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VICTOR   m   English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian
Pronounced: VIK-tor
        A name of the Hebrew God, represented in Hebrew by the tetragrammaton ("four letters") Yod He Waw He, transliterated into Roman script Y H W H. Because it was considered blasphemous to utter the name of God it was only written and never spoken. This resulted in the original pronunciation being lost. The name may have originally been derived from the old Semitic root hwy meaning "to be, to become".
Variants: VÍCTOR - Spanish / Victorius - ancient Roman / Victorino - Spanish, Portugese / Viktor - Slovakian, Polish, German, Russian, Scandanavian / Nicknames: Vic (English), Vico (Italian).
VIRGINIA   m   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Roman
Pronounced: vur-GIN-ya
        Feminine form of the Roman family name Virginius which was possibly derived from Latin virgo "maid, virgin". According to legend, she was a Roman woman killed by her father so as to keep her a virgin.
Variants: - Nicknames: Ginger, Ginnie, Ginny, Jane, Jennie, Vergie, Vergiee.

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