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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods 

NameOriginDescription
"Va'irgin" Chukchee/ E Siberia The supreme being whose name means "I exist"
Angel name "Vaasa" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
"Vac" Buddhist A variety of Manjusri
"Vac" Hindu The personification of the sacred river, the Sarasvati. Hindu
Goddess name "Vac" Hindu The Goddess of language, writing and writing-systems. She is the matron of mental endeavours and the source of voice. Hindu
"Vacuna" Sabine A Sabine divinity identical with Victoria, the personification of victory.
"Vafthrudner" Norse A giant visited by Odin. They try each other in questions and answers. The giant is defeated and forfeits his life. Norse
Goddess name "Vaga" s "Sabra, Goddess of the Severn, being a prudent, well-conducted maiden, rose with the first streak of morning dawn, and, descending the eastern side of the hill, made choice of the most fertile valleys, whilst as yet her sisters slept. Vaga, goddess of the Wye, rose next, and, making all haste to perform her task, took a shorter course, by which means she joined her sister ere she reached the sea. The goddess Rhea, old Plinlimmon’s pet, woke not till roused by her father’s chiding; but by bounding down the side of the mountain, and selecting the shortest course of all, she managed to reach her destination first. Thus the Cymric proverb, "There is no impossibility to the maiden who hath a fortune to lose or a husband to win."" Welsh
"Vagisvara" Buddhist Lord of Speech; a form of Manjusri who often received a vision of Tara who solved any problems of understanding he had. Buddhist
God name "Vagitanus" Roman this minor God of passage was the guardian of the press first cry at birth
God name "Vahagn" Armenia Armenia's national God. Some time in his existence, he formed a "triad" with Aramazd and Anahit. Vahagn fought and conquered dragons, hence his title Vishabakagh, "dragon reaper". He was invoked as a god of courage, later identified with Heracles. He was also a sun-god, rival of Baal-shamin and Mihr.
God name "Vahgan" Armenia A God of victory, born from fire & has flames for hair
God name "Vahguru Sikh" India The creator God
"Vahguru or Waheguru" India "The Wonderful Lord", the infinite creator. Sikh, India
Deities name "Vaimanika" Jain/ India The generic title for a group of Deities
"Vaimanika deities" Jain The lunar mansions, and the Daityas the first and lowest rank of the existences caused by Goodness. Jain
"Vainamoinen" Finnish The central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala. He was described as an old and wise man, and he possessed a potent, magical voice.
God name "Vairacocha" Inca The creator God worshipped by the Huari, the Inca, and the Chavin as a distant relative of their sky god, was portrayed as a fair skinned man with a white beard who wore sandals and a long robe, and carried a staff.
God name "Vairacocha/ Huiracocha/ Viracpocha" Inca The creator God
King name "Vairgin" Chukchee The sun, moon, stars, and constellations are also known as vairgit; but the sun is a special vairgin, represented as a man clad in a bright garment, driving dogs or reindeer. He descends every evening to his wife, the 'WalKing-around-Woman'. The moon is also represented as a man. He is not a vairgin, however, but the son of a kele of the lower worlds. He has a lasso, with which he catches people who look too fixedly at him. Shamans invoke the moon in incantations and spells. Chukchee
"Vairgit" Chukchee Benevolent supernatural beings. Chukchee
"Vairocana" Buddhist A Buddha who is the embodiment of Dharmakaya and the universal aspect of the historical Gautama Buddha. In the conception of the Five Wisdom Buddhas, Vairocana is at the center. Buddhist
"Vairocana/ Buddhaheruka" Buddhist The First & oldest meditation Buddha
"Vairotya" Jain One of the sixteen Mahavidyas who were accorded the most favoured position after the Jinas in Western India. Jain
Goddess name "Vaisnavi" Hindu One of seven mother-Goddesses, each of whom is the sakti, or female counterpart, of a god. Hindu
God name "Vaizgantas" Lithuanian A God of flax. Lithuanian
Deity name "Vajardaka" Buddhist A fierce and wrathful Deity(god) invoked for purifying negative actions. Buddhist
Goddess name "Vajracarcika" Buddhist Goddess in charge of wells and springs. Buddhist
"Vajradhara" Buddhist The ultimate Primordial Buddha, or Adi Buddha, according to the cosmology of Tibetan Buddhism.
