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Victoria meaning and name origin
Victoria \v(i)-cto-ria, vic-toria\ as a girl's name is pronounced vic-TOR-ee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Victoria is "victory". Feminine form 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. Vittoria is an Italian form; Viktoria is Czech; Victoire is French. See also Latoya. Actress Victoria Principal.
Victoria has 31 variant forms: 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.
For more information, see also related names Ria and Vita.
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Popularity of Victoria
Victoria is a very popular first name for women (#116 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6829 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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