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Voltaire

Heartvol-TAIR
French
"determined thing"

Voltaire Origin and Meaning

The name Voltaire is a girl's name meaning "determined thing".
Voltaire is the nom-de-plume of François-Marie Arouet, who became noted for his witty and satirical takes on enlightenment philosophy and Western society. Voltaire's most famous work, Candide, used satire as a vehicle to advocate against religion, monarchy, greed, and for tolerance, freedom and reason. It is said that his moniker was a variation of his sister's family nickname "le petit volontaire" (the determined little thing).
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