Feminine Names

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TINEKE f Dutch
Diminutive of TINA.
TINKARA f Slovene
Elaboration of TINA.
TINUVIEL f Literature
Means "nightingale" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Tinuviel was the daughter of Thingol the elf king and the beloved of Beren, who with her help retrieved one of the Silmarils from the iron crown of Morgoth.
TIONGE f & m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "let us be thankful" in Tumbuka.
TIPHAINE f French
French form of TIFFANY.
TIPHANIE f French
French variant of TIFFANY.
TIRIL f Norwegian
Possibly inspired by the Norwegian poem 'Lokkende Toner' (1859) by Johan Sebastian Welhaven, which features the folk heroine Tirilil Tove.
TIRTA m & f Indonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha).
TIRTZA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TIRTZAH f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TIRZAH f Biblical
From the Hebrew name תִּרְצָה (Tirtzah) meaning "favourable". Tirzah is the name of one of the daughters of Zelophehad in the Old Testament. It also occurs in the Old Testament as a place name, the early residence of the kings of the northern kingdom.
TISIPHONE f Greek Mythology
Means "avenging murder" in Greek, derived from τισις (tisis) "vengeance" and φονη (phone) "murder". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology. She killed Cithaeron with the bite of one of the snakes on her head.
TITANIA f Literature
Perhaps based on Latin Titanius meaning "of the Titans". This name was (first?) used by Shakespeare in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595) where it is the name of the queen of the fairies. This is also a moon of Uranus, named after the Shakespearean character.
TITIANA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of TITIANUS.
TITILAYO f Western African, Yoruba
Means "eternal happiness" in Yoruba.
TITRIT f Northern African, Berber
Feminine form of ITRI.
TITTY f English
Diminutive of LETITIA. This is now a slang word for the female breast, and the name has subsequently dropped out of common use.
TIVOLI m & f Various
From the name of a picturesque Italian town, used as a summer resort by the ancient Romans.
TIWLIP f Welsh
Means "tulip" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
TIYAMIKE m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we praise" in Chewa.
TIZIANA f Italian
Feminine form of TIZIANO.
TJAŠA f Slovene
Diminutive of TATJANA.
TLALLI f Native American, Nahuatl
Means "earth" in Nahuatl.
TOBY m & f English
Medieval form of TOBIAS. It was sometimes used as a feminine name in the 1930s and 40s due to the influence of American actress Toby Wing (1915-2001).
TODORKA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of THEODORE.
TOIBA f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish טויב (toib) meaning "dove".
TOINETTE f French
Short form of ANTOINETTE.
TOINI f Finnish
Finnish form of ANTONIA.
TOIRÉASA f Irish
Irish form of THERESA.
TOLA (1) f Khmer
Means "October" in Khmer.
TOLA (2) f Polish
Diminutive of names containing to, such as ANTONINA.
TOM (2) m & f Hebrew
Means "the end, innocence, simplicity" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be an alternate transcription of תָּם (see TAM (2)).
TOMA (1) f Russian
Diminutive of TAMARA.
TOMASA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of THOMAS.
TOMIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (tomi) meaning "wealth, abundance" and (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
TOMMIE m & f English
Diminutive of THOMAS, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TOMOKO f Japanese
From Japanese (tomo) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (tomo) meaning "friend" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed of other kanji characters as well.
TOMOMI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (tomo) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (tomo) meaning "friend" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
TONALLI f Native American, Nahuatl
Means "day, warmth of the sun" in Nahuatl.
TONDRA f Esperanto
Means "like thunder" in Esperanto.
TONE (2) f Norwegian
Variant of TORNY.
TONI (2) f English
Short form of ANTONIA.
TONIA f English
Variant of TONYA.
TONINA f Italian
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
TONJE f Norwegian
Variant of TORNY.
TONKA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of ANTONIA.
TONYA f English, Russian
English diminutive of ANTONIA or a Russian diminutive of ANTONINA. In the English-speaking world its use has likely been positively influenced by the name TANYA.
TOPAZ f English (Rare)
From the English word for the yellow precious stone, the birthstone of November, ultimately derived from Greek τοπαζος (topazos).