"Vajradhara" Buddhist The ultimate Primordial Buddha. Buddhist
"Vajradhatvisvari" Buddhist The musicality of being lies in the flowing and streaming of all manifest consciousness. It greases friction, it smoothes communication, it lingers that all may gently wave around it. Buddhist
Goddess name "Vajragandhari" (Mahayana Minor Goddess. Buddhist
Goddess name "Vajravarahi" India "Strength-of-the-Sow" is the Goddess of wisdom through experience who drives away evil spirits such as depression. India
"Vakarine" Lithuanian The evening Venus, who makes the bed for the Sun. Lithuanian
"Valaskjalf" Norse One of Odin's dwellings. Norse
"Vale" Norse Is a brother of Balder, who slays Hoder when only one night old. He rules with Vidar after Ragnarok. Vale. Norse
Goddess name "Valetudo" Italy Goddess of good health. Italy
God name "Valevalenoa" Polynesia God of space and the son of tangaloa-the-explorer-of-lands and the queen of earth. Samoa, Polynesia
"Valfather" Norse Valfather [Father of the slain]. A name of Odin. Norse
"Valgrind" Norse A gate of Valhal. Norse
"Valholl" Norse Valhal, Valhalla [The hall of the slain]. The hall to which Odin invited those slain in battle. Norse
"Vali" Norse A son of Loke who will survive Ragnarok. Norse
Goddess name "Valkyrie" Norse Valkyrie [The chooser of the slain]. A troop of Goddesses, handmaidens of Odin. They serve in Valhal, and are sent on Odin's errands. Norse
God name "Valli" Hindu The name of prominent Hindu God Murugan's consort, according to Tamil traditions. She is depicted as a the daughter of a tribal chief.
"Valtam" Norse A fictitious name of Odin's father. Norse
"Vamana" Hinduism A personality described in the Puranic texts of Hinduism as the Fifth Avatara of Vishnu, and the first incarnation of the Second Age, or Treta yuga. Also he is the first Avatar of Vishnu which appears with a completely human form, though it was that of a dwarf brahmin. He is also sometimes known as Upendra.
"Vampire" Europe An extortioner. The vampire is a dead man who returns in body and soul from the other world, and wanders about the earth doing mischief to the living. He sucks the blood of persons asleep, and these persons become vampires in turn. Middle Europe
Deities name "Van plural Vanir" Norse Those Deities whose abode was in Vanaheim, in contradistinction to the asas, who dwell in Asgard: Njord, Frey and Freyja. The vans waged war with the asas, but were afterwards, by virtue of a treaty, combined and made one with them. The vans were deities of the sea. Norse
"Vanaheim" Norse The abode of the vans. Norse
"Vanapagan" Estonian Old Nick, "Old Heathen", the devil depicted as dumb giant farmer. Estonian
"Vanatuhi" Estonian "Old Empty One", the devil. Estonian
God name "Vanemuine" Estonian The God of songs. Estonian
God name "Vanir" Nordic/ Icelandic A major group of Norse Gods the concerned with peace, prosperity & the fertility of the land
Goddess name "Var" Norse Goddess of marriage vows. Norse
Demon name "Varaha" Hindu The third avatar of Vishnu, in the form of a boar, who appeared in order to defeat Hiranyaksha, a Demon who had taken the Earth and carried it to the bottom of the cosmic ocean. Hindu
Goddess name "Varahi" Hindu The new-moon and the illumination aspects of the mother-Goddess. Hindu
Goddess name "Varahmukio" Buddhist/ Mayhayana A minor Goddess
Goddess name "Varalden-olmai" Lapland Queen and mother of the gods, a Goddess of virgins and wedding rituals. Lapland
Goddess name "Varali" Mahayana Minor moon Goddess. Mahayana
"Vari" Polynesia A self created being of the beginning times. Polynesia
Spirit name "Vari-Ma-Te-Takere" Polynesian The primal generator, the female Spirit who dwells in darkness at the base of the dark underworld of Avaiki. Polynesian
"Vari-ma-te-takere" Polynesia The primeval mother who lived in Avaiki, the coconut shell at the begining of the universe. Mangaia, Polynesia
God name "Varuna" Hindu A thousand-eyed God who sees all that happens in the world. Hindu
Goddess name "Varuni" Hindu Originally the waters of origin, she became the Goddess of golden liquor, wine and intoxication. Hindu
Angel name "Vasa" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Goddess name "Vasanta" India Goddess of spring, learning, music, poetry and disco. North India
Goddess name "Vasantadevi" Buddhist/ Tibet A Goddess of spring
God name "Vasio" Gaelic God of the Vocontii. Gaelic
Deities name "Vasu[s]" Hindu/ India A generic title for the gods/ Deities that attend Indra
"Vasudeva" Hindu Interpreted as 'descendant of Vasudeva', another name for Krishna. Hindu
"Vasudhara" Buddhist A female Buddha designate
God name "Vasudhara" Buddhist The Buddhist bodhisattva of abundance and fertility. She is considered to be the consort of Kuvera, the God of wealth.
