What does Victoria mean?

Definitions for Victoria
vɪkˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-vic·to·ri·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Victoria, Queen Victorianoun

    queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India from 1837 to 1901; the last Hanoverian ruler of England (1819-1901)

  2. Victorianoun

    (Roman mythology) goddess of victory; counterpart of Greek Nike

  3. Victoria, Victoria Fallsnoun

    a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally

  4. Victorianoun

    a town in southeast Texas to the southeast of San Antonio

  5. Victoria, capital of Seychellesnoun

    port city and the capital of Seychelles

  6. Victorianoun

    a state in southeastern Australia

  7. Victorianoun

    capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island


  1. Victorianoun

    A monarch named Queen Victoria, especially Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (reigned 1837-1901).

  2. Victorianoun

    One of the six states of Australia, situated in the south-eastern part of the continent, with its capital at Melbourne.

  3. Victorianoun

    The British colony in what is now the Australian state of Victoria.

  4. Victorianoun

    The capital of Seychelles.

  5. Victorianoun

    Provincial capital of British Columbia (Canada).

  6. Victorianoun

    Main town of the federal territory of Labuan (Malaysia).

  7. Victorianoun

    Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa.

  8. Victorianoun

    The City of Victoria, a settlement in Hong Kong often referred to as its capital

  9. victorianoun

    A type of carriage.

  10. Victorianoun

    The Roman goddess of victory; equivalent to the Greek goddess Nike.

  11. Victorianoun

    A female given name from Latin.

    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.- - -

  12. Victorianoun

    The queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901.

    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 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.

  13. Victorianoun

    A placename: One of six states of Australia, situated in the south-eastern part of the continent. Capital: Melbourne. A former colony of Britain in what is now the state of Victoria, Australia. A city, the capital of Seychelles. A city, the capital of British Columbia, Canada. A rural municipality of Manitoba. The main town of the federal territory of Labuan, Malaysia. The City of Victoria, a settlement in Hong Kong often referred to as its capital. A town in Grenada. A city, the county seat of Victoria County, Texas, United States. Ellipsis of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. 12 Victoria, a main belt asteroid.

  14. Victorianoun

    A large railway terminus in central London, England.

  15. Victorianoun

    Ellipsis of Victoria Line of the London Underground.

  16. Etymology: From Latin Victōria, from victōria ("victory"). Feminine form of Victor. Named in honour of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.


  1. Victoria

    Victoria is a song written by Ray Davies of the Kinks. It is the opening track on the band's 1969 concept album Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire). In Ray Davies' satirical style, the lyrics juxtapose the grim realities of life in Britain during the 19th century ("Sex was bad, and obscene/And the rich were so mean") with the paternalist aspirations of the British Empire in the Victorian age ("From the West to the East/From the rich to the poor/Victoria loved them all"), and expresses the simple adulation of queen and country by the downtrodden working class ("Though I am poor, I am free/When I grow I shall fight/For this land I shall die"). The production begins with a simple heavy rock electric blues guitar riff, carried through each verse and chorus, while the "Land of hope and gloria" bridge and raucous background vocals from Dave Davies build to an exultant climax of brass.


  1. Victoria

    Victoria can refer to different things depending on the context, but generally, it refers to a proper noun that can be used as a given name for a person, a geographical location, or as the title for the queen regnant of the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Victorianoun

    a genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen Victoria. The Victoria regia is a native of Guiana and Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a diameter of nearly two feet

  2. Victorianoun

    a kind of low four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a calash top, designed for two persons and the driver who occupies a high seat in front

