Gender: Female Origin of Velvet: English word name

Velvet Origin and Meaning

The name Velvet is a girl's name of English origin.

Velvet is a name that couldn't possibly be softer or more luxuriant. Many people have fond memories of it via the character of Velvet Brown, played by the young Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, an intrepid young woman willing to masquerade as a boy to race her horse in a dangerous steeplechase.

Velvet actually had a brief sojourn on the Social Security list, from 1961 to 1964. Now, double trending as both a 'V' name and a word name might give Velvet a boost.

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Pop Culture References for the name Velvet

Velvina, Velveina, Velvette, Velva, Velvetta, Vellva


Yuma Says:


I was reminded recently of Velvet Brown from National Velvet, and I just love this name and the association, one of my very favorite movies; I can't believe I hadn't considered Velvet before.

RoseGoldHeart Says:


Velvet Rose? Rose Velvet? Nice.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


GP alert!! Never thought of this as a name but it is glorious!!!!

FractalShadow Says:


Kinda has a stripper vibe, but it is just so sweet and cute. I think it would work great as a middle name.

lara_ven Says:


Velvet is the softest, sweetest name there is.

Miri Says:


Interesting and cute.

JossieChris Says:


I absolutely adore this name! Velveteen rabbit and free spirited youth springs to mind. I don't get the stripper vibes.

grace147 Says:


sorry but I feel like this is a stripper name. not for me.

EW314 Says:


As a name, it feels more like velour than velvet to me - sorry!

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CherSchex Says:


My daughter has been called Velveeta by her Grandpa, it is cute!

CherSchex Says:


I named my oldest Velvet, she loves and I always have as well! She is a beautiful girl!

Caroline Says:


I like the sound of it, but I just can't imagine a child named Velvet!

Alicia1 Says:


I love the sound of this word as a name, it is so rich and luxuruious!

CocoWhite Says:


It's a cute name, but all I can think of is red velvet cheesecake...

scgogirl Says:


Even though it could sound luxurious, all I can her is Velveeta