TOPSY f English (Rare)
From a nickname that is of unknown meaning, perhaps deriving from the English word top. This is the name of a young slave in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852).
TOPɄSANA f Native American, Comanche
Means "prairie flower" in Comanche.
TORA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of ÞÓRA.
TORBJØRG f Norwegian
Norwegian form of ÞÓRBJǪRG.
TORHILD f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórhildr, which meant "Thor's battle" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with hildr "battle".
TORI f English
Diminutive of VICTORIA.
TORIA f English
Short form of VICTORIA.
TORIL f Norwegian
Variant of TORHILD.
TORILD f Norwegian
Variant of TORHILD.
TORILL f Norwegian
Variant of TORHILD.
TORNY f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Þórný, which was derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with nýr "new".
TORØ f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of TORA.
TORUNN f Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Þórunn, from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
TORY (2) f English
Variant of TORI.
TOSIA f Polish
Polish diminutive of ANTONINA.
TOTTIE f English
Diminutive of CHARLOTTE.
TOTTY f English
Diminutive of CHARLOTTE.
TOVA (1) f Hebrew
Means "good" in Hebrew.
TOVA (2) f Swedish
Swedish variant of TOVE.
TOVAH f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew טוֹבָה (see TOVA (1)).
TOVE f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Tófa, a short form of ÞÓRFRÍÐR.
TOVIA m & f Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TOYA f American (Hispanic)
Diminutive of VICTORIA or CUSTODIA used among Hispanic Americans.
TRACEE f English
Feminine variant of TRACY.
TRACEY f & m English
Variant of TRACY.
TRACI f English
Feminine variant of TRACY.
TRACIE f English
Feminine variant of TRACY.
TRACY f & m English
From an English surname that was taken from a Norman French place name meaning "domain belonging to THRACIUS". Charles Dickens used it for a male character in his novel 'The Pickwick Papers' (1837). It was later popularized as a feminine name by the main character Tracy Lord in the movie 'The Philadelphia Story' (1940). This name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of THERESA.
TRAUDL f German
Diminutive of GERTRAUD or WALTRAUD.
TREASA f Irish
Possibly means "strength" in Irish Gaelic. It is also sometimes used as an Irish form of THERESA.
TREASURE f English (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately from Greek θησαυρος (thesauros) "treasure, collection".
TREES f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of THERESIA.
TRENA f Macedonian
Short form of TRENDAFILKA.
TRENDAFILKA f Macedonian
Derived from Macedonian трендафил (trendafil) meaning "eglantine, sweet briar".
TRI m & f Indonesian
Means "three, third" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit त्रि (tri).
TRIA f English (Rare)
Perhaps a short form of DEMETRIA and other names ending in a similar sound.
TRIANA f Spanish (Modern)
From the name of a neighbourhood in the city of Seville, of uncertain meaning.
TRICIA f English
Short form of PATRICIA.
TRIINU f Estonian
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
TRIJNTJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of KATRIJN.
TRINA f English
Short form of KATRINA.
TRINE f Danish
Danish short form of KATRINE.
TRINH f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trinh) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal".
TRINI f Spanish
Short form of TRINIDAD.
TRINIDAD f & m Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity. An island in the West Indies bears this name.
TRINITY f English
From the English word Trinity, given in honour of the Christian belief that God has one essence, but three distinct expressions of being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It has only been in use as a given name since the 20th century.
TRISH f English
Short form of PATRICIA.
TRISHA f English
Short form of PATRICIA.
TRISHNA f Indian, Hindi
Means "thirst, desire" in Sanskrit.
TRISTA f English
Feminine form of TRISTAN.
TRISTEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRISTIN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRIX f English
Short form of BEATRIX.
TRIXIE f English
Diminutive of BEATRIX.
TRÚC m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trúc) meaning "bamboo".
TRUDE f Norwegian
Norwegian form of TRUDI.
TRUDI f German, English
Diminutive of GERTRUDE and other Germanic names ending with the element thrud "strength".
TRUDIE f English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
TRUDY f English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
TRUUS f Dutch
Diminutive of GEERTRUIDA.