Deity name "Vasudhara" Nepal Popular in Nepal, where she is a common household Deity(god). She is one of the Vasus mentioned in the Rig Veda.
Goddess name "Vasumattisri" Buddhist/ Mayhayana A minor Goddess
Deities name "Vasus" Hindu Attendant Deities of Indra, and later Vishnu. They are eight elemental gods representing aspects of nature, representing cosmic natural phenomenon. The name Vasu means 'Dweller' or 'Dwelling'. Hindu
Goddess name "Vasusri" Buddhist Minor Goddess Buddhist/Mahayana
Deity name "Vasya-Tara" Java The presiding Deity(god) of Candi Kalasan. Java
God name "Vata" Hindu/Persian God of the wind and a deity with a violent personality. Hindu/Persian
God name "Vayu" Buddhist A God of the northwestern quarter
"Vayu" Vedic Personification of the wind. Vedic
God name "Vayukmara" Jain/ India A God
Deities name "Ve" Norse Brother of Odin and Vili. He was one of the three Deities who took part in the creation of the world. Norse
Spirit name "Ve'ai" Koryak/ S Siberia The feminine vegetation Spirit & personification of the grasslands
"Ved Ava" Russia A personification of the water. Russia
Goddess name "Veden Emo" Finnish Goddess of water. Finnish
Goddess name "Vedenemo" Finnish "mother of waters", Karelian Goddess of water. Finnish
Goddess name "Vedenemo (mother of waters)" Finland Karelian Goddess of water
Goddess name "Vedma" Slavic Goddess on a broomstick who causes storms, keeps the water of life and death, and knows all about herbs. She can appear either young and beautiful or old and ugly. Slavic
Spirit name "Veehaldjas" Estonian Spirit of the water, the weaver of a spring. Estonian
Spirit name "Veen" Finnish The Water Mother, a Spirit believed to rule the waters and their bounty. Finnish
"Vegtam" Norse A name assumed by Odin. Norse
God name "Veiovis" Etruscan Vedius, "little Jupiter" or "the destructive Jupiter," and identified with Pluto. But Veiovis seems to designate an Etruscan divinity of a destructive nature, whose fearful lightnings produced deafness in those who were to be struck by them, even before they were actually hurled. He was represented as a youthful God armed with arrows, and his festival fell before the nones of March.
God name "Veive" Etruscan Another name for the Etruscan God Veiovis.
Goddess name "Veja Mate" Latvia Goddess of the wind was also responsible for birds and the woodlands. Latvia
Spirit name "Vejopatis" Lithuanian The Spirit of wind. He is the father of the winds, usually described as a wrathful, inexorable, evil spirit with a beard, wings and two faces. Lithuanian and Prussian
Spirit name "Velaute'mtilan" Koryak/ SE Siberia He is a vegetation Spirit
Spirit name "Vele" Lithuanian Spirits of dead human beings. Lithuanian
God name "Veles" Slavic A major Slavic God of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with dragons, cattle, magic, musicians, wealth and trickery. He is also the opponent of thunder-god Perun, and the battle between two of them constitutes one of the most important myths of Slavic mythology.
God name "Veles/ Volos" Russia/ Slavic A God of flocks & herds, death & the Underworld
Goddess name "Veliuona" Lithuanian A Goddess of death. Lithuanian
Goddess name "Vellamo" Finland The wife of Ahti, Goddess of the sea, lakes and storms. A current image of Vellamo can be seen on the coat of arms of Pдijдnne Tavastia.
