Masculine Names

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UMARU m Western African
Form of UMAR used in western Africa.
UMBERTO m Italian
Italian form of HUMBERT. A famous bearer was Italian author Umberto Eco (1932-2016).
UMID m Uzbek
Means "hope" in Uzbek, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
ÜMİT m Turkish
Means "hope" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
ÜMRAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IMRAN.
UMRAN m Arabic
Variant of IMRAN.
UMUKORO m Western African, Urhobo
Means "young man" in Urhobo.
UMUT m & f Turkish
Variant of ÜMİT. The Turkish words umut and ümit are etymologically related synonyms.
UNAI m Basque
Means "cowherd" in Basque.
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".
UOLEVI m Finnish
Finnish form of OLAF.
UPTON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "upper town" in Old English. A famous bearer of this name was the American novelist Upton Sinclair (1878-1968).
URAL m Bashkir, Turkish
From the name of the Ural Mountains, of uncertain meaning, possibly from Turkic aral meaning "island, boundary". This is the name of the title character in the Bashkir epic Ural-batyr.
URANUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Οὐρανός (Ouranos), the name of the husband of Gaia and the father of the Titans in Greek mythology. His name is derived from οὐρανός (ouranos) meaning "the heavens". This is also the name of the seventh planet in the solar system.
URBAIN m French
French form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
URBAN m Danish, Swedish, German, Polish, Slovene, Biblical
From the Latin name Urbanus meaning "city dweller". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. It was subsequently borne by eight popes.
URBANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
URBONAS m Lithuanian (Rare)
Lithuanian form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
URH m Slovene
Slovene form of ULRICH.
URHO m Finnish
Means "brave" in Finnish.
'URI m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URI.
URI m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIA m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of URIAH, also used as a feminine name.
URIAH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיָה ('Uriyah) meaning "YAHWEH is my light", from the roots אוּר ('ur) meaning "light, flame" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of a Hittite warrior in King David's army, the first husband of Bathsheba. David desired Bathsheba so he placed Uriah in the forefront of battle so he would be killed.
URIAS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of URIAH.
URIASZ m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of URIAH.
URIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) meaning "God is my light", from אוּר ('ur) meaning "light, flame" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Uriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha, for example in the Book of Enoch where he warns Noah of the coming flood.
URIEN m Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Means "privileged birth" from Celtic orbo "privileged" and gen "birth". In Welsh legend and Arthurian romances Urien is a king of Gore and the husband of Morgan le Fay.
URIJAH m Biblical
Form of URIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament (for a character in the Book of Jeremiah).
'URIYAH m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIAH.
'URIY'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIEL.
URMAS m Estonian
Possibly from the dialectal Estonian word urm meaning "frost" or "catkin".
URMAZD m Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
UROS m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Урош (see UROŠ).
UROŠ m Serbian, Slovene
Serbian form of an old Hungarian name, possibly from úr meaning "man, lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of five Serbian kings.
URS m German
German form of the Latin name Ursus, which meant "bear". Saint Ursus was a 3rd-century soldier in the Theban Legion who was martyred with Saint Victor. He is the patron saint of Solothurn in Switzerland.
URSINUS m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of Ursus (see URS).
URSUS m Late Roman
Latin form of URS.
USAMA m Arabic
Means "lion" in Arabic.
USKO m Finnish
Means "faith" in Finnish.
USMAN m Urdu
Urdu form of UTHMAN.
UTHER m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Uthyr, derived from Welsh uthr meaning "terrible". In Arthurian legend Uther was the father of King Arthur. He appears in some early Welsh texts, but is chiefly known from the 12th-century chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
UTHMAN m Arabic
Means "baby bustard" in Arabic (a bustard is a type of large bird). Uthman was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad who married two of his daughters. He was the third caliph of the Muslims.
UTKU m Turkish
Means "victory" in Turkish.
UTTAR m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of UTTARA.
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.
UTU m Sumerian Mythology
Derived from Sumerian 𒌓 (ud) meaning "sun". In Sumerian mythology this was the name of the god of the sun. He was the son of the moon god Nanna and Ningal.
UTZ m German
Diminutive of ULRICH.
UWE m German
German form of OVE.
UXÍO m Galician
Galician form of EUGENE.
