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First Name Directory - Starting with V




This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.


Vanessa
Vanessa is a feminine given name, especially popular in the United States, Germany and Brazil. It was invented by the Anglo-Irish writer Jonathan Swift for Esther Vanhomrigh, whom Swift had met in 1708 and whom he tutored. The name was created by taking "Van" from Vanhomrigh's last name and adding "Essa", a pet form of Esther.
Veronica
Veronica is a female given name, the Latin transliteration of the Greek name Berenice, Βερενίκη. This was the Macedonian form of the Athenian Φερενίκη, Phereníkē, or Φερονίκη, Pheroníkē, from φέρειν, phérein, to bring, and νίκη, níkê, "victory", i.e. "she who brings victory". The Ancient Macedonian form of the name was popularized because of its extensive use as a royal feminine name by the reigning dynasties of the states of the Diadochi of Alexander the Great throughout the Eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic age, most notably by the Ptolemies of Egypt and by the Seleucids of Asia. In medieval etymology, Veronica was sometimes wrongly supposed to derive from Latin vera (true) and Greek eikon (image). Its popularity in medieval and modern times is based mainly on the importance in Christianity of Saint Veronica and her Veil of Veronica. Pet forms of Veronica include Ronnie and Roni and the German Frony, as well as Vicki.
Violetta
Violetta is a female given name.
Vittoria
Vittoria is an Italian female given name taken from the male name Victor.
Viviana
Viviana is a female given name, from which also the better-known first name Viviane derives, and which is related to his male form of Vivian. The origin of the name is found in the Etruscan language and means as much as "alive" (also Latin vivus). Described here run "Viviana" comes from the Italian and could be caused by the Latin name of martyr Vivianus.
Viviane
Viviana is a female given name, from which also the better-known first name Viviane derives, and which is related to his male form of Vivian. The origin of the name is found in the Etruscan language and means as much as "alive" (also Latin vivus). Described here run "Viviana" comes from the Italian and could be caused by the Latin name of martyr Vivianus.
Vanna
Vanna (pronounced in Italian: [ˈvanna] and in English: /ˈvænə/) is a given name that first appeared in recorded European history circa 1294. The Italian medieval feminine name originated in Tuscany, and is particular to Florence, Italy.





In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.


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