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Gender: F Meaning of Victoria: "victory" Origin of Victoria: Latin Victoria's Popularity in 2015: #20

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 it still ranks at Number 20, 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 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 aka Posh Spice, 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 Aveyard, American novelist
Victoria Song (born Song Qian), Chinese singer of South Korean girl 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
Victoria "Vicky" Holmes, English novelist
Lucy Victoria Ward, British musician and singer-songwriter from Derby
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 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"

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)