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Boy Dog Names That Start With V

  1. ValentineHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "strength, health"
    • Description:

      Valentine is an attractive Shakespearean name with romantic associations, but those very ties to the saint and the sentimental holiday have sent it into a decline, one which we think may be about to turn around.
  2. VictorHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "conqueror"
    • Description:

      Victor is one of the earliest Christian names, borne (as Vittorio) by several saints and popes, symbolizing Christ's victory over death. It has been quietly in the Top 200 since 1880, but just recently has taken on a cool edge by fashionable parents in London and seems ripe for a similar reevaluation here too.
  3. ViggoHeart
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian
    • Meaning:

      "war"
    • Description:

      Though to most Americans Viggo is a one-person name attached to intense actor Mortensen, it is actually an old Norse name dating back to the Vikings, and is currently the 32nd most popular appellation in Sweden. Viggo Mortensen is a Jr., sharing his name with his Danish father. We think this name is so, well, vigorous, that it might appeal to others as well. Taylor and Natalie Hanson seemed to agree when they chose it for their fourth child.
  4. ValentinoHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "strength, health"
    • Description:

      A dashing, dramatic and romantic Italian surname, associated with early movie heartthrob Rudolph, and later with Italian fashion designer Valentino (Garavani). Also the name of an early Roman saint, whose feast day marks the beginning of spring. Ricky Martin chose it for one of his twin boys.
  5. VanceHeart
    • Origin:

      English and Irish
    • Meaning:

      "someone who lives near marshland"
    • Description:

      A short but sophisticated, long-neglected name you might want to consider.
  6. VanHeart
    • Origin:

      Dutch
    • Meaning:

      "of"
    • Description:

      Whether it's used as a short form or on its own, this jazzy midcentury name is poised for a comeback along with brothers Ray and Walt.
  7. VaughnHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "small"
    • Description:

      Vaughn, also commonly spelled Vaughan, has been used quietly over the years, reaching a peak of Number 349 in 1949. It is now in the process of rediscovery, being seen as a good Sean alternative or an updated way to honor an ancestral Paul (which also means small).
  8. VirgilHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "staff bearer"
    • Description:

      The name of the greatest Roman poet and an early Irish saint who believed the earth was round, Virgil is heard most notably today as the name of designer Virgil Abloh of Off-White.
  9. ValorHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      Honor and bravery are certainly virtues any parent would want to encourage, and this word itself is obscure enough that it manages to sound like a real name.
  10. ViktorHeart
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian, Russian, and Eastern European variation of Victor
    • Description:

      The Viktor form of this classic name is widely used throughout Europe and is rising in the US as well.
  11. ViridianHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "blue green color"
    • Description:

      Unusual and beautiful blue green color and name possibility, a la Cerulean.
  12. VesperHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "evening star"
    • Description:

      While this is usually thought of as a girls' name because of the Bond Girl connection, its sound is masculine and there's no reason it couldn't work for boys.
  13. VladimirHeart
    • Origin:

      Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "great ruler, peaceful ruler, ruler of the world"
    • Description:

      Vladimir is a cultured and deep-rooted Slavic name associated in this country with cultural figures including piano virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz and the author of Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov.
  14. VigoHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian surname
    • Meaning:

      "settlement"
    • Description:

      Vigo is both an Italian and Spanish surname and a Scandinavian first name. As a place name, it's found in Spain, Italy, England – and Indiana.
  15. VernonHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "place of alders"
    • Description:

      Once aristocratic British surname yet to be revived. Vince Vaughn recently gave his son the same double initials as his own when he named him Vernon Vaughn.
  16. ValoHeart
    • Origin:

      Finnish; Malagasy
    • Meaning:

      "light"
    • Description:

      Really offbeat, upbeat multi-cultural name with light sound and meaning. Valo might make a more unique spin on Milo.
  17. VishnuHeart
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "protector"
    • Description:

      Name of one of the three main Hindu gods.
  18. VanderHeart
    • VladHeart
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Vladimir, Slavic
      • Meaning:

        "great ruler, peaceful ruler, ruler of the world"
      • Description:

        The most famous Vlad was nicknamed "the Impaler." Enough said.
    • VikramHeart
      • Origin:

        Hindi
      • Meaning:

        "valorous"
      • Description:

        Another traditional Indian name, best known here via novelist Vikram Seth.