VanellopefPopular Culture, English (Rare) Coined in the Disney animated film 'Wreck-It Ralph' (2013), telling the story of the eponymous arcade game villain who rebels against his role and dreams of becoming a hero. He travels between games in the arcade and eventually meets Vanellope von Schweetz (the second protagonist), a glitchy character from the in-universe video game 'Sugar Rush', a candy themed kart-racing game... [more]
VanillafEnglish From the English word "vanilla" referring to "the fruit or bean of the vanilla plant, or the extract made from it, or the distinctive fragrant flavour/flavor characteristic of vanilla extract". From the Spanish vainilla 'vanilla', a diminutive form of vaina 'pod, scabbard, sheath'.
VannozzafMedieval Italian Medieval Italian diminutive of Giovanna. The most notable bearer of this name was Vannozza dei Cattanei, the mistress of Pope Alexander VI and the mother of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia.
VaqifmAzerbaijani Meaning uncertain. It is most likely derived from Arabic وَقْف (waqf) meaning "stopping, halting", though it may have come from Persian واقف (vâqef) meaning "benefactor, helper" or a form of the given name Wahid.
VaradafIndian Name of an Indian river situated in Karnataka, a state in the south western region of India. It is with believed that this river has religious ties with gods Durga and Lakshmi.
VaragmArmenian Means "twenty-ninth day of the month" in Armenian.
VarahamHinduism Varaha is the name of the third avatar of the hindu god Vishnu. The avatar is of the form of a boar. Lord Vishnu took this avatar was taken to rescue the earth stolen by a demon. Lord Varaha is also called Yajnapurusha as he is the soul of sacrifices.
VarahifIndian, Hinduism Means "boar" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu goddess, one of the Matrikas.
VaraidzomShona Varaidzo means "One who keeps company". This is given to acknowledge your child as one with whom you keep company. It is common to give this name to a child born in your later years.
VarazdatmAncient Persian, Armenian, History Derived from Middle Persian warāz meaning "boar" combined with Middle Persian dādan "to give". For the latter element, also compare Old Persian dāta, which can mean "law" but also "gift" as well as "gave, given" (as past tenses of the verb dadātuv "to give, to put")... [more]
VardanushfArmenian From Armenian վարդ (vard) meaning "rose" and անոյշ (anush) meaning "sweet".
VardarmBulgarian From the name of the river Vardar, itself from Thracian Vardários, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European (PIE) *(s)wordo-wori- meaning "black water". Folk etymology, however, links the name to вардя (vardya) meaning "to shield, protect".
VardenmGeorgian Probably the Georgian form of the Armenian name Vardan. Vardan is also in use in Georgia, but Varden is more common. A known bearer of this name was Varden Tsulukidze (1865–1923), a Georgian military commander.
VárdisfFaroese Combination of the Old Norse name elements vár "spring (the season); woman (in a poetic context); truth" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
Varima-te-takerefPolynesian Mythology Primordial mother goddess in Cook Islands mythology. Her name has been attested as meaning "goddess of the beginning" or "the mud at the bottom". It may be derived from vari meaning "mud" and takere meaning "bottom of a canoe".
VårinfNorwegian (Rare) Elaboration of Vör, perhaps influenced by Karin. It is also associated with the Norwegian word vår meaning "spring (the season)".
VarinafEnglish (Rare) Possibly a variant of Varinia. This name was most notably borne by Varina Davis (1826-1906), the second wife of Jefferson Davis and the First Lady of the Confederate States of America.
Varinderm & fIndian (Sikh) From Sanskrit वर (vára) "environing, enclosing, space" or "boon, gift, reward, benefit" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.
VarricmPopular Culture In the Dragon Age video game series, Varric Tethras is a "surfacer" dwarf (who traditionally live underground), merchant, and best-selling novelist. His most notable traits are his loyalty, sense of humor, gravelly voice, chest hair, and a one-of-a-kind semi-automatic crossbow named Bianca... [more]
VarromAncient Roman Roman cognomen of which the etymology is obscure, though there is a possibility that it might be of Etruscan origin. Known bearers of this name are Roman consul Gaius Terentius Varro (3rd century BC), Roman scholar Marcus Terentius Varro (1st century BC) and Roman poet Varro Atacinus (1st century BC).
VårrullfNorwegian A newly constructed girl's name used in Norway. The first known person to carry this name was born in 2012, as reported by online news media. The literal meaning of the name is "spring roll", derived from the East Asian and Southeast Asian dish.
VarunmHinduism Varun, or Varuna, is one of the oldest gods in Hindu Vedic mythology. He is known as 'the one who encompasses the world', and is associated with bodies of water, the celestial ocean, the sky, clouds, the law, the underworld, and represents the direction west... [more]
VashishmMauritian Creole, Indian, Hinduism Variant of Vashisht, which is a varaint of Vashistha. In Hinduism, Vashistha is one of the Saptarishis (seven great Rishis) in the seventh, i.e. the present Manvantara, or age of Manu. Vashista is a manasputra (mind-son) of Brahma.
VassagijikmAlgonquin The name for "Greasy Mouth" an eccentric and erratic culture hero and might be derived from the Algonquin Wesucechak.
Vassarm & fAmerican (Rare) Transferred use of the surname Vassar. Notable namesakes are Vassar CarltonClements (1928 - 2005) American folk musician known as the Father of Hillbilly Jazz and female poet Vassar Miller (1924 - 1998).