– Shield in Armenian. Vahan is a simplified version of another common Armenian name, Vahagen, the name of an ancient god.
– Variation of Latin name Valentinus, which comes from the Latin valens strong, vigourous, healthy. St.Valentine was a 3rd-century martyr. His feast day was the same as the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, which resulted in the association between Valentine’s day and love. As an English name, it has been used occasionally since the 12th century.
– Derived from Bulgarian meaning wolf.
– From the Welsh surname which is derived from the Welsh bychan meaning little. Pronounced VAWN.
Victor/ Victoria/ Victoire
– From Latin Victor, from victus, past participle of vincere, to conquer.
– An old Scandinavian name dating back to the Viking age. The short form of the name Vig(en) or Vik(en) refers to the English word for inlet or bay. The young men from Viken is from where the name Viking came about and where the Viking ships were launched. The youngest and most handsome Viking on the Viking ship, bore the name Viggo, full of vigor, vigorous.
– Italian variant of Vincent, a name that comes from the Latin vincere, meaning to conquer.
– From the Roman family name Vergilius which is of unknown meaning.
– Means to rule the world, from the Slavic volod, to rule, and mir, which also means world in addition to peace. A famous bearer was Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita.
– Means valuable in Esperanto.
– Means knowledge in Sanskrit
– The Latinate form of Gwyneth, and also coincides with the Italian city, Venice. Slight association with Venetian Blinds.
– From the Old Norse Verðandi meaning being. Verdandi was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was responsible for the present.
– Of Latin origins meaning integrity. Could also derive from the same sources as Verity (See Below)
– From the English word meaning verity, truth, but ultimately from the Latin verus meaning true.
– From the South Slavic vesel meaning cheerful.
– Means of the evening in Esperanto
– Derived from Romanian viorea meaning bluebell. Would make an interesting alternative to Victoria.