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)  

Viva

Viva is a Latin word, the feminine form of vivus meaning “alive, living”, and is also a word in several Romance languages meaning “life, live”. It could also be used as a nickname for Vivian, which derives from the same root word meaning “alive, living”, or even as a short form of Aviva meaning “spring” in Hebrew. Viva is…

Vashti

Vashti was the name of a queen of Persia, the first wife of King Ahasuerus in the Old Testament. The king holds a banquet for all his nobles and servants which went on for seven days while Vashti holds a separate banquet for all the noblewomen. On the seventh day of the banquet, Ahasuerus is drunk and summons for…

Violaine

Violaine is a French female name, which seems to be a variant form of Violette, the French form of Violet, the name of a flower and a color. it comes from Latin viola meaning “violet” which is related to Ancient Greek íon (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean source. It’s also possible that it may be a…

Vincenza

Vincenza is the feminine form of Vincenzo, the Italian form of Vincent which is the English form of Vincentius, an Ancient Roman name meaning “conquering” from Latin vincere (to conquer) derived from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-(3) (to fight, conquer; to overcome). Nicknames: Enza Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vinka (Croatian) Vissenta (Sardinian)   Male forms: Vincenzo (Italian) Vincente (Italian) Vincent (English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Slovak) Vincentius…

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,…

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