If you are named Victoria, you are a true thinker—with an analytical and clever mind. Sometimes, you understand things so much faster and more deeply than those around you, that it causes many of the other characteristics of your personality—such as the appreciation of being alone and even a bit of self-consciousness. Your emotions and thoughts tend to be so much deeper than those of the people around you that sometimes you find it difficult to make yourself understood or to say exactly what you mean. These are the times that you turn to poetry and literature, with a deep appreciation of the ability of the authors to express their deepest thoughts and feelings.
Because you are sometimes misunderstood, you tend to be very private and not generally willing to discuss deep and meaningful matters except with those you know very well. At the same time, you seek encouragement and understanding from others.
You are idealistic and thoughtful, and you have a deep appreciation for the beautiful things in life, especially the beauties of nature. You use your intense sensitivity and deep thoughtfulness to understand the place of humans in the universe and to find ways to make the world a better place.
The name Victoria is the feminine form of the Latin word “victorius”, which is a derivative form of the name Victor, meaning in Latin “conqueror.” The name Victor as a boys’ name was popular among Christians in Medieval times because for them it was a symbol of Jesus’ victory over death and sin. Though the feminine form of Victoria was used elsewhere in Europe, it did not become popular in the English-speaking world until the reign of Queen Victoria in the nineteenth century.
Victoria is one of those few names that is an all-time popular name for girls in America, popular from the time the government started keeping records of such things and never losing its popularity. In this regard, it joins the names Elizabeth, Sarah, and Anna as all-time, timeless favorites.
The most famous Victoria of yesteryear is certainly Queen Victoria, who was England’s monarch from 1837 to 1901. Current famous Victorias include Victoria Principal of “Dallas” fame, Victoria Jackson (best known for her time on Saturday Night Live). Rounding out the list are Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and actresses Victoria “Tori” Spelling and Victoria Tennant.