Goddess name "Vellamo" Finnish Goddess the Goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti, the god of the sea and of fishing. Finnish
"Velnias" Lithuanian The devil or evil personified. Lithuanian
Goddess name "Velu Mate" Latvia Chthonic underworld Goddess and the queen of the dead Latvia
God name "Venda" Dravidian Creator God, an ancient vegetation deity Dravidian/Tamil
Nymph name "Venilia" Roman A Roman divinity connected with the winds (venti) and the sea. Virgil and Ovid describe her as a Nymph, a sister of Amata, and the wife of Faunus, by whom she became the mother of Turnus, Jutuma, and Canens. Aeneid x. Metamorphoses by Ovid xiv.)
God name "Venkata" Hindu Form of the God of Visnu Hindu/Puranic/Epic
God name "Venti" Greek The winds. They appear personified even in the Homeric poems, but at the same time they are conceived as ordinary phenomena of nature. The master and ruler of all the winds is Aeolus, but the other Gods also, especially Zeus, exercise a power over them. Greek
Goddess name "Venus" Greek The Goddess of love among the Romans, and more especially of sensual love. Previously to her identification with the Greek Aphrodite, she was one of the least important divinities in the religion of the Romans, and it is observed by the ancients themselves, that her name was not mentioned in any of the documents relating to the kingly period of Roman history.
Goddess name "Venus Victrix" Roman Venus, as Goddess of victory, represented on numerous Roman coins.
Goddess name "Venus/ Dion/ Cytherea" Roman A Goddess of love, beauty, springtime, vineyards
"Veor [Defender]" Norse A name of Thor. Norse
Goddess name "Verbeia" British Goddess of the Wharfe and Avon Rivers. British
Demon name "Verbti" Albania God of fire His name means "blind one". In Albanian folklore he has perfect hearing and an aversion to obscene language and corruption. With Christianization he was reviled as a Demon and associated with hell. Albania
King name "Verdandi" Norse One of the three norns, along with Urd and Skuld. Her name literally is the present tense of be or "to be" and is commonly translated as "in the maKing" or "that which is happening/becoming". She is the present moment. Norse
Supreme god name "Vere-pas" Russia The Supreme God, ‘the god who is above’. The Ezra, Russia
God name "Verethragna Persia" Iran The God of victory, he is perceived to be present in the wind
God name "Verevctor" Roman A minor God of plowing who was associated with the sacrifices to Tellus & Ceres
Goddess name "Veritas" Roman The Goddess of truth and a daughter of Saturn. Roman
"Veronica" Christian It is said that a maiden handed her handkerchief to Jesus on His way to Calvary. He wiped the sweat from his brow, returned the handkerchief to the owner, and went on. The handkerchief was found to bear a perfect likeness of the Saviour, and was called Vera-Iconica (true likeness), and the maiden was ever after called St. Veronica. One of these handkerchiefs is preserved at St. Peter's church in Rome, and another in Milan cathedral. Christian
Goddess name "Verplaca" Roman Goddess of family harmony. Roman
Goddess name "Verticordia" Roman "Changer of the Heart", an attribute of Venus, the Goddess who turns the hearts of men. Roman
God name "Vertumnus" Roman A minor God of orchards & gardens, likely of of Etruscan origin his festival is beingVertumnalia on August 13th
God name "Vertumnus" Roman Is said to have been an Etruscan divinity whose worship was introduced at Rome by an ancient Vulsinian colony. The name signifies "the God who changes or metamorphoses himself." For this reason the Romans connected Vertumnus with all occurrences to which the verb verto applies, such as the change of seasons, purchase and sale, the return of rivers to their proper beds,etc. But in reality the god was connected only with the transformation of plants, and their progress from being in blossom to that of bearing fruit. Roman
Goddess name "Vesna" Slavic Goddess of the spring. Slavic
Goddess name "Vesta" Roman Was the Goddess of the hearth, and therefore inseparably connected with the Penates, for Aeneas was believed to have brought the eternal fire of Vesta from Troy, along with the images of the Penates. The praetors, consuls, and dictators, before entering upon their official functions, sacrificed not only to the Penates, but also to Vesta at Lavinium. (The Aeneid by Virgil. Book II)
Goddess name "Vestal Virgin" Greek A nun, a religieuse, properly a maiden dedicated to the service of the Goddess Vesta. The duty of these virgins was to keep the fire of the temple always burning, both day and night. They were required to be of spotless chastity. Greek
"Vestre" Norse The dwarf presiding over the west region. Norse
Goddess name "Vetali" Buddhist Goddess of terrifying appearance and the destroyer of Mara. Buddhist
Spirit name "Veteema" Estonian The Water Mother, a Spirit believed to rule the waters and their bounty. Estonian
"Vetustas" Roman The Roman personification of antiquity, long duration, great age ancient times, antiquity.
