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EtymologyEdit

From Latin victōria (victory).

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Victoria f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Nymphaeaceae – certain waterlilies with very large flat leaves, native to the Amazon.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Geometridae – certain moths native to Africa.
  3. A taxonomic genus within the superfamily KloedenelloideaSoleaua, fossil crustaceans.
  4. A taxonomic genus within the family Scarabaeidaecertain scarab beetles. A junior synonym of the genus Hoplia.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Victoria, from victoria (victory). Can also be interpreted as a feminine form of Victor.

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Victoria

  1. (Roman mythology) The Roman goddess of victory; equivalent to the Greek goddess Nike.
  2. A female given name.
    • 1985 Dan Simmons: Song of Kali: ISBN 031286583X pages 4, 17:
      When I had first told him the name we'd chosen for our daughter, Abe had suggested that it was a pretty damn waspy title for the offspring of an Indian princess and a Chicago pollock.- - -
      I never would have chosen the name "Victoria" but was secretly delighted by it. Amrita first suggested it one hot day in July and we treated it as a joke. It seemed that one of her earliest memories was of arriving by train at Victoria Station in Bombay. That huge edifice - one of the remnants of the British Raj, which evidently still defines India - had always filled Amrita with a sense of awe. Since that time, the name Victoria had evoked an echo of beauty, elegance and mystery in her.
  3. The queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901.
    • 1838 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Court and Cabinet Gossip of a New Reign, April 1838, pages 512-513:
      Alexander of Russia, the patron saint of the Cobourgs, was dead, so Alexandrina of England, named in honour of him, gave way to Victoria the tutelary deity of his (when living) subservient Cobourgs. Both names are alike foreign and unharmonious to British ears,* although of the two, Alexandrina perhaps the most euphonious. Let us hope, and we have reason to hope, that the Queen will nationalize that of Victoria, and make it the theme of song and history with that of Elizabeth.
      *George IV., who, whatever his faults, had a true British spirit and sentiments, declared both to be anti-British, and expressed himself in no measured terms at the time about giving the royal infant such unEnglish names.
  4. One of the six states of Australia, situated in the south-eastern part of the continent, with its capital at Melbourne.
  5. (historical, Australia) The British colony in what is now the Australian state of Victoria.
  6. The capital of Seychelles.
  7. Provincial capital of British Columbia (Canada).
  8. A rural municipality in Manitoba
  9. Main town of the federal territory of Labuan (Malaysia).
  10. Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa.
  11. The City of Victoria, a settlement in Hong Kong often referred to as its capital
  12. A town in Grenada
  13. A city in Texas, USA, and the county seat of Victoria County.
  14. A large railway terminus in central London, England.
  15. The Victoria Line of the London Underground.
  16. (astronomy) Short for 12 Victoria, a main belt asteroid.

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Victoria (plural Victorias)

  1. One of an American breed of medium-sized white pigs with a slightly dished face and very erect ears.
  2. A Victoria plum.

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Victoria.

Proper nounEdit

Victoria

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Victoria.

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Proper nounEdit

Victoria

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Victoria.
  2. Victoria (the lake)

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [vɪkˈtoːʀia]
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  • Hyphenation: Vic‧to‧ria

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Victoria

  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Viktoria.

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Victoria

  1. A female given name, a popular spelling variant of Viktoria.

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Proper nounEdit

Victoria f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Victoria. Feminine of Victor

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin Victoria; also shortened from María (de la) Victoria, a Roman Catholic epithet of the Virgin Mary as "Our Lady of Victory".

Proper nounEdit

Victoria f

  1. A female given name.
  2. Victoria (a state of Australia)

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Victoria c (genitive Victorias)

  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Viktoria.