Victorine Ndjoli was the first Congolese woman to have a driving licence and then to drive a car in Léopoldville (today Kinshasa) in 1955.
Sounds like nectorine.
I like it! It's better than Victorina, which I thought was kind of strange, but I thought of "Citrine" when I first heard it. I probably would not name a child this, but maybe I would name a book character this... I don't know...
Very rare and dated.
The name Victorine was pretty popular in the beginning of the 20th century, but died down after the 30's. It is experiencing a small revival that began in the 90's.
Victorine reminds me of a fruit as well. My first thought upon hearing the name was "nectarine". There is a benefit to this though, I will forever associate it with a sweet citrus aroma!
Even though it sounds like a fruit, I like it better than the name Victoria!
This is such a pretty name, much better than over-used Victoria.
Victorine Chaudanson was a first class passenger aboard the RMS Titanic. She was the 37 year old personal maid of Mrs Emily Maria Ryerson, and was travelling with Arthur Ryerson and Emily and their children, Emily, Suzette and John. Though Arthur Ryerson perished in the disaster, Victorine and the other members of the Ryerson family survived the sinking. Victorine and Emily Ryerson play a semi-prominent part in the famous novel about the sinking, "A Night to Remember" by Walter Lord.
She later married Henry Perkins and lived out the rest of her life in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. She died in August 1962 at the age of 86.
A Night to Remember is not a novel. It is a non-fiction account of the sinking.
I first heard this name when I watched the film "Sometimes In April," a powerful drama centered on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Victorine was a young student, a lesser character, but this name stuck with me.

I like this name so much! It's refreshing after the more common "Victoria".
Eh, Victoria's better. =]
I think it's pretty. A nice, less common alternative to Victoria.
Victorine Lafourcade is the name of a character in Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Premature Burial." There is also character named Victorine Bickett in John Galsworthy's "The Forsyte Saga."

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