UZI m Hebrew
Variant of UZZI.
UZOCHI m Western African, Igbo
Means "God's way" in Igbo.
UZOMA m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "good way" in Igbo.
UZZI m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
UZZIAH m Biblical
Means "my power is YAHWEH" in Hebrew, from the roots עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including a king of Judah.
UZZIEL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" in Hebrew, from the roots עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
VAAST m Flemish, Norman, Picard
Flemish, Norman and Picard form of VEDASTUS.
VÁCLAV m Czech, Slovak
Contracted form of the older name Veceslav, from the Slavic elements veche "more" and slava "glory". Saint Václav (known as Wenceslas in English) was a 10th-century duke of Bohemia murdered by his brother. He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. This was also the name of several Bohemian kings.
VADIK m Russian
Diminutive of VADIM.
VADIM m Russian
Meaning unknown. It is used as a Russian form of BADEMUS, but it may actually be derived from the Slavic name VADIMIR or else from an Old Norse source.
VADIMIR m Russian (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements vaditi "accuse" and miru "peace, world".
VAHAGN m Armenian Mythology, Armenian
From Avestan Verethragna meaning "breaking of defense, victory". In Armenian mythology this was the name of the heroic god of war.
VAHAN m Armenian
Means "shield" in Armenian.
VAHİD m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of WAHID.
VAHID m Persian
Persian form of WAHID.
VAHİT m Turkish
Turkish form of WAHID.
VÄINÄMÖINEN m Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish väinä meaning "wide and slow-flowing river". In Finnish mythology Väinämöinen was a wise old magician, the son of the primal goddess Ilmatar. He is the hero of the Finnish epic the Kalevala.
VAKHA m Chechen
Derived from Nakh vakha meaning "to live".
VAKHTANG m Georgian
Derived from Old Persian varka-tanu meaning "wolf-bodied". This name was borne by several kings of Georgia.
VAL m & f English
Short form of VALENTINE (1), VALERIE, and other names beginning with Val.
VALDAS m Lithuanian
Short form of VALDEMARAS and other Lithuanian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald "rule".
VALDEMAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian form of WALDEMAR. This was the name of four kings of Denmark.
VALDEMARAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian cognate of WALDEMAR.
VALDIS m Latvian
Short form of VOLDEMĀRS and other Latvian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald "rule".
VALENS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen (see VALENTINE (1)). This name was borne by a 4th-century Roman emperor.
VALENT m Croatian
Croatian short form of VALENTIN.
VALENTE m Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of VALENS.
VALENTIJN m Dutch
Dutch form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTIM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTÍN m Spanish, Slovak
Spanish and Slovak form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTINE (1) m English
From the Roman cognomen Valentinus, which was itself a derivative of the cognomen Valens meaning "strong, vigorous, healthy" in Latin. Saint Valentine was a 3rd-century martyr. His feast day was the same as the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, which resulted in the association between Valentine's day and love. As an English name, it has been used occasionally since the 12th century.
VALENTINIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of the cognomen Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). This name was borne by three Roman emperors.
VALENTINO m Italian
Italian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTYN m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALÈRE m French
French form of VALERIUS.
VALERI m Bulgarian, Georgian, Russian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of VALERIUS, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Валерий (see VALERIY).
VALÉRIAN m French
French form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
VALERIAN m Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Romanian, History
From the Roman cognomen Valerianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name VALERIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor. Several saints also had this name, including a 2nd-century martyr of Lyons.
VALERIANUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of VALERIAN.
VALĒRIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of VALERIUS.
VALÉRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of VALERIUS.
VALERIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VALERIUS.
VALERIU m Romanian
Romanian form of VALERIUS.
VALERIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from Latin valere "to be strong". This was the name of several early saints.
VALERIY m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of VALERIUS.
VALERO m Spanish
Spanish variant of VALERIUS.
VALÉRY m French
Derived from the Germanic elements walha "foreign" and ric "ruler, mighty". It has been frequently confused with the name Valère.
VALERY m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Валерий, Ukrainian Валерій or Belarusian Валерый (see VALERIY).
VALI m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of VALERIU or VALENTIN.
VALKO m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian вълк (valk) meaning "wolf".