TRYPHENA f Biblical
From the Greek name Τρυφαινα (Tryphaina), derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". This name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
TRYPHOSA f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.
TSERING m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan ཚེ་རིང (see TSHERING).
TSETSEG f Mongolian
Means "flower" in Mongolian.
TSHERING m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "long life" in Tibetan, from ཚེ (tshe) meaning "life" and རིང (ring) meaning "long".
TSHOLOFELO f Southern African, Tswana
Means "hope, expectation" in Tswana.
TSILA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִלָּה (see TZILA).
TSISANA f Georgian
Probably derived from Georgian ცის (tsis) meaning "of the sky", the genitive case of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".
TSISIA f Georgian
Derived from Georgian ცის (tsis) meaning "of the sky", the genitive case of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".
TSIURI f Georgian
Means "heavenly, celestial" in Georgian, a derivative of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".
TSUBAKI f Japanese
From Japanese 椿 (tsubaki) meaning "camellia flower", as well as other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
TSUBAME f Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (tsubame) meaning "swallow (bird)" or other kanji that have the same pronunciation.
TSUBASA m & f Japanese
From Japanese (tsubasa) meaning "wing", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TSUKIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (tsuki) meaning "moon" and (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
TSVETA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of TSVETAN.
TSVETANA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of TSVETAN.
TSVETANKA f Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of TSVETAN.
TU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "chart, map" or other characters with similar pronunciations.
m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese () meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding".
TUANA f Turkish (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
TUBA f Arabic, Turkish
From the name of a type of tree that is believed to grow in heaven in Islamic tradition. It means "blessedness" in Arabic.
TUĞBA f Turkish
Turkish variant form of TUBA.
TUĞÇE f Turkish
Derived from Turkish tuğ meaning "tail, plume", referring to a type of banner made of horse hairs used in the Ottoman Empire.
TUIJA f Finnish
Means "cedar" in Finnish.
TÜLAY f Turkish
Means "tulle moon" in Turkish.
TULLIA f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Tullius (see TULLIO).
TUMELO m & f Southern African, Sotho, Tswana
Means "faith" in Sotho and Tswana.
TÜNDE f Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian tündér meaning "fairy". The Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty created this name in the 19th century.
TÜNDÉR f Hungarian (Rare)
Means "fairy" in Hungarian.
TUPAARNAQ f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "wild thyme" in Greenlandic.
TURID f Norwegian
Modern form of ÞÓRFRÍÐR.
TUTKU f & m Turkish
Means "passion" in Turkish.
TUULA f Finnish
Variant of TUULI.
TUULE f Estonian
Estonian form of TUULI.
TUULI f Finnish
Means "wind" in Finnish.
TUULIKKI f Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "little wind" in Finnish, derived from tuuli "wind". This was the name of a Finnish forest goddess, the daughter of Tapio.
TUVA f Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian variant of TOVE.
TUYẾN f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuyến) meaning "thread, line, ray".
TUYẾT f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuyết) meaning "snow".
TWILA f English
Meaning unknown. Perhaps based on the English word twilight, or maybe from a Cajun pronunciation of French étoile "star". It came into use as an American given name in the late 19th century.
TWYLA f English
Variant of TWILA.
TYCHE f Greek Mythology
Means "fortune, chance" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of fortune, luck and fate.
TYRA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Þýri, a variant of the Norse names ÞÓRVÍ or ÞÓRVEIG.
TYYNE f Finnish
Derived from Finnish tyyni "calm, serene".
TZEITEL f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of SARAH. This is the name of Tevye's oldest daughter in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964), based on Sholem Aleichem's stories from the late 19th century.
TZILA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZILLAH f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZIPORA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִפּוֹרָה (see TZIPPORAH).
TZIPORAH f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִפּוֹרָה (see TZIPPORAH).
TZIVIA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZIVYA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZIVYAH f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZOFIYA f Hebrew (Rare)
Means "watching" in Hebrew.
TZUFIT f Hebrew
Means "hummingbird" in Hebrew.
TZVIA f Hebrew
Feminine form of TZVI.
UBON f Thai
Means "lotus" in Thai.
