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Gender: Female Meaning of Victoria: "victory" Origin of Victoria: Latin Victoria's Popularity in 2017: #19

The name Victoria is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "victory". Victoria is ranked #19 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Match the Sibsets!".

From the experts:

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, a surprisingly high standing for a name that is more of a classic than a fashion favorite these days, and it has retained its popularity. One enduring appeal of Victoria is that it's a traditional girls' name with a powerful meaning.

Victoria is the 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.

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Famous People Named Victoria

(Alexandrina) Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena, Queen consort of Alfonso XIII of Spain
Victoria of Baden (born Sophie Marie Viktoria), Queen consort of Gustav V of Sweden
Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Victoria Kawēkiu) Kaʻiulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn, Crown Princess of the Kingdom of Hawai'i
Victoria, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duchess of Kent and Strathearn (born Marie Luise Victoire), mother of Queen Victoria
Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa, Princess Royal, Empress consort of Frederick III of Germany; daughter of Queen Victoria
Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary, Princess of the U.K., daughter of King Edward VII
Victoria Melita, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria
Victoria Collett, American actress
Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine, grandddaughter of Queen Victoria
Victoria Louise, Princess of Prussia (born Viktoria Luise Adelheid Mathilde Charlotte), daughter of Emperor Wilhelm II
Victoria Adelaide Helena Louise Mary Frederica, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Victoria Franziska Antonia Juliane Luise, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Victoria Caroline Beckham aka Posh Spice, English singer and fashion designer formerly of the Spice Girls
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 Aveyard, American novelist
Victoria Song (Qian), Chinese singer of South Korean girl group f(x)
Victoria Howard, Viscountess Andover
Victoria aka Vitruvia, 3rd century Gallic leader
Annika Victoria, Youtuber
Victoria Elizabeth Coren Mitchell, British television presenter, writer, and professional poker player
Victoria Herbert, 18th Countess of Pembroke
Victoria Louise "Pixie" Lott, English singer
Victoria "Vicky" Holmes, English novelist
Lucy Victoria Ward, British musician and singer-songwriter
Victoria "Vi" Hart, American YouTuber and "mathemusician"
Lily-Grace Victoria Rothschild, daughter of Nicky Hilton Rothschild and James Rothschild
Victoria Milani Aaron (b. 2014), daughter of actress Teresa Castillo and Shane Aaron
Victoria Jordan (b. 2014), daughter of basketball player Michael Jordan

Pop Culture References for the name Victoria

Victoria Fields, character on TV's 'Darcy's Wild Life'
Victoria, vampire in the Twilight Saga
Victoria Everglot, character in animated movie "The Corpse Bride"
Victoria, main character in "A Very Naughty Angel" by Barbara Cartland
Victoria's Secret, lingerie chain
Victoria, a centaur huntress in 'Divine by Mistake' by PC Cast
Victoria Lucas, alias of poet Sylvia Plath
Victoria, state in Australia
Victoria 'Tory' Brennan, heroine of Kathy Reichs's 'Virals' series
Victoria Nicole Newman, character from "Young and the Restless"
Victoria Davis, Brooke Davis' mother on "One Tree Hill"
Victoria Elizabeth Palmer, daughter of Jimmy and Breena Palmer on "NCIS"
Victoria Mallard, mother of Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on "NCIS"
Victoria, ex-fiancee of Ted Mosby on "How I Met Your Mother"
Victoria 'Vix' Leonard, main character of the novel Summer Sisters
Victoria Grayson, character from "Revenge"
Victoria Andrews, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Victoria Kent, main character in "The Baby-Sitters Club" book "Mary Anne And The Little Princess
Victoria F. Stein, Arcanist in Bravely Default and sadistic, young-looking woman; companion to Victor S. Court.
Victoria Regina Dawson, character in Danielle Steel's novel "Big Girl"
Victoria Van Dal, "Van" from the Half Life Trilogy by Sally Green
Victoria "Vika" Olsen, character in film "Oblivion"
Victoria "Vicki" Vale, character in DC Universe

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

Victoria's International Variations

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


mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


I think this is an absolutely lovely name. I probably wouldnt use it as a first...its a bit too common. But maybe as a middle name.

mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


Sounds like the only one who is "easy" is you.

Vicky 101 Says:


I was named Victoria at birth but have been called Vicky since that day. I prefer it over Victoria. Besides it sounds to elegant for a country girl who grew up with several older brothers and learned how to play and work as hard as they did. My husband when he wants to aggravate me will call me Victoria. For he knows it drives me crazy.

Vicky 101 Says:


I like Vicky it’s perfect for me. Victoria sounds to elegant for a country girl.

Vicky 101 Says:


I like my name

pindorama Says:


So polite -_-

Lee Says:


your name is trash honestly

Victoria Says:


I like my name and I get complimented on it often.The issue is that while it's pretty, its a mouthful and normally needs to be shortened. My family and close friends almost always call me Vic which I don't think many people would find appealing but if you plan on calling her Victoria this could happen.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love the name Victoria, and the nicknames Vicki and Tori are lovely, but my favorites are Tora and Ria. Victoria's popularity doesn't concern me, as I view it alongside other classics - notably, Charlotte, Elizabeth and Catherine, all of which are popular, and yet, sound classy and extremely beautiful.

Michaela Says:


I have a friend born and raised in Russia whose name is Viktoriya. I'm sorry you think the spelling is ugly, but I find it elegant and charming.