VÁLTER m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of WALTER.
VALTER m Italian, Swedish, Slovene, Croatian, Estonian
Form of WALTER used in several languages.
VALTO m Finnish
Finnish short form of VALDEMAR and other names containing vald.
VALTTERI m Finnish
Finnish form of WALTER.
VÂN f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vân) meaning "cloud".
VĂN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (văn) meaning "literature, culture, writing". This is a common middle name for Vietnamese boys.
VAN m English
Short form of names containing van, such as VANCE or IVAN.
VANCE m English
From an English surname that was derived from Old English fenn meaning "marsh, fen".
VANCHO m Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Ванчо (see VANČO), as well as the usual Bulgarian transcription.
VANČO m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of IVAN.
VANGEL m Macedonian
Macedonian form of EVANGELOS.
VANGELIS m Greek
Variant of EVANGELOS.
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 (2) f & m Khmer
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
VANNI m Italian
Short form of GIOVANNI.
VANO m Georgian
Diminutive of IVANE.
VANYA m Russian
Diminutive of IVAN.
VARDAN m Armenian
Derived from Armenian վարդ (vard) meaning "rose", ultimately from an Iranian language.
VARFOLOMEI m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Варфоломей (see VARFOLOMEY).
VARG m Norwegian, Swedish
Means "wolf" in Old Norse.
VARINIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name possibly derived from VARIUS.
VARIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name meaning "versatile" in Latin. Varius Rufus was a Roman epic poet of the 1st century BC.
VARLAAM m Russian
Russian form of BARLAAM.
VARLAM m Russian
Variant of VARLAAM.
VARTAN m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Վարդան (see VARDAN).
VARUNA m Hinduism
Probably from a Sanskrit word meaning "to surround". In Hindu mythology Varuna is a god of water and the celestial ocean surrounding the world. He is one of the chief gods in the Rigveda.
VASANT m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of VASANTA.
VASANTA m Hinduism
Means "brilliant" or "spring" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu personification of the spring.
VASCO m Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
From the medieval Spanish name Velasco, which possibly meant "crow" in Basque. A famous bearer was the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the first person to sail from Europe around Africa to India.
VAŠEK m Czech
Diminutive of VÁCLAV.
VASIL m Bulgarian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Georgian, Albanian
Form of BASIL (1) in several languages.
VASILE m Romanian
Romanian form of BASIL (1).
VASILEIOS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασίλειος (see VASILIOS).
VASILI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Василий (see VASILIY).
VASILICĂ m Romanian
Diminutive of VASILE.
VASILII m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of BASIL (1).
VASILIJE m Serbian
Serbian form of BASIL (1).
VASILIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of BASIL (1).
VASILIOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILIY m Russian
Russian form of BASIL (1).
VASILY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Василий (see VASILIY).
VASKA m & f Russian, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of VASILIY (masculine) or a Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of VASILIJA (feminine).
VASKO m Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of VASIL.
VASSILIS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασίλης (see VASILIS).
VASSILY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Василий (see VASILIY).
VASU m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
Means "bright, excellent" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It also belonged to one of the authors of the Rigveda.
VASYA m Russian
Diminutive of VASILIY.
VASYL m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of BASIL (1).
VAUGHAN m Welsh
From a surname that was a variant of VAUGHN.
VAUGHN m Welsh, English
From a Welsh surname that was derived from Welsh bychan meaning "little".
VAUQUELIN m Medieval French
Old French form of the Germanic name Walchelin, derived from the element walha meaning "foreign".
VAVŘINEC m Czech
Czech form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
VAVRINEC m Slovak
Slovak form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
VAYU m Hinduism
Means "air, wind" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the air and wind, one of the five elements.
VAZGEN m Armenian
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
VAZHA m Georgian
Derived from Georgian ვაჟი (vazhi) meaning "son".
VEACESLAV m Romanian
Romanian (Moldovan) form of VÁCLAV.
VEASNA m & f Khmer
Means "opportunity, good fortune, fate" in Khmer.
VECHESLAV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of VÁCLAV.
VEDAD m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of WIDAD.
VEDAST m History
Variant of VEDASTUS.