UDANE f Basque
Derived from Basque uda meaning "summer".
UDO (2) f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "peace" in Igbo.
UDUAK m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
UDUAKOBONG m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "God's will" in Ibibio.
UFUOMA m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "peace of mind" in Urhobo.
UGNĖ f Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian ugnis meaning "fire".
UILANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly beauty" or "royal beauty" from Hawaiian u'i "youth, beauty" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
UKALEQ f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "hare" in Greenlandic.
ULA f Polish
Diminutive of URSZULA.
ULIANA f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Ульяна or Ukrainian Уляна (see ULYANA).
ÜLKÜ f Turkish
Means "ideal" in Turkish.
ULLA f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, German
Scandinavian diminutive of ULRIKA or HULDA (1), or a German diminutive of URSULA.
ULLI m & f German
Diminutive of ULRICH or ULRIKE.
ULLORIAQ f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "star" in Greenlandic.
ULRICA f Swedish
Feminine form of ULRIC.
ULRIIKKA f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish feminine form of ULRICH.
ULRIKA f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of ULRICH. This was the name of two queens of Sweden.
ULRIKE f German
German feminine form of ULRICH.
ULRIKKE f Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish feminine form of ULRICH.
ULVİYE f Turkish
Feminine form of ULVİ.
ÜLVİYYƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani feminine form of ULVİ.
ULYANA f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of JULIANA.
ULYSSA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of ULYSSES.
UMA f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hindu texts it is said to derive from the Sanskrit exclamation उ मा (u ma) meaning "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!", which was addressed to Parvati by her mother.
UME f Japanese
From Japanese (ume) meaning "Japanese apricot, plum" (refers specifically to the species Prunus mume). In Japan the ume blossom is regarded as a symbol of spring and a ward against evil. Different kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
UMEKO f Japanese
From Japanese (ume) meaning "apricot, plum" (referring to the species Prunus mume) and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
UMIDA f Uzbek
Feminine form of UMID.
UMUT m & f Turkish
Variant of ÜMİT. The Turkish words umut and ümit are etymologically related synonyms.
ÚNA f Irish
Possibly derived from Irish uan meaning "lamb".
ÙNA f Scottish
Scottish form of ÚNA.
UNATHI m & f Southern African, Xhosa
Means "he or she is with us" in Xhosa, from the prefix u- meaning "he, she" and nathi meaning "with us".
UNDINE f Literature
Derived from Latin unda meaning "wave". The word undine was created by the medieval author Paracelsus, who used it for female water spirits.
UNIQUE f English (Modern)
From the English word unique, ultimately derived from Latin unicus.
UNITY f English (Rare)
From the English word unity, which is ultimately derived from Latin unitas.
UNN f Norwegian
Norwegian form of UNNR.
UNNI f Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love" combined with nýr "new".
UNNR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
UNNUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of UNNR.
UPASANA f Indian, Hindi
Means "worship, devotion" in Sanskrit.
URBANA f Italian
Italian feminine form of URBAN.
URD f Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Urðr meaning "fate". In Norse mythology Urd was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny. She was responsible for the past.
URIA m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of URIAH, also used as a feminine name.
URPI f Native American, Quechua
Means "pigeon, dove" in Quechua.
URSA f Late Roman
Feminine form of URSUS. This is the name of two constellations in the northern sky: Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
URSEL f German
German diminutive of URSULA.
URŠKA f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of URSULA.
ÚRSULA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of URSULA.
URŠULA f Slovene
Slovene form of URSULA.
URSULA f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Late Roman
Means "little bear", derived from a diminutive form of the Latin word ursa "she-bear". Saint Ursula was a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage. In England the saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and the name came into general use at that time.
URSZULA f Polish
Polish form of URSULA.
URTĖ f Lithuanian
Possibly a short form of DOROTĖJA.
URVI f Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "wide" in Sanskrit.
USAGI f Popular Culture
Means "rabbit" in Japanese. This name was used on the Japanese television show 'Sailor Moon', which first aired in the 1990s.
USCHI f German
Diminutive of URSULA.
USHAS f Hinduism
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.
USOA f Basque
Means "dove" in Basque.
