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VASSAGIJIK m Algonquin
The name for "Greasy Mouth" an eccentric and erratic culture hero and might be derived from the Algonquin Wesucechak.
VASSAR m & f American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname VASSAR
. Notable namesakes are Vassar CARLTON CLEMENTS
(1928 - 2005) American folk musician known as the Father of Hillbilly Jazz and female poet Vassar Miller (1924 - 1998).
VASUKI m & f Hinduism, Indian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a nagaraja in Hindu and Buddhist mythology and a king of serpents. He is a snake beloning to Shiva
and is famous for coiling around Shiva's neck.
VATNARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements vatn
"water, waters, river, brook, tears" and herr
"army". Vatnarr was the name of a legendary Norwegian king.
VATROMIR m Serbian, Croatian (Rare)
From Serbian ватра (vatra)
meaning "fire" and мир (mir)
meaning "peace" or "glory". Thus the name means "vigorous or passionate for glory/peace".
VATROSLAV m Croatian
Derived from Croatian vatra
"fire" combined with Slavic slav
"glory". It was either coined or revived in the 19th century. Known bearers of this name include Croatian composer Vatroslav Lisinski (1819-1854) and Vatroslav Jagić (1838-1923), famous linguist and Slavist.
VAZUL m Hungarian (Rare)
Variant of VÁSZOLY
via the Old Hungarian form Wazul
. Vazul, (before 997–1031 or 1032) was a member of the House of Árpád, a grandson of Taksony, Grand Prince of the Hungarians.
VÉ m Norse Mythology
Derived from vé
, a Germanic shrine or sacred enclosure. In Norse Mythology, Vé is the brother of ODIN
VEDANG m Indian
Means "From the Vedas". The Vedas are a large body of religious texts originating in ancient India.
VEDANT m Indian, Sanskrit
It is a Sanskrit name and has a variety of meanings depending on the grammatical device (Samasa) used to unravel it. All the meanings bear some reference to the Vedas which are ancient Hindu holy texts.... [more]
VEDASTO m Italian (Archaic), Spanish (Archaic), Filipino
Italian and Spanish form of VEDASTUS
. The name is also in use in the Philippines, which is a remnant of the influence that Spain has had over the country, what with the country having been part of the Spanish Empire for several centuries.
VEEP f & m History
Meaning unknown; most likely of Cornish origin. This was the name of a 6th-century Cornish saint. Almost nothing is known about the saint - there is debate over whether Veep was male or female. S/he is the namesake of the village St... [more]
VÉGEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Variant of VígæiRR
, a combination of Old Norse vé
"temple, sacred enclosure, sanctuary" and geirr
VEGETA m Popular Culture
Vegeta (Japanese: ベジータ ) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama.
VEIGAR m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of veig
"power", "strength" and herr
VEIVE m Etruscan Mythology
The Etruscan god of revenge. He is portrayed as a young man wearing a laurel wreath and holding arrows in his hand. A goat stands next to him.
VEKTOR m Russian
"'revolutionary name' created in the early period of the Soviet Union" Shortened form of Великий коммунизм торжествует (Velikij kommunizm torzhestvuet) meaning 'great communism triumphs'
VELI m & f Turkish
From Turkish veli
VELIR m Soviet, Russian
Contraction of Russian великий рабочий (velikiy rabochiy)
meaning "great worker" as well as of Владимир Ленин и революция (Vladimir Lenin i revolyutsiya)
meaning "Vladimir Lenin and the revolution"... [more]
VENANTIUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin venans
meaning "hunting, chasing, pursuing", from the Latin verb vēnor
"to hunt, to chase, to pursue". Bearers of this name include a Roman consul (6th century AD) and a Latin poet (7th century AD).
VENDETTA f & m English
Means "hiding the murder of a loved one". It has become famous due to it's dark history and the "V for Vendetta" comics.
VENDIM m Albanian
Presumably directly taken from Albanian vendim
VENELIN m Bulgarian
Derived from Венелин (Venelin)
, the surname of the Russian slavist and philologist Yuriy Venelin (1802-1839), who is best known for his research on the language, history and culture of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian people... [more]
VENERIO m Medieval Italian
A derivative of Latin VENUS
, the name of the goddess of love and fertility, from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁-
"to wish, love". This is the name of a 5th century saint and 6th century saint.
VENKATESH m Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "lord of Venkata", derived from Venkata
, the name of a hill in Andhra Pradesh, India, combined with Sanskrit ईश (īśá)
meaning "lord, master, ruler". This is also the name of a form of the Hindu god VISHNU
especially revered in southern India.