VEDASTUS m History
Possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic or Celtic name, possibly Germanic WIDOGAST. This was the name of a 6th-century saint who helped to convert the Frankish king Clovis to Christianity.
VEDAT m Turkish
Turkish masculine form of WIDAD.
VEDRAN m Croatian, Serbian
Means "clear, cheerful" in Croatian and Serbian.
VEETI m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of FREDRIK or FERDINAND.
VEGARD m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Végarðr, derived from the elements "holy" and garðr "enclosure".
VEIKKO m Finnish
Diminutive of VELI.
VEIT m German
German form of VITUS or WIDO.
VELASCO m Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of VASCO.
VELI m Finnish
Means "brother" in Finnish.
VELIBOR m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and borti "battle".
VELICHKO m Bulgarian
Derived from Slavic veliku meaning "great".
VELIMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and miru "peace, world".
VELJKO m Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of VESELKO.
VELVEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Means "little wolf" in Yiddish, a diminutive of װאָלףֿ (volf) meaning "wolf". This is a vernacular form of Zeev.
VENA m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit वेन (vena) meaning "yearning". This is the name of an evil king in Hindu mythology.
VENCEL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Wenceslaus.
VENCESLAO m Italian
Italian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Wenceslaus.
VENCESLÁS m Spanish
Spanish form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Wenceslaus.
VĚNCESLAV m Czech (Rare)
Czech variant of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Wenceslaus.
VENDELÍN m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of WENDELIN.
VENIAMIN m Russian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of BENJAMIN.
VENIAMINU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BENJAMIN.
VENIJAMIN m Macedonian
Macedonian form of BENJAMIN.
VENKATA m Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in Andhra Pradesh in southern India. It is the home of the Venkateswara Temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindus.
VENTSESLAV m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Wenceslaus.
VENYAMIN m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Вениамин (see VENIAMIN).
VEPKHIA m Georgian
Derived from Old Georgian ვეფხი (vepkhi) meaning "tiger".
VERCINGETORIX m Ancient Celtic
Means "king over warriors" from Gaulish ver "on, over" combined with cingeto "marching men, warriors" and rix "king". This name was borne by a chieftain of the Gaulish tribe the Arverni. He led the resistance against Julius Caesar's attempts to conquer Gaul, but he was eventually defeated, brought to Rome, and executed.
VERE m English
From a Norman surname, which was from a French place name, which was itself derived from a Gaulish word meaning "alder".
VEREMUND m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name, probably Waramunt, derived from war "vigilant, cautious" and mund "protection". This was the name of a 5th-century king of Galicia (from the Germanic tribe of the Suebi). It was later the name of kings of Asturias and León, though their names are usually spelled in the Spanish form Bermudo.
VERETHRAGNA m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of BAHRAM.
VERGIL m English
Variant of VIRGIL.
VERGINIUS m Ancient Roman
Masculine form of VIRGINIA.
VERÍSSIMO m Portuguese
From the Latin name Verissimus meaning "very true". Saint Verissimus was a Portuguese martyr executed during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
VERN m English
Short form of VERNON.
VERNER m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of WERNER.
VERNON m English
From a Norman surname, which was from a French place name, ultimately derived from the Gaulish word vern meaning "alder".
VERTTI m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of FERDINAND.
VESA (1) m Finnish
Means "sprout, young tree" in Finnish.
VESELIN m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESELKO m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESPASIAN m History
From the Roman cognomen Vespasianus, derived either from Latin vesper meaning "west" or "evening" or vespa meaning "wasp". This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the founder of the Flavian dynasty.
VESPASIANO m Italian
Italian form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VESPASIANUS m Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of VESPASIAN.
VESPASIEN m French (Rare)
French form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VESTER m Danish
Short form of SYLVESTER.
VETLE m Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Vetrliði meaning "winter traveller", and by extension "bear cub".
VIACHASLAU m Belarusian
Belarusian form of VÁCLAV.
VIATOR m Late Roman
Late Latin name (see BEATRIX). This was the name of a 4th-century Italian saint.
VIBIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of VIBIUS.
VIBIUS m Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen and family name of unknown meaning, probably of Etruscan origin.
VIBOL m Khmer
Means "abundant, large, vast" in Khmer.
VIC m & f English
Short form of VICTOR or VICTORIA.