USTINYA f Russian
Russian form of JUSTINA.
UTARI f Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of UTTARA.
UTE f German
Feminine form of UDO (1).
UTTARA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi
Means "north" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form उत्तर (also written Uttar) and the feminine form उत्तरा (also written Uttarā), both of which occur in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' belonging to the son and daughter of King Virata.
UXÍA f Galician
Galician form of EUGENIA.
UXUE f Basque
From the Basque name of the Spanish town of Ujué where there is a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque usoa "dove".
UZMA f Arabic
Means "supreme, greatest" in Arabic.
UZOMA m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "good way" in Igbo.
VÁCLAVA f Czech
Czech feminine form of VÁCLAV.
VAHİDE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of WAHID.
VAIHERE f Tahitian
From Tahitian vai "water" and here "loved, dear".
VAIMITI f Tahitian
From Tahitian vai "water" and miti "sea, salt".
VAISHNAVI f Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Derived from the name of the Hindu god VISHNU, meaning "belonging to Vishnu". This is the name of one of the seven Matrika goddesses in Hinduism.
VAITIARE f Tahitian
From Tahitian vai "water" and tiare "flower".
VAIVA f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian vaivorykštė meaning "rainbow".
VAL m & f English
Short form of VALENTINE (1), VALERIE, and other names beginning with Val.
VALARIE f English
Variant of VALERIE.
VALDA f Latvian
Feminine form of VALDIS.
VALDÍS f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".
VALE f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "wide river valley".
VALENCIA f Various
From the name of cities in Spain and Venezuela, both derived from Latin valentia meaning "strength, vigour".
VALENTÍNA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTĪNA f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTINA f Italian, Russian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Romanian, Spanish, Greek, Latvian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.
VALENTINE (2) f French
French feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTÝNA f Czech
Czech form of VALENTINA.
VALENTYNA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of VALENTINA.
VALÉRIA f Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of VALERIA.
VALÈRIA f Catalan
Catalan form of VALERIA.
VALERIA f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, German, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of VALERIUS. This was the name of a 2nd-century Roman saint and martyr.
VALERIANA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
VALÉRIANE f French
French form of Valeriana (see VALERIANA).
VALÉRIE f French, Czech
French and Czech form of VALERIA.
VALERIE f English, German, Czech
English and German form of VALERIA and Czech variant of VALÉRIE.
VALĒRIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of VALERIA.
VALERIJA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Lithuanian
Form of VALERIA in several languages.
VALERIYA f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of VALERIUS.
VALESKA f German
Diminutive of VALERIA.
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.
VALORA f Esperanto
Means "valuable" in Esperanto.
VALORIE f English
Variant of VALERIE.
VALPURI f Finnish
Finnish form of WALBURGA.
VALQUÍRIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of VALKYRIE.
VÂN f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vân) meaning "cloud".
VANA f Macedonian
Short form of IVANA or JOVANA.
VANAMO f Finnish
Means "twinflower" in Finnish.
VANDA f Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Form of WANDA in several languages.
VANESA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VANESSA.
VANESSA f English, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Invented by author Jonathan Swift for his poem 'Cadenus and Vanessa' (1726). He arrived at it by rearranging the initial syllables of the first name and surname of Esther Vanhomrigh, his close friend. Vanessa was later used as the name of a genus of butterfly. It was a rare given name until the mid-20th century, at which point it became fairly popular.
VANESSZA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of VANESSA.
VANJA m & f Croatian, Serbian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Croatian and Serbian (masculine and feminine) form of VANYA. It is also used in Scandinavia, where it is primarily feminine.
VANNA (1) f Italian
Short form of GIOVANNA.
VANNA (2) f & m Khmer
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
VAPPU f Finnish
Diminutive of VALPURI.
VARDA f Hebrew
Diminutive of VERED.
VARDAH f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew וַרְדָה (see VARDA).
VARDO f Georgian
Derived from Georgian ვარდი (vardi) meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian via Armenian.
VARDUHI f Armenian
Means "rose lady" in Armenian.
VARPU f Finnish
From the Finnish name for a type of berry bush.
VARSHA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil
Means "rain" in Sanskrit.