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Gender: F Meaning of Victoria: "victory" Origin of Victoria: Latin Victoria's Popularity in 2013: #25

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Victoria, the epitome of gentility and refinement, reflects the image of the long-reigning British queen. In the 1990s, Victoria managed to breach the Top 20 and still ranks at Number 25, a surprisingly high standing for a name that is more of a classic than a fashion favorite these days. One enduring appeal of Victoria is that it's a traditional girls' name with a powerful meaning.

Victoria is the ancient ancient Roman goddess of victory, the equivalent of the Greek Nike, and also a popular third century saint.

One possible role model is proto-feminist Victoria Woodhull; Ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and Victoria's Secret have given the name a more modern edge, and it also has been a Twilight name.

While Vicky (and Vicki, Vickie, and Vikki) and Tory (along with Tori) have traditionally been used as nicknames for Victoria, contemporary parents might want to consider Plum, as in the Victoria plum. Vittoria is the pretty Italian version.

Famous People Named Victoria

(Alexandrina) Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée, Crown Princess of Sweden
Victoria Caroline Beckham, English singer formerly of the Spice Girls
Victoria of Baden (born Sophie Marie Viktoria), queen consort of Sweden
Victoria Dawn Justice, American actress and singer
Victoria Principal, American actress
Victoria de Marichalar, daughter of Infanta Elena of Spain
Victoria Woodhull, American suffragist
Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player
Victoria Davey "Tori" Spelling, American actress
Victoria Rowell, American actress
Victoria Moors, Canadian gymnast
Victoria Elizabeth Crawford aka Alicia Fox, American pro wrestler
Victoria Song (born Song Quian), Chinese singer of South Korean group f(x)
Victoria Howard, Viscountess Andover
Victoria aka Vitruvia, 3rd century Gallic leader
Victoria Herbert, 18th Countess of Pembroke
Victoria Louise "Pixie" Lott, English singer

Pop Culture References for the Name Victoria

Victoria, a state in Australia.
Victoria Fields, character on 'Darcy's Wild Life'
Victoria, one of the main antagonistic vampires in the "Twilight" saga
Victoria Everglot, from the movie "Corpse Bride"
Victoria, a city in Texas (USA)
Victoria, heroine of "A Very Naughty Angel" (Barbara Cartland)
Victoria's Secret, lingerie chain
Victoria, a centaur huntress from the novel 'Divine by Mistake' (PC Cast)

Tori, Toria, Torie, Tory, Toya, Vic, Vicci, Vickee, Vickey, Vicki, Vickie, Vicky, Victorie, Victory, Vikkey, Vikky

Victoria's International Variations

Viktorka, Viktorie (Czech) Victoire, Victorine, Victrice, Victorin (French) Nike (Greek) Vittoria (Italian) Victorina, Victoriana, Vitoria (Portuguese) Viktoria, Tora (Russian) Bhictoria (Scottish Gaelic) Vika, Viki (Serbian)