Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, V names, Virtues/Attributes


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… Continue reading Viva

Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, V names, Virtues/Attributes


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… Continue reading Vashti

Color, Female, Nature, V names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes


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… Continue reading Violaine

Female, Proto-Indo-European, V names, Virtues/Attributes


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… Continue reading Vincenza

Animals, Beaver, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


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,… Continue reading Verlie

Animals, Female, Fox, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


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… Continue reading Vox

Ancient Greek, Female, V names, Virtues/Attributes


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,… Continue reading Varvara

Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes


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:… Continue reading Vivian

Ancient Egyptian, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


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… Continue reading Voirrey