VenicefEnglish (Rare) Perhaps originally a Christianized variant of Venus, now either an English vernacular form of Venetia ('Many of the girls who were called Venice had actually been named Venetia') or else directly from the English name of the city in Italy... [more]
VenkateshwaramHinduism, Indian, Telugu From Venkata, the name of a hill in Andhra Pradesh state, India, combined with Sanskrit ईश्वर (ishvara) meaning "lord, god". This is the name of a form of the Hindu god Vishnu particularly revered in southern India.
VenkatramanmIndian, 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)... [more]
VenustianomItalian, 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.
VerbeiafCeltic Mythology The Celtic goddess of the river Wharfe (North Yorkshire, England) known from a single inscription found in Ilkley, England and therefore interpreted as a local deity.... [more]
VercanafGermanic Mythology, Celtic Mythology Vercana was a goddess who was venerated by the Gauls in Roman times, it is, however, uncertain whether she was a Germanic or a Celtic goddess. Since inscriptions dedicated to her were found near healing springs, it has been proposed that she may have been a goddess of healing and waters and attempts have been made to link her name to Germanic *Werkanô "she who does deeds" and to *Berkanô "goddess of birch trees".
Verdunm & fEnglish (British) From the name of the city in France which derives from the Latin 'Verodunum', meaning "strong fort". This name was first used during the First World War when the city became well-known due to the Battle of Verdun (1916)... [more]
VergiblemLiterature 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.
VermontfAmerican From the name of the state in the United States of America. The origin of the name came from Vermont, an English form of the name that French explorer Samuel de Champlain gave to Vermont's Green Mountains on his 1647 map... [more]
VerorefAlbanian Means "fan" in Albanian, referring to a fan used in summer. This can also refer to red and white bracelets or necklaces traditionally worn by children on the first day of spring, or a type of small frog associated with the beginning of spring.
VersafAmerican (South) This name sporadically appears outside the U.S. top 1000 in the American South in the early 20th-century. It is most likely inspired by the Latin word "versus" (verse; line) probably used by Southern Baptists in reference to the verses of the Bible... [more]
Vervainf & mAmerican (Rare, Archaic) Means "foliage", from the Latin verbena. Vervain, also known as verbena, is a genus in the botanical family Verbenaceae.
VervainefAmerican (Rare, Archaic) Variant of Verbena, the Latin name for the plant known in English as vervain. The spelling of the name might have been influenced by verveine, the French word for the plant.
VeryanmCornish 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).
VeslefrikkmLiterature, 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.
VēsmafLatvian Directly taken from Latvian vēsma "breeze, whiff".