VENKATRAMAN m Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
From वेंकटेशा (venkateša)
meaning "lord of Venkata hill", a combination of Venkata
, the name of a hill in Andhra Pradesh, India (see VENKATA
), and Sanskrit ईश् (īś)
meaning "lord, master" (see ISHA
VENNOR m Cornish
Middle name of Captain Ross Poldark, the main character in the historical television series Poldark. Ross Vennor Poldark is his full name on the BBC show.
VENUSTIANO m Italian, Spanish
Spanish and Italian form of Venustianus
, which derives from VENUS
, the name of the Roman goddess of love, via Venustus
. A known bearer was Venustiano Carranza (1859-1920), one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution.
VERAN m Serbian
Masculine form of VERA
, meaning "faith". Also associated with the adjective veran
, pronounced with a stress on the first syllable, meaning "loyal, faithful".
VERDELL m & f English (American)
Derived from the Spanish verde
, meaning "green," combined with the suffix -ell
. A notable bearer is Native American singer Verdell Primeaux (1966-).
VERGIBLE m Literature
Used by Zora Neale Hurston in her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The main character, Janie, marries and finds love with a man called Tea Cake whose real name is Vergible Woods.
VERINUS m Late Roman
Roman cognomen which is ultimately derived from the Latin adjective verus
VERL m American
An English language form of a French name meaning "truthful" and a variant of VERLE
VERNUBE m African
A TIV NAME FROM NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA,BENUE PRECISELY
VEROLJUB m Serbian
Derived from the elements vera
"faith" and "ljub" "love", literally meaning "lover of faith".
VERRAY m African American
Combination of VERO
from Latin "verus" meaning "true" with RAY
, masculine name of RAE
meaning "beam of light"; this also, is part of the French phrase for "I will see.", "Je verrae."
VERVAIN f & m American (Rare, Archaic)
Means "foliage", from the Latin verbena
. Vervain, also known as verbena, is a genus in the botanical family Verbenaceae.
VERYAN m Cornish
From the name of a Cornish town, which is taken from Sen Veryan
meaning "Saint Veryan", a Cornish corruption of Severian
, itself a corrupted form of SYMPHORIAN
(the saint to whom the village church is dedicated).
VESLEFRIKK m Literature, Folklore
Means "little Frikk" from Norwegian vesle
"little" combined with the name FRIKK
. This is the main character in the Norwegian folktale Veslefrikk med fela
, which translates to English as Little Freddie with his Fiddle
VESPASIUS m Ancient Roman
Original name from which Vespasianus
) was derived. A bearer of this name was Vespasius Polla, the maternal grandfather of the Roman Emperor Vespasian.
VESSELIN m Bulgarian
Variant spelling of VESELIN
, but in some cases it is also a variant transcription of the name. Known bearers of this name include the Bulgarian pianist Vesselin Stanev (b... [more]
VEÐRFÖLNIR m Norse Mythology
Possibly meaning "storm pale," "wind bleached" or "wind-witherer", veđrfölnir is a hawk that sits between the eyes of the unnamed eagle that is perched atop the world tree YGGDRASIL
VETON m Albanian
Derived from Albanian vetëtimë
"(flash of) lightning; thunderbolt".
VĖTRŪNAS m Lithuanian (Rare)
Derived from the Lithuanian noun vėtra
meaning "storm, tempest" combined with the (masculine) patronymic suffix -ūnas
VEYSEL m Turkish
The name is derived from Arabic UWAIS al-Qarani
, the name of the first Islamic mystic. His name is rendered in Turkish as Veysel Karani
VEZIRKHAN m Dagestani, Lezgin
Derived from the Arabic title وَزِير (wazīr)
denoting a minister or adviser combined with the Turkic title khan
meaning "ruler, leader".
VIANNEY m French
From the surname of Jean-Marie Vianney (1786-1859), a French saint.
VIBHISHANA m Indian, Hinduism
From विभीषण (vibhīṣaṇa
), meaning "terrifying" in Sanskrit. Vibhishana, a rakshasa
or humanoid being, is the brother of RAVANA
, the king of Lanka, and ally of RAMA
in the Ramayana.
VIĆENTIJE m Serbian (Rare)
Serbian form of VINCENT
. Famous bearers include 16th century Serbian painter Vićentije "Vićenco" Vuković and writer and poet Vićentije Rakić (1750-1818), founder of the School of Theology.
VICENȚIU m Romanian (Rare)
Variant of VINCENȚIU
. Notable Romanian bearers of this name include the politician Vicențiu Găvănescu (retired from politics after 2000) and Vicențiu Bugariu (1908-1932), a publicist and historian.