Is V the New Z?

Baby Name Trends

We’re noticing a lot of V’s — as in vivacious and vibrant — popping up in cool names these days. There’s Vivienne, of course, the name of Brad and Angelina‘s twin daughter, and also the name of Rosie O’Donnell‘s youngest child.  Then there’s Olive, the name of Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohen‘s daughter; Viggo, newborn son of Taylor and Natalie Hanson; River, the son of Keri Russell; and Ever, the name of model/designer Milla Jovovich’s baby.

Name hotties with Vs in the middle include Olivia, Nevaeh, Ava, and Eva. Other rising stars (and starbabies) include Savannah, Evan, Devon, Avery, Heaven, Haven, and Violet. Many names that start with V have been out so long they’re starting to come in again: Veronica, Virginia, Valentina, Victor, and Vincent, which definitely took on a new sexy glow thanks to Entourage’s leading man Vincent Chace and real life leading man Vince Vaughn. Like Z, X, and O before it, V seems to be the cool name letter of the moment.

Some other V-inclusive names you might want to consider:

CALVIN

CLOVER

EVELYN

FLAVIA

GENEVIEVE

GROVER

HARVEY

JOVIE

MINERVA

OCTAVIA

SEVERINE

SYLVIA

WEAVER

XAVIER

And then of course there are several less obvious but still attractive names that start with V:

VALERIA

VAN

VENN

VERA

VERENA

VERITY

VERNON

VILLARD

VIRGIL

VIVECA

VIVIA

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Jenmb Says:

January 22nd, 2009 at 12:54 am

V is definitely the new black. There’s just something very stylish and sophisticated about the “V” sound. Vivian was on my list of names until Brangelina used it for their daughter.

Hannah Says:

January 22nd, 2009 at 1:20 am

What about Lavinia? Its grown on me in the past few years

Christina Fonseca Says:

January 22nd, 2009 at 1:24 am

I’m the mother of a Valente, who was named after his great grandfather.

Kat Says:

January 22nd, 2009 at 2:11 am

Aviva is quite lively as well. I love Lavinia too! Quite the stylish letter at the moment, I guess!

Christina Fonseca Says:

January 22nd, 2009 at 9:06 am

Tavish, a Scottish form of Thomas, was Name of the Day on Appellation Mountain http://appellationmountain.net/2009/01/21/name-of-the-day-tavish/

Davena Says:

January 23rd, 2009 at 3:12 am

Or, of course there is Davena!

lyndsay jenness Says:

January 23rd, 2009 at 11:40 am

My number two girls name right now is Viola. Harvey is high on my list, too. I also love Clover, Olivia, Olive, Violet and Virginia. I hadn’t realised it, but I guess I love the V!

Cait Says:

January 23rd, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Ivy is another great “v” name!

Pam Says:

January 23rd, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Yes! Ivy is one of my person vavorites. I mean favorites. How could I have vorgotten?

Tirzah Says:

January 26th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

The probably dead TV show Lipstick Jungle used the name Victory for the fashion design character.

nameberry.com Says:

April 20th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Nameberry.. Dandy 🙂

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