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Top Baby Names Starting with V

Baby names starting 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. Queenly Victoria reigns for girls, while saintly Vincent tops the list for boys.

Along with Victoria, other girl names beginning with V in the US Top 800 include Violet, Valentina, Vivian, Valeria, and Vera. In addition to Vincent, other boy names starting with V in the US Top 800 include Victor, Valentino, Vihaan, Vicente, and Vincenzo.

Among the rarer 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, search our full roster of baby names starting with V. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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  • Victoria

    Victoria is the Latin word for “victory” and a feminine form of Victor. It is the name of the ancient Roman goddess of victory, the equivalent of the Greek Nike, and also a popular third century... Read More 

  • Violet

    Violet is soft and sweet but far from shrinking. The Victorian Violet, one of the prettiest of the color and flower names, was chosen by high-profile parents Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck,... Read More 

  • Valentina

    Valentina is a more exotic and artistic ballerina-type successor to Valerie; a pretty, recommended choice. Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek and husband Francois-Henri Pinault named their daughter... Read More 

  • Vivian

    Vivian, once an elderly lady name, is on the rise, along with all form of girl names that mean life -- from Zoe to Eva to... Read More 

  • Vincent

    Vincent is a name with a complex image. After being quietly used for centuries, it is suddenly seeming stylish, along wih other V names. Even the nickname Vince has been given a reprieve via actor... Read More 

  • Valeria

    Valeria -- the original form of the name, used by early Christians -- is now more popular than the Franco-American Valerie. Read More 

  • Valerie

    The name of a martyred medieval saint, Valerie has been on the popularity list since its earliest publication in 1880. Though it peaked in the 1960s, remaining in the Top 100 until 1988, it still... Read More 

  • Victor

    Victor is one of the earliest Christian names, borne (as Vittorio) by several saints and popes, symbolizing Christ's victory over death. It has been quietly in the Top 200 since 1880, but just... Read More 

  • Vera

    Vera was the height of exotic fashion in 1910, then was for a long time difficult to picture embroidered on a baby blanket. Now, though, some hip parents are beginning to quietly revive it along... Read More 

  • Vanessa

    Vanessa was invented by writer Jonathan Swift for a lover named Esther Vanhomrigh—he combined the first syllable of her last name with the initial syllable of her first. Swift used it in the poem... Read More