Victoria Name Meaning

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What Does Victoria Mean?

If you're looking for a baby name that exudes classic beauty, Victoria is a top choice! Meaning "victory," Victoria is of Latin origin and the feminine variant of the masculine name, Victor. In Roman mythology, Victoria is the goddess of victory, equivalent to the Greek goddess Nike. Queen Victoria ruled over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for almost 64 years, which was the second-longest reign of any British monarch. (This period in time is referred to as the Victorian Era.)

Origin: Victoria is a Latin name meaning "victory."

Gender: The name Victoria is commonly used for girls, while the masculine variant, Victor, is used for boys.

Pronunciation: vic-toh-ree-a

Although many baby names are separated by gender, Verywell Family believes that sex does not need to play a role in your name selection process. It’s important to select a name that you feel suits your new baby the best.

How Popular Is the Name Victoria?

Victoria remains a timeless option for baby girls, and its historical significance makes it a powerful choice for adding a little royal flair. The name has hovered in the top 100 to 200 names in the U.S. since 1942 until it broke into the top 50 in 1988. Its popularity has steadily increased since then, with its most popular year being 1999 when it hit No. 16.

The English pop group, Spice Girls, came onto the scene with a bang in 1996, and band member Victoria Beckham (aka "Posh Spice") likely contributed to the name's sudden jump in rank. Since the year 2000, Victoria's standing has fluctuated between the top 20 and 30 names, and the latest 2020 data from the Social Security Administration has it ranked as the No. 34 most popular name for girls.

Name Variations

A few common variations of the name Victoria include:

  • Victoire (French)
  • Viktoria (Russian)
  • Viktoriya (Russian)
  • Vittoria (Italian)

Similar Names

Names that sound similar to Victoria:

  • Amelia
  • Auria
  • Claudia
  • Cora
  • Gloria
  • Octavia
  • Tori
  • Valentina
  • Veronica

Other girl names that start with V:

  • Valera
  • Valerie
  • Vanessa
  • Violet
  • Virginia
  • Vivianna
  • Vivienne

More Latin names for baby girls:

  • Alana
  • Arabella
  • Camila
  • Gemma
  • Grace
  • Julia
  • Lillian
  • Luna
  • Nora
  • Olivia
  • Rose

Common Nicknames

The name Victoria comes with a variety of nicknames, including:

  • Tori
  • Toria
  • Torie
  • Vee
  • Vic
  • Vicki
  • Vickie
  • Vicky
  • Vikki
  • Viv
  • Vivi

Suggested Sibling Names

Need a sibling name for Victoria? Some of the most popular options include:

  • Alexandra
  • Anna
  • Catherine
  • Christopher
  • Elizabeth
  • Olivia
  • Sarah
  • Vanessa
  • William

Famous People Named Victoria

The name Victoria belongs to both historical and modern, pop-culture figures. Some notable ones include:

  • Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, who is expected to become Queen
  • Victoria Beckham, English fashion designer and singer, formerly of the Spice Girls
  • Victoria Justice, American actress and singer who rose to fame on Nickelodeon
  • Victoria Principal, American actress known for starring on the TV soap opera series "Dallas"
  • Victoria "Tori" Spelling, American actress known for her role on the TV series "Beverly Hills, 90210"
  • Victoria Woodhull, American suffragist and the first woman to run for president in 1872

More Baby Names

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  1. The Royal Household. Victoria (r. 1837-1901).

  2. Social Security Administration. Popular baby names. Updated 2020.

  3. National Park Service. U.S. Department of the Interior. The First Woman To Run For President: Victoria Woodhull. Updated January 25, 2021.