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Vinca - Pet form of Czech Vincenc, meaning "conquering." 
Viviette - Pet form of French Viviane, meaning "alive, animated, lively."
Vencel - Hungarian form of Latin Wenceslaus, meaning "more glory." 
Vlastislav - Czech name composed of the Slavic elements vlast "power" and slav "glory," hence "power-glory."
Veniamin - Russian form of Greek Beniamín, meaning "son of the right hand."
Vadoma -  Possibly a Romani feminine form of Russian Vadim, a name which some etymologists believe must have its root in Slavic vadit, vedet, or wiedziec,meaning "to know," because pagan magicians were called veduny,"the knowing ones." 
Vinnie - Pet form of English Vincent, meaning "conquering."
Fionnghuala - Gaelic name composed of the elements fionn "fair, white" and guala "shoulder," hence "white shoulder." In Irish mythology, this is the name of one of the children of Lir who were turned into swans for 900 years. 
Vijay - Modern masculine form of Hindi unisex Vijaya, meaning "victory."
Vincente - Italian form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Voti - Pet form of Finnish Voitto, meaning "victory."
Vallborg - Swedish variant spelling of Scandinavian Valborg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle."
Voirrey - Variant form of Manx Moirrey, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Veton - Albanian name derived from the word vetetime, meaning "lightning."
Vít - Czech form of Roman Latin Vitus, meaning "life."
Vilhjalmr - Old Norse form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Vasishtha - Variant spelling of Hindi Vasistha, meaning "most excellent sage."
Vonnie - Pet form of English Evonne, meaning "yew tree."
Vimal - Hindi name meaning "clean, pure."
Verissimus - Roman Latin name meaning "very true."
Vena -   Latin name meaning "vein."
Venceslao - Italian form of Middle Latin Venceslaus, meaning "more glory." 
Vjosa - Albanian name derived from the river name. 
Arianna - Italian form of Latin Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
Teasag - Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Seonag, meaning "God is gracious."
Ruggero - Italian form of Latin Rogerius, meaning "famous spear."
Thom - Short form of English Thomas, meaning "twin."
Ceadda - Anglo-Saxon name, possibly derived from Celtic cad, meaning "battle."
Kenda - Feminine short form of English unisex Kendall, meaning "exalted effigy."
Hiro - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "abundant," 2) "generous, tolerant," or 3) "prosperous." 
Eldwin - Variant spelling of Middle English Aldwin, meaning "old friend."
Aboyo - African Luo name meaning "one who saunters."
Wulfric - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and ric "power," hence "wolf power."
Dong - Chinese name meaning 1) "beam," 2) "east," or 3) "winter."
Nanette - Diminutive form of English Nan ("favor; grace"), hence "little favorable one" or "little graceful one."
Eneko - Old Basque name first recorded in 1062, and probably composed of the word ene "mine, my" and the diminutive suffix -ko, hence "my little one." The first Basque king of Pamplona was Eneko Aritza, also known as Eneko the Oak. 
Mary - Middle English form of French Marie (Greek & Latin Maria), meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the mother of Jesus and a sister of Lazarus. 
Qetsiyah - Hebrew name meaning "cassia," a bark similar to cinnamon. In the bible, this is the name of the second daughter of Job, born after his trial. 
Batista - Portuguese form of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Agathangelos - Ancient Greek name composed of the elements agathos "good" and angelos "angel," meaning "good angel."
Noshi - Variant of Algonquin Nosh, meaning "father."
Nosh - Native American Algonquin name meaning "father."
Nosizwe - African Xhosa name meaning "mother of the nation."
Velvela - Feminine form of Yiddish Velvel,meaning "wolf."
Emmy - Variant spelling of Norman French Emmie, meaning "entire, whole."
Matteo - Italian form of Hebrew Mattithyah, meaning "gift of God."
Dine - Yiddish form of Hebrew Diynah, meaning "judgment."
Fancy - English name derived from the vocabulary word fancy, which is a contracted form of fantasy, meaning "desire, inclination, whim."
Ted - Pet form of English Edward "guardian of prosperity" and Theodore "gift ofGod." 
Hadya - Variant spelling of Arabic Hadiyya, meaning "gift."

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