Kidadl
For Parents

Scandinavian Names Starting with V

Whether you’re looking for a name for your child, a new pet, or even a character in a story you’re writing, there are tons of ideas out there. We’ve compiled helpful guides of names and their meanings...
more

Browse By Letter

Origin:  

Scandinavian

Description:  

Valdemar is of Scandinavian origin and it is traditionally a boy's name. The meaning of Valdemar is ‘popular rule’. The name Valdemar is also a variation of the name Waldemar or Woldemar, which are of German origin. It is also known to be a variation of multiple Slavic names, including Uladzimir, Vladimir and Volodymyr. Famous personalities with variations of this name include Valdemar I of Denmark, who was the first-ever king of Denmark with this name, and Valdemar Poulsen, a Danish inventor.

Origin:  

Scandinavian

Description:  

The meaning of Valkyrie is 'chooser of the slain'. The name is of Norse origin, and comes from the Old Norse given name Valkyrja, a derivative of the Old Norse word 'valr', meaning 'the slain', and 'kyrja', meaning the 'chooser'. The name is associated with the meanings ‘battle’ and ‘spear'. There are many variations to this name, including Valquíria.

Origin:  

Scandinavian

Description:  

The meaning of Vidar is 'quiet God', according to its Norse origin. The name is a variation of the Old Norse given name Víðarr, a derivative of the word víðr, meaning 'wide' and 'warrior'. The name is associated with a character from Norse mythology, named Víðarr, who vowed to avenge his father's death. A notable person with this name is Vidar Sveinung Kleppe, a Norwegian politician and member of parliament, and the deputy leader of the Progress Party until 2001.

Origin:  

Scandinavian

Description:  

The name Viggo is a boy's name of Scandinavian origins and the meaning of Viggo is 'war'. It is an old Norse name that can be traced all the way back to the Vikings and it is currently the 32nd most popular boy's name in Sweden. It is most famously associated with the Danish actor Viggo Mortenson, who is also known for his work as a poet, author and musician. His famous roles include Aragon in 'The Lord of the Ring' series, Ben Cash in 'Captain Fantastic' and Frank 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga in 'Green Book'.

Origin:  

Scandinavian

Description:  

The meaning of Vilda is 'wild', according to its Scandinavian origin. The name derives from the given names Alvilda and Alfhildr, the latter being an Old Norse name with the meanings 'elf' and 'battle'. A famous person with this name is Jorge Vilda Rodríguez, a Spanish soccer coach. There are also many variations to the name Velda including Alvilda, Vilde, and Wilda.

Origin:  

Scandinavian

Description:  

The meaning of Viljami is 'with gilded helmet' and the name is of Scandinavian origin. It is derived from the name William which comes from the Germanic name Willahelm and is composed of the elements 'wil', translating to 'will, desire' and 'helm', translating to 'helmet, protection'. This name is borne by Viljami Kari Veikko Sinisalo who is a Finnish soccer player and has played for Ayr United and Aston Villa.

Origin:  

Scandinavian

Description:  

According to the name's Scandinavian roots, the meaning of Vinga is 'wing'. Vinga is the name of a small island located near Gothenburg's harbour entrance in Sweden. It is home to the Vinga Lighthouse that is also the symbol of the city of Gothenburg. It acts as a beacon in the waterway but is also the birthplace of Swedish poet laureate, Evert Taubes. This makes it an attractive tourist location. There is also a flower called Vigna Rosea which is a periwinkle flower native to tropical regions.

Subscribe for parenting tips, family money advice, baby names and more

By joining Kidadl you agree to Kidadl’s and and consent to receiving marketing communications from Kidadl.