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Slavic Names Starting with V

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The name Valerian is of Slavic origin and is traditionally a boy’s name. The meaning of Valerian is ‘strong’ and ‘healthy’. According to a Latin origin, the name means ‘valiant’. The first recorded person to bear this name was the emperor Valerian. He was the Roman improve in 250 AD and his story is famous because he was persecuted by the Christians and taken captive by the Persian emperor Shapur I after the battle of Edessa. The name is also shared by a flowering plant which is native to Europe and Asia. The plant is scented with pink and white flowers and has been used as a form of pain relief and sedation for a long time.

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Valeska is of Slavic, Polish, Latin, and Russian origins and is gender-neutral. According to its Slavic origin, the meaning of Valeska is simply a feminine variation of the name Vlad or Vladislav, which in turn means ‘glorious rule’. Similarly, the Polish roots of this name indicate the meaning is ‘strong and spirited’. This name's Latin origin consists of the words Vălĕrĭus and Volusus, which mean ‘vigorous and brave’. Well-known personalities with the name include Valeska Gert, a German-Jewish dancer, and Valeska Steiner, a Swiss singer.

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Vanya is of Slavic, Russian, Hebrew, and Serbian origins and it is traditionally a boy's name. According to its Slavic origin the meaning of Vanya is ‘God is gracious’ or ‘gracious gift’. The Hebrew etymology of the name suggests the same meaning but in this case the name is a variant of the name Ivan. Well-known personalities with the name include Vanya Milanova, a violinist, Vanya Shtereva, a singer of Bulgarian descent, Vanya Marinova, a former gymnast, and Vanya Mirzoyan, a mathematician.

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Slavic

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The name Vasska is of Slavic origin and is traditionally a name given to boys. The meaning of Vasska is 'royal' and 'kingly'. The alternate spelling of the name is Vaska.

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The name Velika is of Slavic origin. The meaning of Velika is ‘happy’ or ‘good’. It is derived from the Proto-Baltic and Slavic word ‘vesel’, meaning ‘happy, glad, cheerful, merry one, merry’, coming from the root Proto-Indo-European term ‘wesus’, which means ‘good’.

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Vesna is of Slavic, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovene origins and it is traditionally a girl's name. According to its Slavic origin the meaning of Vesna is ‘spring’. This name is associated with an ancient Slavic goddess who governs springtime. Well-known personalities with the name include Vesna Györkös Žnidar, a Slovenian politician, Vesna Pisarović, a Croatian singer, and Vesna Trivalić, a Serbian actress.

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Vlad is of Slavic and Old Russian origins and it is traditionally a boy's name. According to its Slavic origin the meaning of Vlad is ‘to rule’ or ‘glorious rule’. The name Vlad is a shortened variant of the Old Russian name Vladislav or Russian Vladimir. Well-known personalities with the name include Vlad I, Vlad II, and Vlad III, the various Dukes of Wallachia, Vlad Miriță, a Romanian singer, and Vlado Kreslin, a Slovene singer.

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Vladimir is of Slavic, Russian, and Slovene origins and it is traditionally a boy's name. According to its Slavic origin, the meaning of Vladimir is ‘great ruler’. The Russian origin of this name suggests the definition of this name to be ‘rule during peace’. The Slovene etymology of this name also indicates a similar meaning: ‘prince of peace’. This name has a lot of historical connections, with Vladimir being the name of the first-ever Christian ruler of Russia, who later became a patron saint of a Catholic Church. Well-known personalities with the name include Vladimir Ducasse, an American football player, and Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik, a Russian chess grandmaster.

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