Victoria Name Meaning

Victoria’s beauty has carried over the centuries, dotting the history books with her elegance time and time again. A favorite among royalty, Victoria is a name with unprecedented strength and conviction, unwavering in her presence unlike trendy names that come and go.

Victoria of course is one for castles and fairy tales, but she’s also a little battle axe when appropriate. She’s not afraid to sail to victory like her meaning suggests, strategizing with the best of them to remain one step ahead of the competition. She’s quick witted and determined, a worthy leader when given the honor.

Despite her traditional side, she’s surprisingly in-step with today’s modern choices like Ava and Everly thanks to her stylish V sound. She’s posh like Harper yet as approachable as Emily. She also crosses into other languages with relative ease, though the Viktoria spelling is preferred outside of English. She’s also a place name like Charlotte or Virginia, though less likely to be noted in the United States.

Nickname lovers have a lot of options with Victoria from the vintage Vicki to the playful Tori. There’s also the unusual Ria or Toria to choose from. Alternative V names to Victoria include Veronica and Valentina.

Infographic of Victoria name meaning, which is Victoria is a variant of the male name Victorius, meaning victory in Latin
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Victoria Name Popularity

How popular is the name Victoria? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Victoria was the 21st most popular girls name, representing 0.5153% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Victoria has been the 60th most popular girls name, representing 0.3244% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 144 532 0.1511%
1911 160 464 0.1246%
1912 152 673 0.1335%
1913 146 785 0.1385%
1914 145 995 0.1428%
1915 148 1,244 0.1369%
1916 150 1,320 0.1366%
1917 158 1,305 0.1304%
1918 134 1,736 0.1618%
1919 155 1,401 0.1338%
1920 172 1,268 0.114%
1921 176 1,223 0.1068%
1922 186 1,119 0.1004%
1923 189 1,131 0.101%
1924 193 1,082 0.0932%
1925 195 1,027 0.0909%
1926 200 943 0.0857%
1927 206 928 0.0838%
1928 217 801 0.0749%
1929 215 801 0.0773%
1930 228 675 0.0646%
1931 229 678 0.0687%
1932 257 550 0.0557%
1933 245 567 0.0609%
1934 255 562 0.0581%
1935 255 569 0.0586%
1936 269 469 0.0487%
1937 253 592 0.0601%
1938 261 551 0.0538%
1939 243 629 0.0618%
1940 242 656 0.0617%
1941 215 790 0.0702%
1942 169 1,359 0.1076%
1943 163 1,454 0.1114%
1944 140 1,790 0.1444%
1945 105 2,664 0.2184%
1946 122 2,374 0.1609%
1947 123 2,735 0.1638%
1948 108 3,129 0.196%
1949 96 3,666 0.2279%
1950 94 3,776 0.2345%
1951 81 4,907 0.2894%
1952 74 5,604 0.321%
1953 82 5,163 0.2917%
1954 85 4,978 0.2723%
1955 82 5,357 0.2912%
1956 85 5,385 0.2851%
1957 88 5,328 0.2769%
1958 109 4,465 0.2363%
1959 112 4,149 0.2184%
1960 114 4,298 0.2268%
1961 114 4,145 0.2196%
1962 121 3,702 0.2016%
1963 130 3,238 0.1804%
1964 129 3,151 0.179%
1965 107 3,471 0.2123%
1966 103 3,362 0.2153%
1967 93 3,660 0.2412%
1968 82 4,274 0.2846%
1969 84 4,382 0.2844%
1970 85 4,460 0.2803%
1971 98 3,715 0.2472%
1972 99 3,202 0.2351%
1973 95 3,068 0.2367%
1974 104 2,845 0.2189%
1975 106 2,706 0.2106%
1976 92 3,031 0.2352%
1977 106 2,695 0.1999%
1978 121 2,447 0.182%
1979 119 2,674 0.1896%
1980 103 2,925 0.2001%
1981 87 3,686 0.2508%
1982 66 4,253 0.2846%
1983 58 5,046 0.3419%
1984 59 5,077 0.3413%
1985 59 5,426 0.3575%
1986 54 5,672 0.3758%
1987 50 6,255 0.4099%
1988 42 7,276 0.4669%
1989 44 7,636 0.4732%
1990 33 9,107 0.5495%
1991 28 10,913 0.6695%
1992 22 11,906 0.7459%
1993 19 12,923 0.8289%
1994 19 12,690 0.8269%
1995 20 12,251 0.8129%
1996 18 11,857 0.7919%
1997 19 11,791 0.7972%
1998 16 12,146 0.8115%
1999 16 11,871 0.7927%
2000 20 10,923 0.715%
2001 21 10,179 0.6756%
2002 21 9,778 0.6525%
2003 22 9,243 0.6076%
2004 28 8,274 0.5429%
2005 28 7,951 0.52%
2006 27 7,647 0.4884%
2007 29 7,427 0.4707%
2008 27 7,118 0.4605%
2009 31 6,356 0.4253%
2010 32 6,223 0.4318%
2011 23 6,888 0.4835%
2012 28 6,857 0.4812%
2013 25 7,202 0.5059%
2014 19 7,988 0.5483%
2015 20 7,598 0.5222%
2016 21 7,288 0.5055%
2017 19 7,260 0.5202%
2018 21 7,080 0.5153%

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Names Like Victoria

If you like Victoria, you’ll love these other names like Victoria.