VICENÇ m Catalan
Catalan form of VINCENT.
VICENT m Catalan (Valencian)
Valencian form of VINCENT.
VICENTE m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of VINCENT.
VICO m Italian
Italian short form of LODOVICO.
VÍCTOR m Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of VICTOR.
VICTOR m English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Dutch, Swedish, Late Roman
Roman name meaning "victor, conqueror" in Latin. It was common among early Christians, and was borne by several early saints and three popes. It was rare as an English name during the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885), who authored The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables.
VICTORIANO m Spanish
Spanish form of VICTORIANUS.
VICTORIANUS m Late Roman
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of two early saints.
VICTORINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of VICTORINUS.
VICTORINUS m Late Roman
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of a ruler of the Gallic Empire in the 3rd century. It was also borne by the 4th-century Roman grammarian and philosopher Victorinus Afer as well as a few early saints.
VICTORIUS m Late Roman
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of two early saints.
VID m Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian (Rare)
Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian form of WIDO or VITUS. Saint Vitus, known in Slavic languages as Sveti Vid (or similar), has been conflated with the Slavic god Svetovid.
VIDA (1) m Hungarian
Hungarian form of WIDO or VITUS.
VIDAL m Spanish
Spanish form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VIDAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Víðarr, which is possibly derived from víðr "wide" and arr "warrior". In Norse mythology Víðarr was the son of Odin and Grid. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, he will avenge his father's death.
VIDAS m Lithuanian
Short form of VIDMANTAS, used independently.
VIDE m Swedish
Means "willow" in Swedish, from Old Norse víðir.
VIDMANTAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements vyd "to see" and mantus "intelligent".
VIÊN m Vietnamese
Means "round, full, complete" in Vietnamese.
VIỆN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (viện) meaning "courtyard, institution".
VIENO f & m Finnish (Rare)
Means "gentle" in Finnish.
VIGGO m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Short form of names containing the Old Norse element víg "war".
VÍGI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of VIGGO.
VIJAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi
Means "victory" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form विजय and the feminine form विजया, both of which are used frequently in Hindu texts. It is the name of a grandson of Indra, a son of Krishna and it is another name of the goddess Durga. This was also the name of a semi-legendary 6th-century BC king of Sri Lanka.
VIKENTI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Викентий (see VIKENTIY).
VIKENTIJE m Serbian
Serbian form of VINCENT.
VIKENTIY m Russian
Russian form of VINCENT.
VIKING m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Víkingr meaning "viking, raider", ultimately from vík "bay, inlet".
VIKRAMA m Hinduism
Means "stride, pace" or "valour" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu. This was also the name of a semi-legendary 1st-century BC king (full name Vikramaditya) of Ujjain in India.
VIKTAR m Belarusian
Belarusian form of VICTOR.
VIKTORAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of VICTOR.
VIKTORS m Latvian
Latvian form of VICTOR.
VILĈJO m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILÉM m Czech
Czech form of WILLIAM.
VILEN m Russian
Abbreviation of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.
VILFRED m Danish
Danish form of WILFRED.
VILFREDO m Italian
Italian form of WILFRED.
VILHELM m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMI m Finnish
Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMO m Esperanto
Esperanto form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMS m Latvian
Latvian form of WILLIAM.
VILHJÁLMUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of WILLIAM.
VILHO m Finnish
Finnish short form of WILLIAM.
VILIAM m Slovak
Slovak form of WILLIAM.
VILIM m Croatian
Croatian form of WILLIAM.
VILIS m Latvian
Latvian form of WILLIAM.
VILJAMI m Finnish
Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILJAR (1) m Estonian
Estonian masculine form of VILJA.
VILJAR (2) m Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements vili "will, desire" and herr "army" or arr "warrior".
VILJEM m Slovene
Slovene form of WILLIAM.
VILJO m Finnish
Finnish short form of WILLIAM.
VILKO m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILLADS m Danish
Danish form of WILLIHAD.
VILLE m Finnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILLEM m Estonian
Estonian form of WILLIAM.
VILLUM m Danish
Danish variant of VILHELM.
VILMANTAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements vil- "hope" and mantus "intelligent".
VILMAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of WILLAMAR.
VILMOS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of WILLIAM.
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