Vulcan

Vulcan is the name of the god of fire, metalworking, the forge, and volcanoes in Roman mythology, the son of Juno and Jupiter. According to myth he was born so deformed that his own mother was horrified by him and threw him from Mt. Olympus and into the depths of the ocean, where he was found by the…

Verlie

Verlie could be used as a short form for Beverly, an English surname which originated as a location name meaning “beaver stream”, made up from Old English elements beofor (beaver) and lēac (stream). Beverly was originally used as an male name though it became popular in the early 20th century as a female name. Verlie could also be a short Verla or Verlene,…

Vox

Vox is a Latin word meaning “voice” via Proto-Italic *wōks (voice) derived from PIE root noun *wṓkʷs (voice, speech) from root word *wekʷ- (to speak, to sound out). Vox is also an English surname which arose as a variant form of Fox, the name of the animal; it was likely originally derived as a nickname for someone who was cunning and…

Varvara

Varvara is the Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, and Macedonian form of Barbara which means “foreign, strange”. It comes from Ancient Greek barbaros; it was used by the Ancient Greeks to refer to non-Greek speaking foreigners or those who spoke a language they couldn’t understand. Nicknames: Varya (Russian), Vara (English) Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Barbara (Late Roman, English, Italian, French, German,…

Valko

Valko is a Bulgarian male name meaning “wolf” via Bulgarian valk вълк meaning “wolf” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Valko is also a surname which seems to be derived from a pet form of Czech and Slovak Valentin via Latin Valens meaning “strong, healthy, vigorous”; or from Hungarian Valér, from Latin valerius meaning “to be strong”. It could also…

Vesta

Vesta is the name of the Roman goddess of the hearth in Roman mythology, the Roman counterpart to the Greek goddess Hestia. The name seems to be a cognate of Hestia meaning “hearth, home; fireplace, altar” derived from PIE root word *h₂wes- (to dwell, live, reside). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Vivian

Vivian comes from the Latin name Vivianus, a Late Roman masculine name meaning “alive, living” derived from a PIE root word. Vivian has been used as both a male and female name. Vivian is also an English and French surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European   Male forms: Vivien (French) Vivianus (Late Roman) Vyvyan (English, Cornish)   Female forms:…

Valyant

Valyant is a variant spelling of Valiant which refers to someone who showed courage and bravery, someone determined and heroic. It comes from Old French vaillant (valiant; brave) via Latin valere (to be strong), deriving from PIE *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Nicknames: Val Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Valiant (English)  

Voirrey

Voirrey is the vocative form of Moirrey, the Manx form of Mary which comes from Hebrew Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from mr…