What names are diminutives of Victoria?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Victoria sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Victoria, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ria

Danish

#1,712 (0.0035%)  
Tori

Bird

Japanese

#760 (0.0206%)  
Toria

Bird; victory

Latin

Torie

Bird; victory

Latin

Tory

Bird; victory

Latin

Vic

Victory

Latin

Vicci

Victory

Latin

Vickee

Victory

Latin

Vickey

Victory

Latin

Vicki

Victory

Latin

Vickie

Victory

Latin

Vicky

A diminutive form of Victoria.

#2,180 (0.0017%)  
Viki

Victory

Latin

Vikkey

Victory

Latin

Vikki

Victory

Latin

Vikky

Victory

Latin

Vita

Life

Latin

#2,901 (0.0006%)  

What names are variants of Victoria?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Victoria.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Victoire

Victory

Latin

Victoriana

Victory

Latin

Victorie

Victory

Latin

Victorina

Victory

Latin

Victorine

Victory

Latin

Victory

Victory

Latin

#2,381 (0.0012%)  
Vika

Victory

Latin

Viktoria

Victory

Latin

#1,629 (0.0041%)  
Viktorija

Victory

Latin

Viktorina

Victory

Latin

Viktorine

Victory

Latin

Viktorka

Victory

Latin

Vitoria

Victory

Latin

Vittoria

Victory

Latin

#2,888 (0.0006%)  

What names sound like Victoria?

If you like how Victoria sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Victoria.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Valentina

Strong and healthy

Latin

#81 (0.2478%)  
Valeria

Strength and vigor

Italian

#140 (0.1425%)  

What names are similar to Victoria?

Find a name that’s like Victoria, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abigail

Father’s rejoice

Hebrew

#11 (0.713%)  
Alice

Of nobility

German

#71 (0.2652%)  
Charlotte

Free man

French

#6 (0.9419%)  
Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

#32 (0.4145%)  
Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

#13 (0.6196%)  
Grace

Gracious one

English

#24 (0.4894%)  
Julia

Youthful and downy

Latin

#92 (0.217%)  
Katherine

Pure

Greek

#110 (0.1935%)  
Meredith

Great, noted ruler

Welsh

#501 (0.0401%)  
Ruth

Friend

Hebrew

#258 (0.0882%)  

Lists With Victoria

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Siblings of Victoria

Mamas with kids named Victoria also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rosalie

Rose flower

French

#201 (0.1055%)  
Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

#4 (1.0528%)  
Grant

Great

English

#182 (0.1564%)  
Carlie

Free man

Latin

#1,094 (0.0101%)  
Emery

Home strength

German

16 Comments

  1. Victoria was chosen in honor of my aunt who died at 12 years old. I was a toddler when my aunt died. I love the name Victoria because the name will always remind me of my sweet aunt. Grace is the middle name of our little victoria. Her father chose Grace also in honor of a loved one dying at 106 years. Grace was Victoria’s father’s adoptive grandmother. Our baby is named after two loved ones who died. My aunt and my spouse’s grandmother sha’ll always be missed. ????

  2. We like that Victoria is not very common and is somewhat old fashion.

  3. We decided on her name very early, we were at the beginning of our relationship, and my husband dreamed about our first baby, Victoria. The best part of her name for us, is the big amount of nicknames we can use, it’s so much fun.

  4. Victorious- for strength

  5. Because I had a very difficult pregnancy. My whole 40 weeks. And her name means Victorious.

  6. My husband and I just thought it was a beautiful elegant name. I’ve always loved the name Victoria. Victoria Rose is her first and middle name. We call her Tori for short 🙂

  7. She is beautiful

  8. We chose the name Victoria because, after secondary infertility, we weren’t sure we would be able to have the 4 kids we dreamed of, and we felt victorious when we were blessed with her, baby #4. And her labor was super hard so I felt like giving birth to her was a victory. And honestly she was girl #3 when my husband and I have brothers and it was hard to agree on girl names!

  9. We chose to name our baby girl Victoria after my husband’s uncle. He passed away when he was 17 years old. I don’t dislike the name but I had my heart set on naming her Isabella.

  10. My husband loved the name

  11. It was my little sisters name who was put up for adoption. I wanted to my mom to be able to have a grand daughter with her name in honor of my baby sis

  12. And there are multiple meanings behind Victorias name. I had a stillbirth in 2016 at 38 weeks and three days. When I was pregnant with Victoria, the first thing I said was if it’s a girl I will name her Victoria as a victory. Also, my name is Lori, and we would call her Tori for short.

  13. Strong and courageous for a girl name. Royal princess

  14. I always loved the name Victoria. I named my first daughter Carlie Maria, Who is a name sake of both of my parents Carl for my father, and Maria for my mother. Unfortunately, Carlie was still born at 38 weeks, 3 days In June 2016. When I got pregnant in October 2017 for my daughter Victoria, I am mediately knew I was going to name her Victoria, as a victory, and gave her Maria for her middle name, as a name sake for my mother and for my angel baby Carlie.

  15. Victoria June had an eventful birth! She was born with FOUR nuchal cords and they were in a knot! My OB practices delayed cord clamping for all his patients, but he couldn’t unwind her and had to cut the cord in multiple places immediately. The crash cart was brought in and everything. We went with June as her middle name after my crazy Grandma June, who seems to defy all medical odds. Although we didn’t plan this part, Victoria was born on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a Catholic feast day. Victoria is the perfect name for our Christian beliefs of Jesus’ “victory” over the cross!

    • What an amazing birth story! I too view my Victoria as God’s victory. Thank you for sharing.


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