When parents-to-be receive the joyous news that they will be welcoming a little lady to the world, preparations for the arrivals of their precious princesses begin right away. Along with decorating the nursery, shopping for tiny outfits and counting the days until their beautiful babies arrive, they begin the arduous task of sifting through the seemingly endless lists of exquisite names that exist for baby girls.
Deciding upon a darling designation for a treasured tot can be overwhelming, to say the least, but there is hope for those who are currently feeling a bit overwhelmed by the immeasurable list of gorgeous names. One way to narrow down a list of potential baby names to just a few of the very best monikers is to settle upon one beginning letter for possible name options. Names that begin with the letter V possess a certain air of undeniable je ne sais quoi and panache.
Whether expecting parents are searching for a name that is classic, modern, unique or simply breathtaking, they will find what they are looking for on the list below. The following 20 "V" names are nothing short of phenomenal and are sure to knock the socks off of those currently on the hunt for the perfect name for a baby-to-be filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice.
Vanessa is a gorgeous vintage name of Greek origin and means butterfly. It reached the height of its popularity in the ‘80s, but, unlike other three-syllable names, such as Tiffany, Kimberly, and Melissa, it hasn’t ever really gone out of style.
Girls named Vanessa are known to be idealistic and inspirational. They are expressive and affectionate and wear their hearts on their sleeves. Little ladies with this name often excel as actresses, musicians or artists. They are naturally creative and draw inspiration from the beauty of the world around them.
Today, this timeless choice ranks as the 330th most popular name for girls in the United States.
Victoria is an elegant, powerful name of Latin origin that means victory. It is a refined name with a rich, impressive history, and is the name of the Greek goddess of Victory and a third-century saint.
Victoria ranked as high as the 20th most popular name for American girls in the ‘90s, and, at the present time, it ranks as the 30th most popular name for girls in the United States.
Little ladies named Victoria are known to be clever, analytical and idealistic. They appreciate the finer things in life and have impeccable taste. They love literature, poetry and spending time in nature.
Violet is an enchanting name of Latin origin that means purple. It is a botanical beauty full of charm and heart that is quickly becoming a global favorite.
Girls named Violet are known to be easy-going and refined. They are wise and give sage advice. They draw people to them and are respected and adored for their practical and positive views on life.
Today, it ranks as the 47th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 7 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 17th on Nameberry and 93rd in Scotland. In 2016, it ranked 65th in England and 39th in Australia.
Vivian is a lovely name of Latin origin that means full of life. It's a vintage charmer that has recently become a fresh-sounding favorite among millennial parents.
Currently, it ranks as the 127th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 1 spot in popularity since 2017. Viv is a to-die-for shortening of this name that only adds to its overall appeal.
Girls named Vivian are known for their drive, energy, and ambition. They have an unparalleled zest for life and are naturally inventive and creative. They jump into everything they do with both feet and are passionate about the things and people they love.
Vera is a vintage name of Latin and Russian origin that means true and faith.
It reached its height of popularity in 1910 before falling into obscurity but has made a major resurgence as of late. Currently, it is the 215th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 60 places since 2017.
Girls named Vera are known to be determined, self-reliant, practical and responsible. Their stable natures and ability to remain calm and collected make them great leaders. They are honest, fair and direct in their dealings with others. They like to help those in need and use their many talents to make the world a better place.
Venus is a whimsical name of Latin origin that means love. It is also the name of the Roman goddess of beauty and love, and a planet currently orbiting around the sun not far from Earth.
Presently, Venus ranks as the 1,904th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 146 spots since 2017.
Girls named Venus are extremely ambitious. They don't back down when going after what they want. They are clever, quick-witted, great conversationalists and are full of empathy for those around them. They are also generous and willing to share whatever they have.
Valerie is the French variation of the name Valeria and means strength, health. It first gained popularity in 1880 and reached its height of use in the 1960s. It remained within the top 100 names for American girls until 1988, and even though its use has since declined, it's still an undeniably gorgeous choice.
At the present time, Valerie ranks as the 170th most popular name for girls in the United States and is up 31 spots in popularity since 2017.
Girls named Valerie are known to be friendly, likable and extremely enjoyable to be around. They are effortlessly cool, and often excel in artistic, dramatic and musical pursuits. They have lofty goals and ideals that push them to live lives filled with adventure and fun.
Viola is a name of Latin origin that means violet. It is a Shakespearean favorite that appears in his play Twelfth Night as well as the name of an Oscar-winning actress.
It was in the top 50 names for American girls from 1899 until 1911. Today, it is the 1,181st most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 72 spots in popularity since 2017.
Girls named Viola are known for having a thirst for knowledge. They long to make a difference in the world and use their clever minds and imaginations to make amazing things happen. They hate answering to others, love their freedom and are happiest when surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Virginia is a top-notch name of Latin origin that means virginal, pure. It is a place name full of history and personality that has recently returned to the spotlight after spending years in obscurity.
It ranked within the top 10 names for American girls from 1912 until 1937 before its popularity waned. Currently, Virginia ranks within the top 1,000 names for girls in the United States at the 925th spot.
Girls named Virginia are known to be independent, practical and forthright. They are natural leaders due to their abilities to be decisive, capable and efficient. They appreciate art and music and often make a living pursuing one or the other.
Valentina is the exotic Latin feminine variation of the name Valentine and means "strength", health, as well as "strong".
