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ValerieVanderley – VanessaVanileVasilikiVenetiaVeraVeronikaVessinaVictorVilmarVincenzoViniciusVirginiaVittoriaVivaldo – Vytautas


  • From: Latin, feminine form of VALERIVS, a Roman family name derived from VALERE
  • Meaning: To be strong
  • Quenya: Tulcë (tulca+[ë] = strong+[feminine names suffix])


  • From: Dutch surname Van Der Leij
  • Meaning: Of the slate
  • Quenya: Sancondo (sanca+ondo+[o] = split, cleft+stone+[genitive case suffix])


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  • From: Invented by author Jonathan Swift for his poem ‘Cadenus and Vanessa’ (1726). He arrived at it by rearranging the initial syllables of the first name and surname of Esther Vanhomrigh, his close friend. Vanessa was later used as the name of a genus of butterfly.
  • Meaning: Attributed modern meaning is butterfly
  • Quenya: Wilwarin (wilwarin = butterfly)


  • From: Unknown
  • Meaning: Unknown
  • Quenya: Vanilë (orthographic equivalent)



  • From: Modern Greek feminine of Basil which comes from the Greek name Βασιλειος (Basileios) which was derived from βασιλευς (basileus)
  • Meaning:  βασιλευς (basileus) means ‘king’
  • Quenya: Arannë (Aran+[në] = king+[feminine names suffix])


  • From: Latinized form of Gwynedd, coincidentally the name of the city in Italy which in English is called Venice. Gwynedd is a name of a region in Wales possibly derived from the word gwyn.
  • Meaning: Gwyn means white, fair, blessed.
  • Quenya: Ninquië (ninquë+[ië] = adj. white+[feminine names suffix] OR Vanyë (vanya+[ë] = adj. fair+[feminine names suffix])

Ninquië Vanyë


  • From: Feminine name derived from Latin word VERVS or even possibly associated with the Russian word вера. Additionaly, there’s a third etymology for this name which comes from Albanian word verë.
  • Meaning: Latin VERVS means “true”. Russian вера means “faith”. Albanian verë means “summer”.
  • Quenya: Voronda (voronda = adj. true, faithful) OR Lairë (lairë = n. summer)

Voronda Lairë


  • From: Russian name Вероника which is cognate of English Veronica coming from a late alteration to Berenice with the spelling influenced by the ecclesiastical Latin phrase VERA ICON. Berenice is the ancient Macedonian form Φερενικη (Pherenike), formed from the words φερω (phero) and νικη (nike)
  • Meaning: VERA ICON means “true image” while φερω (phero) and νικη (nike) means “to bring” and “victory” respectively.
  • Quenya: Anwemma (anwa+{emma} = adj. true, real+{n. picture}) OR Tultatúrië (tulta+[túrë]+{ië} = vb. to fetch, to bring+[n. victory]+{feminine names suffix})

Anwemma Tultatúrië


  • From: Bulgarian name
  • Meaning: Unknown
  • Quenya: Vessina (orthographic equivalent as no etymology is available)



  • From: Common Roman name coming from Latin VICTOR
  • Meaning: Victor, winner
  • Quenya: Túrëo (túrëa+[o] = victorious+[masculine names suffix])


  • From: Scandinavian form of Germanic Willamar derived from the elements wil & meri
  • Meaning: Wil means will, desire & meri means famous, glorious
  • Quenya: Alcarindo (alcar+indo = glory+will,state of mind)


  • From: Italian form of Vincent which comes from Latin VINCENTIVS derived from the verb VINCERE
  • Meaning: VINCERE means to conquer
  • Quenya: Turo (turë+[o] = vb. to conquer, to master, to win+[masculine names suffix])


  • From: Latin form of VINICIO
  • Meaning: Possibly derived from Latin VINVM “wine”
  • Quenya: Mirutyaro (miru+[tyaro] = wine+[doer, agent, actor])


  • From: Feminine form of the Roman family name VERGINIVS or VIRGINIVS
  • Meaning: Unknown meaning, but long associated with Latin VIRGO “maid, virgin”
  • Quenya: Wendë (wendë = maid, maiden)


  • From: Italian form of Victoria which is the feminine form of Latin VICTORIVS, a Roman name derived from VICTOR.
  • Meaning: Victory, victorious
  • Quenya: Túrië (túrë+[ië] = n. victory+[feminine names suffix])


  • From: Uncertain and unknown. The Germanic/Slavic element can be distinguished wald/volod, but it’s not possible to trace the origins of this name.
  • Meaning: Wald & volod means ‘rule’
  • Quenya: Turo ([tur-]+{o} = [stem of the verb to rule]+{masculine names suffix}) OR Vitur ([vi]+{-tur} = [vi as an orthographic equivalent of the unknown beginning of vi-valdo]+{rule as a suffix, meaning ruler}) 


  • From: Lithuanian name with Baltic elements vity- or vid- tauta.
  • Meaning: Vity means “chase, drive away”, vid means “see” & tauta means “people, nation”
  • Quenya: Roitalion (roita+lië+[on] = vb. to hunt+n. people+[masculine names suffix]) or Cenelion (cenë+lië+[on] = vb. to see+n. people+[masculine names suffix])

Roitalion Cenelion

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