  3. Victorianoun

    an asteroid discovered by Hind in 1850; -- called also Clio

  4. Etymology: [NL.]


  1. Victoria

    Victoria is a state in the south-east of Australia. Geographically the smallest mainland state, Victoria is bordered by New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, the Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, and South Australia to the west. Australia's most densely-populated state, most of Victoria's population is concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip, including the capital and largest city, Melbourne, which is also Australia's second-largest city overall. Prior to European settlement, the area now constituting Victoria was inhabited by a large number of Aboriginal peoples, collectively known as the Koori. With Great Britain having claimed the entire Australian continent east of the 135th meridian east in 1788, Victoria was included in the wider colony of New South Wales. The first settlement in the area occurred in 1803 at Sullivan Bay, and much of what is now Victoria was included in the Port Phillip District in 1836, an administrative division of New South Wales. Victoria was officially created a separate colony in 1851, and achieved self-government in 1855. The Victorian gold rush in the 1850s and 1860s significantly increased both the population and wealth of the colony, and by the Federation of Australia in 1901, Melbourne had become the leading financial centre in Australasia. With Canberra still under construction, Melbourne also served as interim capital of Australia until 1927, with the Federal Parliament meeting in Parliament House.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Victoria

    vik-tō′ri-a, n. a genus of gigantic aquatic plants of the water-lily family, native to South America, its one species, Victoria regia, named after Queen Victoria: a low, light, four-wheeled carriage, seating two, having a calash top.—adj. Victō′rian, relating to the reign of Queen Victoria, which began in 1837: relating to the colony of Victoria in Australia.—Victoria cross, a decoration, consisting of a bronze Maltese cross, founded by Queen Victoria in 1856, and awarded for conspicuous bravery on the field.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Victoria

    a colony of Great Britain, the smallest and most populous in Australia, lying S. of New South Wales, from which it was separated in 1851; originally settled as Port Phillip in 1834, it developed gradually as a pastoral and agricultural region till, in 1851, the discovery of gold led to an enormous increase in both the population and the revenue, and the sudden rise of a community, with Melbourne for centre, which, for wealth and enterprise, eclipsed every other in the southern hemisphere of the globe; the wealth thus introduced led to a further development of its resources, and every industry began to flourish to a proportionate extent; the chief exports are wool, gold, live-stock, bread-stuffs, hides and leather, and the imports are no less manifold; the climate is remarkably healthy, and ice and snow are hardly known; there is no State religion; 75 per cent. of the people are Protestants, 22 per cent. Catholics, and ½ per cent. Jews, and every provision is made for education in the shape of universities, State schools, technical schools and private schools, and the legislative authority is vested in a Parliament of two chambers, a Legislative Council of 48, and a Legislative Assembly of 95.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Victoria

    A state in southeastern Australia, the southernmost state. Its capital is Melbourne. It was discovered in 1770 by Captain Cook and first settled by immigrants from Tasmania. In 1851 it was separated from New South Wales as a separate colony. Self-government was introduced in 1851; it became a state in 1901. It was named for Queen Victoria in 1851. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1295 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, p574)

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Victoria

    The carriage of this name was introduced in 1838, the coronation year of the late Queen Victoria. Much about the same time the Australian colony so designated in her honour was first colonised.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Victoria is ranked #5023 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Victoria surname appeared 6,989 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Victoria.

    63.3% or 4,429 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    17.8% or 1,248 total occurrences were White.
    10% or 703 total occurrences were Asian.
    7.1% or 500 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 102 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.1% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Victoria' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3775

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Victoria' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4217

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Victoria in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Victoria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Victoria in a Sentence

  1. Les Wexner:

    We have decided to re-think the traditional Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Going forward we don't believe network television is the right fit.

  2. Austrian Olympic Committee:

    We hope that Abegglen will feel better soon and that Victoria will continue on her path.

  3. Charlie Stewart-Cox:

    I particularly enjoy a soothing walk on Lugard Road, Victoria Peak. Sections of the path are on the cliffside, meaning it offers the best views of the Hong Kong skyline.

  4. Prime Minister Scott Morrison:

    The priority today is fighting fires and evacuating, getting people to safety, there are parts of both Victoria and New South Wales which have been completely devastated, with a loss of power and communications.

  5. Janine Stichter:

    Aerie hit it right at a time when people were tiring of what Victoria's Secret and PINK were portraying as overtly sexy and really unattainable beauty standards.

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