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Boy Names Starting with Va-

Va- baby names and what they mean, with 26 results. Va- names are used more often as feminine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 2009 (USAGE OF 0.08%) and have remained as popular to this day (USAGE 0.07%, 6.2%), but with names like Van becoming somewhat dated. Valentino (#662), Valentin (#833) and Vaughn (#864) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns here, while Valenzano (TOP 34%) and Vaugh (27%) are common Va- last names. Here is the list of Va- names for girls.

Va- names

Vachel - Vardon | Varick - Vaughn

Vachel - Vardon

Vachel, var. Vachell
Source fr. Old French element. "Small cow." Uncommon, but Vachel is similar to common -chel surnames Dachel (UPPER 42%), Vanwechel (73%).

Vail, var. Vale, Vaill, Vaile
Derived fr. Old English element. "Valley." Unusual as baby names, but Vail, Vaile, etc. sound like the more conventional Val.


Short form of Valentine .. Adoption of Val was well-received in the 1950s. Unisex name.

Form of Waldemar. Derived fr. Old German language. "Renowned ruler." Not in popularity charts. See also Baldemar.

Origin fr. Old German word. "Renowned leader." Valdemar was not a Top birth name in 2016.


Derivative of Italian, Portuguese languages. "Valiant." Valente was favored as a baby name 2 decades ago. See also Valentin.

Valentine and variants

Valentine, var. Vallen, Valentyn, Valentinus, Valentino, Valentin, Valentinian, Valentijn, Valen, Val2
Derivative of Latin. "Strong, healthy." Valen, Valentijn, Valentinian, Valentinus and Valentyn are more unique as boys' names among the forms of Valentine.

Valerian, var. Valeryan, Valery, Valerius, Valerio, Valerien
Source fr. Latin word. "Strong, healthy." Valerian and variants are not in the Top 2000.

Origin fr. Old Norse element. .. a warlike son of Odin. Vali, like the similar Pali, occurs more often as a last name. See also Vail.

Valther, Valter
Var. of Walter. Source fr. Old German. "Army ruler." Not in Top 2000.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Va- names: Val, Valente, Valentin, Valentine, Valentino

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Va- names: Van, Vance, Vander, Vane, Vann

Van and variants

Van1, var. Vann
Origin fr. Danish word. "Of." Van is a conventional (TOP 40%) male name, whereas Vann is unique.


Var. of Evan. Origin fr. Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish languages. "God is gracious." Van is prevalent as a birth name compared to other variant forms. Cross-gender use.


Derived fr. Old English. "Marshland." Usage of Vance as a children's name in 2016 was 10.3% less than the previous decade. See also Vanek.


Possibly (Dutch) "from the" or a .. Less common today. Vander was last found in 1900-1909 in the Top 2000. See also Xander.

Derived fr. Danish element. "Of the dyke." Vandyke was not among 2016's Top names.


Based on Old English element. "Banner." Vane soared in popularity in the 1890s. See also Lane.

Vanya1, Vanko, Vanek
Forms of John. From Hebrew language. "God is gracious." Outside Top 2000.

Vangelo, Vangelis, Vangelios
Var. of Evangel. Source fr. Greek word. "Good news." Not in popularity charts.

Stems fr. Russian, Hebrew elements. "God is gracious." Vanya is rarely used as a birth name. Cross-gender use.

Vardon, var. Varden
Stems fr. Old French word. "Green knoll." Varden (TOP 31%) and Vardon (76%) occur commonly as last names.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Va- names for boys.

1. Vachel - Vardon
Vachel [Vachell], Vail [Vale, Vaill, Vaile], Val, Waldemar [Valdemar], Valdemar, Valente, Valentine [Valen, Vallen, Valentyn, Valentin, Valentino, Valentijn, Valentinus, Valentinian, ..], Valerian [Valery, Valerio, Valeryan, Valerius, Valerien], Vali, Walter [Valter, Valther], Van [Vann], Evan [Van], Vance, Vander, Vandyke, Vane, John [Vanya, Vanko, Vanek], Evangel [Vangelo, Vangelis, Vangelios], Vanya, Vardon [Varden]

Varick [Varrick], Varten, Varun [Varoun], Basil [Vasily, Vassily, Vasilus, Vasilis, Vassilij, Vasilius, Vasilios, Vasilije, ..], Vasilis [Vaso, Vasya, Vasos, Vasily, Vassily, Vasilij, Vassilij, Vasileios], Vaughn [Vaughan]

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