Too-ticky Says:


There's no such thing as "Russian" spelling unless you actually spell it with Cyrillic letters. This is how a Russian name would look like if transliterated for visas/passports etc, which doesn't make this spelling any less ridiculous. As a Russian who moved to Canada and therefore is stuck with an ugly "russian-spelled" variation of my name I wouldn't ever recommend to use this intentionally.

katherinemango Says:


I named my fist daughter Victoria Rose after my husband's father Victor. We use all the Russian nicknames which are more fun that the traditional ones people are more familiar with. I call her Vika, but my mother in law calls her Vitulechka, Vikulya etc.

NaomiAurora Says:


Absolutely love this name, would totally consider using it for a future daughter. I love the nn Vicki, too :D This name just seems so regal and elegant to me.

PontyPool Says:


I have slept with 47 women in my life. 5 of which have been named Victoria. Whenever I hear this name, I think easy.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


This is a very strong and feminine name. Queen Victoria comes to mind but I wouldn't call that a negative association as she was just like her name: strong and powerful. I can see a Victoria on all ages, toddler to old lady. :)

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Viktoriya looks like someone wanted a yooneek spelling even though it is international. I much prefer Victoria.

hermioneameliastyles Says:


I love how pretty this name is. Although if you don't like Queen Victoria, don't name your kid this.

kxlly0614 Says:


Love the name, but I hate the nicknames Tori and Vicky. Ria is nicer I think.

lavendel Says:


I actually quite like Vita as a nickname for Victoria.

vikkibou Says:


It's my name, and my mother chose it because she wanted me to have an elegant, regal name. I do get called Vikki and Vik a lot. I had no idea so many people found those nick names to be unpleasant.

TheSlothPrincess Says:


I love this name, but would be very hesitant to use it as I don't like Vic, Vicky, or Tori. I had never thought of Ria as a nickname until I came to this comment section, and I don't mind that at all! Victoria sounds classic, strong, and regal.

Rosie2525 Says:


I really like "Victoria", but I wouldn't want her to be called Vicky. SO, that would be a dilemma ...

Michaela Says:


I actually prefer the Russian spelling: Viktoriya. It rounds out an otherwise boring name.

Beth Says:


I love the timelessness and regalness of the name, but I despise all the nicknames (Tori, Vicky, Toria, Vic) associated with it. And since the kid probably WILL shorten it as some point, I just can't use this name.

Luísa Says:


The Victorias I known go by Vic and, mainly, by Vi (vee).

headintheclouds Says:


This is my middle name, and I love it! It balances out my shorter, not-as-flowery first name. Victoria's full-on girly and elaborate, and I think it sounds regal and elegant (ironic, since Queen Victoria's name was considered un-royal during her time, and she considered unlikely to rule), plus spunky and fiery at the same time. I completely dislike the nickname Vicky for this, which IMO sounds very popular mean-girl-y and takes away from the loveliness of Victoria. Tori, Ria, and the plethora of other nicknames range from meh to all right for me, but I think Victoria is best in its full form.

rdaniel Says:


I agree, although I don't really like 'Tori' either. In this way, I feel the same about this name as I do Georgina - love the full name, but not a fan of most of the nicknames that will inevitably be given to those with the name.However, I know of a Victoria who goes by 'Ria', which I don't mind. But nicknames are so hard to control - I think it's inevitable that people will use one that you dislike from time to time, especially if it's the more obvious one.

kiwipop Says:


I like the nick names Tori, Ria, and Toria, but I hate the nick name Vicki

Kisa Says:


I love the name Victoria. I usualy like more uncommon names, but I'm in love with this name. When I hear Victoria I think of the Victorian period (and with that Queen Victoria), and Victoria's Secret gives it and edge. I hate the nickname Tori or Viki. I think this name should be used to it's full glory, though I like the Ria and Toria suggestions others have made

tori101 Says:


I seem to think Victoria is one of those names who fit all personalities so I'm sure it fits yours. I think sometimes it's about getting the right nickname for you like for example Plum, Ria, Tori, Vicky, Vic, Toya, Toria etc : ) I'm sure your name fits your personality hun x

Victoria Says:


My name is Victoria too, but I think the name doesn't really fit my personallity :/

ThistleThorn Says:


I think that too, it sounds a little pretentious.

ThistleThorn Says:


I just think of the weird girl that was obsessed with her mom in ANTM.

Leah3456 Says:


Royalty and class is what I think of when I see this name.

Guest Says:


I think Ria is the best nickname. Vicky and Tori are so common. Shake it up a little bit.

tori101 Says:


Its my name and I honestly love it! My Dad chose Victoria for me because he thought it was pretty and liked that it was international thus fitting my family as we are from all over the place (Ireland, Scotland, Poland & Israel) so yup I actually really like my name and I also love it that my Dad chose the name kinda brings us together despite him not being really around when I was little. I think Victoria works for all sorts of people and is really lovely. But I do understand that it gets stereotyped as a bitchy name but I'm a Victoria who isn't bitchy : )

strawberrydino Says:


I knew a Victoria and she was SO annoying and rude, definitely never using this name...

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I used to hate this name because it's annoyingly common, but it's definitely grown on me a lot.

Alicia1 Says:


Very pretty and very popular. Can't stand the nn Vicky. Tori would be okay.

AnonymousPerson Says:


A pretty name, but carries the wrong vibe, if you ask me.