serbian Viktória Slovak Viktorija Slovene Viktoria, Viktoriya Ukrainian
Same SpellingVictòria
User SubmissionsVictória, Victoría


Queen Victoria (1882)Queen Victoria (1882)


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Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute