Awesome V Names for Boys
by Linda Rosenkrantz
So you’re looking for a V name for your boy. And for your own personal reasons, you’ve eliminated the most obvious, Victor and Vincent. But where do you go from there? Admittedly, this isn’t the broadest group in the alphabet, but here are some very viable V names for boys you may not have considered.
V Names for Boys
VALENTINO—One of the most romantic of names, the surname attached to dashing early cinema heartthrob Rudolph and related to the amorous February holiday. Valentino currently ranks at #645. Ricky Martin used it for one of his twin boys. Equally lovable: VALENTINE and the French VALENTIN (838). All are definitely apropos for a February cherub. Incidentally, actor Val Kilmer was christened the short form Val.
VARIAN—This World of Warcraft name hasn’t made it out of the gaming world yet, but we like its sound and accessibility.
VIGGO—Thanks solely to Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen, this obscure (but catchy) old Norse name is attracting attention in the US—and is a particular Berry fave. Creative babynamers Natalie and Taylor Hanson picked it in 2008.
VINNIE/VINNY—Put aside all your preconceptions and just think of this as a revivable nickname name, a la Freddie and Alfie. Our British name guru Eleanor Nickerson reported that Vinnie has already made his mark in the UK.
VIRGIL—Virgil is one of those names, like, say, Percy, that has an appealingly fusty charm. The name of a great early Roman poet and a prescient Irish saint, our Emma Waterhouse characterized it as ‘Geek Chic’.
VITO—An Italian classic meaning life, Vito does have the unfortunate connection to The Godfather’s Don Corleone, played by both Marlon Brando and Robert DeNiro. But it also bears the contemporary connection to urbane, high-profile art gallerist Vito Schnabel, son of painter Julian.
And a few more to consider:
Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. In addition to contributing stories on trends and celebrity naming, she guides the editorial content and manages the Nameberry Twitter and Facebook accounts. You can follow her personally at Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.
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on November 14th, 2019 at 9:54 am
Verse – Why not? Because this is slang in the gay community for being sexually “versatile.” I won’t go into detail, but I can’t picture my son introducing themselves by saying, “Hi, I’m Verse” with a straight face.
on November 14th, 2019 at 1:58 pm
I also like Vigor. There was a saint with this name. Also Valerian. There is Valeria and Florian, so why not? Vilgot is also a Swedish name I found on nordicnames.de. It’s been used 2337 times as a first name in that country and the census seems to date back to the late eighteen hundreds. Although to me it sounds a bit old-fashioned. Its ranking is also not that good.
on November 14th, 2019 at 6:08 pm
I love Vale for a boy! I also love names containing V: Trevor, Davis, Colvin.
on November 15th, 2019 at 11:58 am
I love Vale and Vaughan! Viridian and Valor are also growing on me.
on November 16th, 2019 at 10:31 pm
@Beynotce LMAO you bring up a great point
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