At the present time, it ranks well within the top 100 names for girls in the United States at 89th, and has risen 10 spots in popularity since 2017.
Little ladies named Valentina are known to be poised, reserved and gracious. They excel in executive positions due to their clever and capable natures. While usually fiercely private, girls with this name are easy-going, spontaneous and fun to be around. They express themselves best through the written word and often search for meaning in the mysteries of life.
Valencia is a cosmopolitan name of Spanish origin that means brave, strong or bravery. It is also a place name that invokes images of the picturesque, rolling hills and fragrant orange trees of Spain.
It reached its peak of popularity in 1970 when it was the 633rd most popular name for American girls. Today it ranks as the 2,227th most popular choice for little ladies in the United States.
Girls named Valencia are known to be quiet, practical and inventive. They are naturally studious and have a strong desire to finish everything they start. They are organized, focused and filled with the desire to make a positive impact on the world.
Valeska is a Slavic variation of the name Valerie which, as previously mentioned, means strength, health. It's a unique, rare beauty full of whimsy and charm that will definitely help a little lady stand out in the best of ways.
The name Valeska does not currently appear on any baby naming charts in the United States, but the alternative spelling, Valesca, currently ranks 18,399th.
Women named Valesca are known to be idealistic, dramatic and inspirational in nature. They are deep thinkers with clever minds who are lifted by the beauty found in literature, art, and music. They are expressive, affectionate and are usually the first to reach out and lend a helping hand when someone they know is in need.
Vivienne is the French variation of the name Vivian and means life or alive. It's a favorite among celeb parents: Rosie O'Donnell and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie selected this name for their darling daughters.
Presently, Vivienne is the 266th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 53 spots in popularity since 2017.
Girls named Vivienne are known for being independent, determined and filled with a great desire to accomplish their goals. They like making their own decisions and often enjoy working with their hands. They are loyal friends but are more introverted in nature. They would rather spend time with a select few than a large group.
Vanya is a Russian diminutive of the name John and is traditionally a name used for boys. However, its beautiful sound and lovely appearance make it one that is practically perfect for a tiny dame. In Russian, Vanya means gracious gift of God.
Currently, it ranks as the 1,462nd most popular name for girls in the United States.
Girls named Vanya are the life of every party they attend. They are fun, fabulous and appreciate the finer things in life. They are stylish, sophisticated and the center of every room they walk into. They wear their hearts on their sleeves and feel everything deeply. They live life with passion, pizzazz and lots of love.
Viveca is a gorgeous name of Scandinavian origin that means alive, life or place of refuge. It is yet another breathtaking moniker that is currently flying under the radar and ready to become a favorite of the future.
At the present time, Viveca ranks as the 11,911th most popular name for girls in the United States.
Girls named Viveca are known for being responsible, self-sufficient and dependable. They often do well in the world of business due to their natural talents when it comes to leadership. They are strong-willed, determined and slow to accept advice from others. Their strength and grit make them forces to be reckoned with from the moment they enter the world.
Vienna is a vintage and lovely place name. It is the capital of Austria: a country known for its beauty, culture and old-fashioned charm. It also has Indian origins and means chosen one.
Today, Vienna ranks as the 956th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 118 places in popularity since 2017.
Little ladies named Vienna are known for being serious-minded, responsible and stable. They have charming natures that make them beloved by all who know them. Among their many gifts are those of diplomacy and tact. They are natural peacemakers who spread warmth and joy everywhere they roam.
Vida is a strong and stunning name of Spanish origin that means life. Matthew McConaughey and his beautiful wife Camila helped this name shoot into the spotlight after they chose it for their darling daughter.
Currently, Vida ranks as the 1,335th most popular name for girls in the United States. Also spelled Vita, this name is an inspiring and delightful choice that is never going to go out of style.
Girls named Vida are known for being generous and understanding. They are creative and filled with ingenuity and originality. They feel things deeply and love with all their hearts. It's safe to say that little ladies with this name embrace life with all they've got.
Viera is a whimsical Czech and Russian variation of the name Vera and means truth. It is a fun and fresh alternative to long-used name Sierra.
Presently, Viera ranks as the 6,664th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen a very impressive 2,272 spots since 2017. Viera may be obscure now, but the use of this name seems to be trending upwards at an accelerated rate.
Girls named Viera are determined, self-reliant, practical, responsible and even-keeled. They think things through and are wise when it comes to making decisions. They are honest, fair and direct, making them natural and well-respected leaders.
Vara is a variation of the name Varvara, a Russian, Greek and Czech variation of the name Barbara. It's unique, beautiful and ready to make a splash in the baby naming world.
Presently, it ranks as the 6,664th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 2,272 spots since 2017.
Girls named Vara are known for being harmonious and full of compassion for others. They hate conflict and have a strong desire to help those in need. They are naturally talented when it comes to music and art, and spread love and positivity everywhere they go.
Voss is a dazzling name of Germanic origin that means fox. It is traditionally a male's name but makes the perfect unexpected gender neutral choice for a little lady.
This unique charmer hasn't appeared on baby naming charts since 2013. That year, it ranked as the 11,381st most popular choice for girls in the United States.
Girls with this name are known for being self-confident, talkative and friendly. They are wonderful at expressing themselves and genuinely love to be around other people. They are spontaneous, happy and fun to be around. In short, girls named Voss are sure to be beloved by all.