Vissarion

Vissarion is the Russian and modern Greek form of Bessarion, a Late Greek male name of uncertain etymology. It could be related to Greek bessa βῆσσα meaning “wooded valley, glen”. It’s been connected with Ancient Greek bathus meaning “deep; thick”  perhaps originating from a PIE root word, but it doesn’t seem likely that bessacomes from that source. I’ve also seen it …

Vernon

Vernon comes from an Anglo-Norman surname, originating from any of several places called Vernon in Normandy, France. The name seems to be derived from Gaulish uerna meaning "alder" combined with the locational suffix -o, -onis, so the name essentially means "place of the alders" or "place of the alder trees"; uerna comes from Proto-Celtic *wernā (alder) which derives …

Valery

Valery is a Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian male name, a variant transcription of Valeriy which comes from Valerius, an Ancient Roman cognomen derived from Latin valere meaning “to be healthy, strong” via PIE *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Spelled Valéry, it's a French male name which in this case seems to derive from an Ancient Germanic name, Walaric, Walherich; the second element of the name comes from …

Viscaria

Viscaria is the name of a genus of flowers. There wasn't much I could find behind the name though I've seen it listed as meaning "sticky", which seems to refer to a sticky substance under the stem. The origin of the word seems to come from Latin viscum meaning "birdlime", which refers to a sticky substance that is …

Verdi

Verdi comes from an Italian surname meaning "green", possibly originating as a nickname for someone who had green eyes or associated in some way with the color. Verdi is an Italian word, the plural form of verde (green; pale) which comes from Latin viridis (green; young, fresh, youthful) derived from a PIE root word related to growing plants. Verdi is …

Venia

Venia is a Latin word meaning "indulgence, kindness; mercy, grace, favor; pardon; forgiveness" derived from PIE root word *wenh₁- (to love) (Venus derives from the same root word). Venia is also a Spanish word meaning "permission, consent, pardon" derived from the Latin word venia (above). Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Vortigern

Vortigern is the name of a British warlord in 5th century Britain, though he's an obscure figure and there's not much known about him. He did invite the Saxons (Hengist and Horsa) to Britain in order to fight against the Picts and the Scots, eventually leading to the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain; there have been various portrayals …

Vesper

Vesper comes from a Latin word meaning "evening, evening star; west", making it a cognate of Greek hesperos derived from PIE *uekero- (evening, night). In Christianity Vespers refers to service in the late afternoon or early evening. In Roman mythology, Vesper is the Roman equivalent of Hesperos (Hesper), the personification of the evening star in Greek mythology. Vesper is also …

Vogel

Vogel comes from a German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname meaning "bird", which comes from Old High German fogal (bird) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Vogel is also the Dutch and German word for "bird". Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Venatrix

Venatrix comes from a Latin word meaning "huntress", making it the feminine form of Venator "hunter". Venatrix is also an epithet for Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt (as well as nature, fertility, and the moon, among other things). Nicknames: Vena, Trix, Trixie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Venator (Latin)    

Vartouhi

Varotuhi is an Armenian female name, a variant transcription of Varduhi meaning "rose lady", composed of vard (rose) and -uhi, a suffix that forms nouns denoting female gender. Origin: Old Persian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Varduhi (Armenian)  

Vartan

Vartan is an Armenian male name, a variant transcription of Vardan meaning "rose" which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from PIE *wṛdho (sweetbriar). Vartan is also an Armenian surname originating from the given name. Origin: Old Persian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vardan (Armenian)