The meaning of the name “Victoria” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: The Latin name Victoria is generally considered to be the feminine form of the name Victor. It has the meaning “victory” and has belonged for centuries to powerful women like Queen Victoria and Saint Victoria. Ancient Roman mythology speaks about the Goddess Victoria, the equivalent of the Greek Nike, who was the goddess of victory. Although the name is now used throughout the world, it was not commonly used in English speaking countries until after the famous Queen Victoria was in power in the 1900s.
There are many different variations of the name Victoria in other languages, as it is an older name. In Italian it is Vittoria, in French it is Victoire, in Russia it is Viktoria or Viktoriya, and in some Spanish speaking countries it is changed to Toya or Latoya. Out of the many nicknames, a lot of people use Tori, Tory, Vicky, Vickie, Vikki, Toria, or Vic. Common misspellings include Victorea, Vicktoria, Victoriah, Victorria, and Victorya.
Victoria as a female name has experienced a lot of popularity around the world since it started being used more heavily in the 1900s. A lot of this popular usage is said to be due to the name of Queen Victoria. Since 1880 in the US the lowest it has ever been ranked is #269 in 1936 and the highest is #16 in 1999. In 2014 it was ranked as the 19th most popular girl name in the US, the 98th most popular in the UK, the 86th most popular in Australia, and the 17th most popular in Canada.
Celebrities that share the name include Victoria Beckham, ex Spice Girls singer and wife of the soccer player David Beckham; Victoria Crawford, WWE wrestler; and Tori Spelling, and American actress.
Victoria is also the name of an Australian state. Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe and Zambia, make up the largest waterfall in the world. The Victoria Cross is the highest award for bravery in the face of the enemy in the United Kingdom. A Victoria Sponge is a sponge cake with a jam and cream filling. Victoria's Secret is an American seller of lingerie.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Victoria for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Victoria is a girl name.
The name Victoria is of Latin origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Greek speaking countries, Romanian speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Victoria we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Victoria Name Meaning
The meaning of Victoria has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Victoria are:
American meaning: Victory
Latin meaning: Victory; the victorious one
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Victoria and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Victoria and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Victoria is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Victoria
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Victoria displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Victoria Boy Name Popularity Chart
Victoria Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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