Origin: Russian Meaning: it’s the Russian form of Bademus, a Latinized form of a Persian name, meaning unknown. It’s also been linked to Slavic Vadimir meaning “accuse + peace, world” from Slavic elements vaditi (accuse, to slander, to blame) and miru (peace, world). Vadik is a diminutive form of the name. Variants: Vadym (Ukrainian); Vadzim (Belarusian)


Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: the feminine form of Roman Verginius or Virginius; though originally of unknown meaning it has long been associated with Latin virgo meaning “maid, virgin”. Virgie, Ginny and Gigi are diminutive forms of the name. Variants: Virginia; Virginie (French); Verginius, Virginius (Ancient Roman)


Origin: Indian विद्या (Hindi, Sanskrit) Meaning: it means “knowledge, science, learning” in Sanskrit. It was also one of the epithets of the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Also it’s listed as a feminine name on Behind the name, I’ve seen it used as a masculine name, making it a unisex name. Variants: Widya (Indonesian); Vidyā, Vidhya


Origin: Latin, English Meaning: the medieval spelling of Valiant from Latin meaning “strong, healthy, brave, courageous”. In the Arthurian Romance, Valyant was a king of Wales and a cousin of Lancelot. Variants: Valiant


Origin: Italian Meaning: the Italian form of Victorius, derived from Victor meaning “victor, conqueror”. Vittore is a varian form of Vittorio while Vittoria is the feminine form of the name.


Origin: Latin Meaning: voice


Origin: English Meaning: from Latin viola meaning “violet” Variants: Violetta, Violette Violet Baudelaire is the oldest sibling and has quite a knack for inventing things.


Origin: Germanic, Latin, Italian Meaning: it could be a Latin form of Vivaldus meaning “power, strength in combat” from Old German elements wig (fight, battle, warrior) and walda (might, power). I’ve also seen it listed as coming from Latin vita meaning “life”. Vivaldi is an Italian surname, most famously worn by Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, a Baroque composer whose best known…


Origin: English Meaning: a famous name created by the author Jonathan Swift for his poem Cadenus and Vanessa (1713). He created it by taking the first three letters of his lover’s surname (Esther Vanhomrigh) and adding the pet form Essa. Vanhomrigh is a Dutch surname and van means “from”, referring to a habitational surname, while Esther either…


Origin: Indian  ( वेदा ) Meaning: knowledge


Origin: Italian, Russian Виолетта (Russian) Meaning: Italian and Russian form of Violet, from the flower, which ultimately comes from Latin viola meaning “violet” In Russian, it’s pronounced vee-ah-LYE-tah


Origin: Russian, Greek, Bulgarian Варвара (Russian, Macedonian, Bulgarian); Βαρβαρα (Greek) Meaning: the Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Greek Barbara meaning “foreigner, barbarian” Variants: Barbara, Barbra

Vladimir, Vladimír

Origin: Slavic Владимир (Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) Meaning: from Slavic elements vladeti “rule” and meru “great, famous” meaning “famous ruler”. According to Behindthename, the second element could also be associated with miru “peace, world” so the meaning could also be “peaceful ruler” or “world ruler”. The Vladimír spelling is the Czech and Slovak form of Vladimir.


Origin: Manx Meaning: a form of Moirrey, itself the Manx form of Mary which has several possible meanings: to be rebellious; well-fed; bitter, bitterness; or it could come from Egyptian meaning “beloved” or “love”; bitter, drop; myrrh, mistress  


Origin: Latin Meaning: perhaps related to the Latin fulgere, meaning “to flash”. In Roman mythology, Vulcan was the god of fire and is the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Hephaestus


Origin: Bulgarian Meaning: wolf


Origin: English, French Meaning: it comes from the Roman Valentinus, meaning “strong, vigorous, healthy”


Origin: Italian Meaning: Italian feminine form of Vincent, meaning “to conquer”