What does Victoria mean?
Victoria \v(i)-cto-ria, vic-toria\ as a girls' name is pronounced vic-TOR-ee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Victoria is "victory". Feminine of Victor. Victoria was a goddess who smiled on the ancient Roman people for many centuries. Early Christians adopted the name, probably due to Saint Paul's praise of "God, which giveth us the victory". Royal associations from 19th-century England's Queen Victoria and the four-syllable pronunciation give Victoria an air of dignity, formality and distinction. Victoria's short forms and nicknames are very informal by contrast. See also Latoya. Actress Victoria Principal.
Victoria has 31 variants: Tori▼, Toria, Torie, Tory, Toya, Vic, Vicci, Vickee, Vickey▼, Vicki▼, Vickie▼, Vicky▼, Victoire, Victoriana, Victorie, Victorina, Victorine, Victory, Vika, Viki, Vikkey, Vikki▼, Vikky, Viktoria, Viktorija, Viktorina, Viktorine, Viktorka, Viqui, Vitoria and Vittoria.
Victoria has 1 masculine form: Victor.
Victoria is a very prominent first name for females (#116 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#6401 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Victoria for girls. Victoria reached its highest position of #16 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #19 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Victoria and affiliated names. Tori (#734 the previous year), Vikki, Vita, Vicky, Viktoria, Vickie, Toya, Vickey, Vicki and Latoya are the popular alternative forms of Victoria (#19 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3954%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1134%, down 71.3%), with versions like Tori, Vicki, Latoya, Vickey and Vickie falling out of fashion. Victoria (#19) is the most chic birth name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)