428 Baby Names That Start With V (With Meanings and Popularity)

428 Baby Names That Start With V (With Meanings and Popularity)

Baby names that start with V are on the rise, as V has been one of the trendiest consonant sounds in recent years. The two most popular V names, however, are stable classics. Violet reigns for girls, while Vincent tops the list for boys.

Along with Violet, other girl names beginning with V in the US Top 300 include Victoria, Valentina, Vivian, Valeria, and Vera. In addition to Vincent, other boy names starting with V in the US Top 1000 include Victor, Valentin, Vihaan, Vicente, and Vincenzo.

Among the rare V names worth considering are the unisex options Vale, Vesper, and Vrai. For girls, Shakespearean Viola or Vashti, with an iconic biblical namesake, are both stunning and unique options. Surname name Vaughn and Scandinavian Viggo are two of the best options for boys.

Here, our full selection of names that start with V, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. Violet
    • Origin:

      English from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "purple"
  2. Vincent
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "conquering"
  3. Vera
    • Origin:

      Russian
    • Meaning:

      "faith"
  4. Vivian
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "life"
  5. Valentina
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "strength, health"
  6. Vivienne
    • Origin:

      French variation of Vivian
    • Meaning:

      "life"
  7. Victoria
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "victory"
  8. Verity
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "truth"
  9. Veronica
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "she who brings victory; true image"
  10. Valerie
    • Origin:

      French variation of Valeria
    • Meaning:

      "strength, health"
  11. Victor
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "conqueror"
  12. Viola
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "violet"
  13. Vesper
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "evening star"
  14. Viggo
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian
    • Meaning:

      "war"
  15. Vance
    • Origin:

      English and Irish
    • Meaning:

      "someone who lives near marshland"
  16. Vienna
    • Origin:

      Place-name: the capital of Austria
  17. Veda
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "knowledge"
  18. Vanessa
    • Origin:

      Literary invention; also a species of butterfly
  19. Valentine
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "strength, health"
  20. Van
    • Origin:

      Dutch
    • Meaning:

      "of"