Names Starting with V

gender
usage
Vlastimir m Serbian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Vlastislav m Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and slava meaning "glory". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
Vlatka f Croatian
Diminutive of Vladimira.
Voestaa'e f Indigenous American, Cheyenne
Means "white bison calf woman" in Cheyenne, derived from vóésta "white bison calf" and the feminine suffix -e'é. Because white bison calves were rare they were considered sacred.
Vohu Manah m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of Bahman.
Voirrey f Manx
Vocative form of Moirrey.
Voislav m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Vojislav.
Voitsekh m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Wojciech.
Voitto m Finnish
Means "victory" in Finnish.
Vojislav m Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements voji "warrior, soldier" and slava "glory, fame".
Vojislava f Serbian
Feminine form of Vojislav.
Vojta m Czech
Diminutive of Vojtěch.
Vojtěch m Czech
Czech form of Wojciech.
Vojtech m Slovak
Slovak form of Wojciech.
Voldemaras m Lithuanian
Lithuanian variant of Waldemar.
Voldemārs m Latvian
Latvian cognate of Waldemar.
Voldemort m Literature
Invented by author J.K. Rowling, apparently based on French vol de mort meaning "flight of death" or "theft of death". This is the name of the primary villain in Rowling's Harry Potter series of books, first released in 1997. The books explain that he created his name by anagramming his birth name Tom Marvolo Riddle into I am Lord Voldemort.
Volha f Belarusian
Belarusian form of Olga.
Volkan m Turkish
Means "volcano" in Turkish.
Volker m German
Derived from the Germanic element fulc "people" combined with hari "army".
Volodimeru m Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of Vladimir.
Volodislavu m Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of Vladislav.
Volodya m Russian
Diminutive of Vladimir.
Volodymyr m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Vladimir.
Volos m Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic volu meaning "ox". Volos was the Slavic god of cattle, also associated with the earth, wealth, the underworld, and poetry.
Völund m Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of Wieland, found in the Poetic Edda.
Vǫlundr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Völund.
Volya m Russian (Rare)
Diminutive of Vsevolod. It also means "will, freedom" in Russian.
Vonahe'e f Indigenous American, Cheyenne
Means "medicine bundle woman" in Cheyenne. A medicine bundle is a collection of sacred items used in religious ceremonies.
Vonda f English
Variant of Wanda, reflecting the Polish pronunciation.
Vortigern m History
English form of Gwrtheyrn.
Vosgi f & m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ոսկի (see Voski).
Voski f & m Armenian
Means "gold" in Armenian.
Voula f Greek
Diminutive of Paraskevi.
Vova m Russian
Diminutive of Vladimir.
Vragi m Old Norse
Old Norse byname possibly meaning "mooring post".
Vratislav m Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vratiti "to return" and slava "glory". This was the name of two dukes of Bohemia. The city of Wrocław in Poland is named after the first.
Vratislava f Czech
Feminine form of Vratislav.
Vreni f German (Rare)
Diminutive of Verena.
Vsevolod m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements visi "all" and vladeti "rule". This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev.
Vugar m Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani Vüqar.
Vuk m Serbian
Means "wolf" in Serbian.
Vukašin m Serbian
Derived from Serbian vuk meaning "wolf". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian ruler.
Vulcan m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Vulcanus, possibly related to fulgere meaning "to flash", but more likely of pre-Latin origin. In Roman mythology Vulcan was the god of fire. He was later equated with the Greek god Hephaestus.
Vulferam m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Wolfram.
Vulfgang m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Wolfgang.
Vuokko f Finnish
Means "anemone flower" in Finnish.
Vüqar m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Waqar.
Vural m Turkish
Possibly from Turkish vur meaning "strike, hit".
Vüsal m Azerbaijani
Means "meeting, joining" in Azerbaijani.
Vüsala f Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani Vüsalə.
Vüsalə f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Vüsal.
Vyacheslav m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Václav.
Vyara f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Vera 1.
Vygantas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Wigand.
Vytautas m Lithuanian
From the Baltic element vyti- "chase, drive away" or vyd- "see" combined with tauta "people, nation". This was the name of a 15th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania, revered as a national hero in that country.
Vytautė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Vytautas.