Girl Baby Name

Victoria

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Quick Facts on Victoria

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 4
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 25
Pronunciation:
vick-TOHR-ee-ah
Simple meaning:
Victorious, conqueror, fighter

Characteristics of Victoria

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Victoria

Victoria is a Late Latin female given name meaning, quite literally, “victory” (Victor is her male counterpart), derivative of the Latin verb “vincere” meaning “to conquer”. The Latin words have been traced back to the Proto-Indo-European root *weik- meaning “force, energy, to fight, conquer” as evidenced by other language forms: Old Norse “vigr” (able in battle), Olde English “wigan” (fight), Welsh “gwych” (brave, energetic), Old Slavic “veku” (strength, power) and even the Old Irish “fichim” (I fight). Victoria is also the ancient Roman goddess of victory; it was she who determined who would be victorious in battle and many temples were erected in her honor (she is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Nike). The name Victor became popular among Christians in the Middle Ages as a symbolism of Christ’s victory over death and sin. Victoria was also popularized on continental Europe in medieval times due to the name’s association with a popular 3rd century saint (whose cult grew in the Middle Ages, particularly in Italy). However, Victoria was not a popular female name in England until the reign of Queen Victoria (who actually received her name from her German-born mother). Apparently everyone wants a piece of victory today because the name shows international appeal. It’s a high ranking and “victorious” baby girl’s name in the following countries: Denmark, Norway, Chile, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Australia and Spain.

Popularity of the Name Victoria

Victoria is a steadfast favorite name for baby girls in America, transcending fashions of the day and fleeting fads. Its endurance is owed to the classical elegance and timelessness of its nature. There are only a few other names on the American popularity charts that can claim this distinction (Elizabeth, Catherine, Anna). Victoria rose to prominence in the English-speaking world during the reign of Queen Victoria and has maintained its popularity since. No doubt that the name Victoria has a formal, “queenly” resonance to it which appeals to many new parents. Current pop culture influence comes by way of the English pop-star and fashionista Victoria Beckham.
Popularity of the Girl Name Victoria
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Victoria

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Victoria

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Victoria

    Victoria We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Victoria.

  • Popular Songs on Victoria

    Popular Songs on Victoria

    Victoria - a song by John Mayer

    Victoria - a song by The Kinks

    Victoria - a song by The Fall

    Victoria's Secret - a song by Toby Keith

    Welcome Back Victoria - a song by Jesus Jones

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Victoria

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Victoria

    Victoria Rebels (Carolyn Meyer) - Queen Victoria’s personal journals inform this captivating first-person novel about of one of history’s most prominent female leaders. Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy—under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history, the British Empire was greatly expanded and significant industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes occurred within the United Kingdom. To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age—and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance. Recommended for ages 13+

    Victoria the Violin Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - The Music Fairies' magic instruments are missing. Now music everywhere is hitting all the wrong notes! This is our eighth group of fairies; all seven books in this group will launch at once. Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the Music Fairies' magic instruments. Music everywhere is out of tune! Now the goblins plan to play the instruments in a TV talent contest. If Rachel and Kirsty don't act fast, everyone could find out about Fairyland! The girls are determined to track down Victoria the Violin Fairy's instrument --- even if they have to crash the goblins' band practice. But will the goblins fiddle their way out? Find the magic instrument in each book and help keep Fairyland in perfect harmony! Recommended for ages 6-9.

  • Famous People Named Victoria

    Famous People Named Victoria

    Famous People Named Victoria - Queen Victoria (Queen of England); Victoria Jackson (actress/comic); Victoria Principal (actress); Victoria Adams (musician); Victoria Beckham (musician); Victoria Tennant (actress); Victoria Wood (actress); Victoria Wyndham (actress); Victoria “Tori” Spelling (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Victoria

    Children of Famous People Named Victoria

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Victoria - Aaron Spelling (producer); Betty Grable (actress); Charlie Chaplin (actor/director); Corazon Aquino (politician); Danielle Steel (author); Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (actor); Frank Gifford (sportscaster); Lorenzo Lamas (actor); Milton Berle (TV personality); Muhammad Ali (boxer); Paul Schaffer (musician); Susan St. James (actress); Tommy Lee Jones (actor); Yul Brynner (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Victoria - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Queen Victoria (24 May 1819 - 22 Jan 1901) - Queen Victoria was the daughter of Edward (fourth son of King George III) and Princess Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg (sister of King Leopold of Belgium). Her father, Edward, died when she was eight months old thereby making her eventual heir to the throne since none of her three uncles had legitimate children of their own. She became Queen at the age of 18 when her uncle (William IV) died in 1837. Her reign is the longest lasting of any British monarchy (64 years). As a young Queen, Victoria leaned heavily on the Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne. Shortly into her reign, Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg. Their marriage was a happy and loving 17 year union which produced nine children. Albert died of typhoid fever at the young age of 42 and Victoria sank into a deep and isolating depression. For the rest of her reign she wore black.

Personality of the Girl Name Victoria

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Victoria

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