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    

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 …

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 …