Goddess name "Vi of Wara" German A Goddess of healing springs
"Vica Pota" Roman "the Victor and Conqueror" (quae vincit et potitur), was a Roman divinity of victory.
Goddess name "Victoria" Roman the Goddess of victory that became an attack by the Christians with an angelic capacity
"Victrix" Roman Another name for Venus. Roman
"Vidar" Norse Son of Odin and the giantess Grid. He dwells in Landvide. He slays the Fenris-wolf in Ragnarok. Rules with Vale after Ragnarok. Norse
Goddess name "Vidyadevi" Jain/ India The generic title for a group of 16 Goddesses that are associated with knowledge & learning
King name "Vidyaraja" Buddhist King of Knowledge. Buddhist
God name "Vidyesvara" Hindu The eight aspects of Siva. These beings are included in the category of pure creation. This category is created by God himself. Hindu
God name "Vidyraja" Buddhist/ Meola A tutelary God concerned with the implementation of the law
Goddess name "Vierge" Haiti/ Vodun A sea Goddess
"Vierge Ouvrante" Christian The Opening Virgin with the whole world in her womb. Christian
God name "Vigrid [A battle]" Norse The field of battle where the Gods and the sons of Surt meet in Ragnarok. Norse
Nymph name "Vila" Slavic Willi or Veela, are the Slavic versions of Nymphs, who have power over storms, which they delight in sending down on lonely travelers. They are known to live in meadows, ponds, oceans, trees, and clouds.
"Vile" Norse Vili. Brother of Odin and Ve. These three sons of Bor and Bestla construct the world out of Ymer's body. Vile. Norse
Spirit name "Villenangi" Africa The 'First Appearer'. The supreme Spirit, and ancestor god. The Zulu, South Africa
"Vimer" Norse A river that Thor crosses. Norse
"Vindheim" Norse Windhome. The place that the sons of Balder and Hoder are to inhabit after Ragnarok. Norse
"Vindsval" Norse The father of winter. Norse
"Vingolf" Norse Vingolf [The mansion of bliss] The palace of the asynjes. Norse
"Vingthor" Norse A name of Thor. Norse
God name "Viracocha" Inca God of storms and war, the chief deity. Inca
Goddess name "Viradechthis aka Harimella" Scotland Goddess of protection. Scotland
Goddess name "Viranakka" Saami A Goddess of hunting
Goddess name "Virbius" Roman An ancient mythical king of Aricia and a favourite of Diana, who, when he had died, called him to life and intrusted him to the care of the nymph Aegeria. The fact of his being a favourite of Diana, the Taurian Goddess, seems to have led the Romans to identify him with Hippolytus who, according to some traditions, had established the worship of Diana. Roman
Goddess name "Virginalis" Roman A title of the Goddess Juno. In this aspect she protected virginity.
"Virginia" Roman Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Clause.
Goddess name "Virilis" Roman An aspect of the Goddess Fortuna who attended a man's career. Roman
Goddess name "Viriplaca" Roman "the Goddess who soothes the anger of man," was a surname of Juno, describing her as the restorer of peace between married people. Roman
"Virmalised" Estonian The personification of the Polar Lights. Estonian
King name "Virtus" Roman The Roman personification of manly valour. She was represented with a short tunic, her right breast uncovered, a helmet on her head, a spear in her left hand, a sword in the right, and standing with her right foot on a helmet. There was a golden statue of her at Rome, which Alaricus, King of the Goths, melted down. Roman
"Vis" Greek The Roman personification of strength, force, vigor, power, energy. Similar to the Greek Bia in regards to hostile strength, force and violence personified.
"Vishnu" Hindu The All-Pervading essence of all beings, the master of and beyond the past, present and future, the creator and destroyer of all existences, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. Hindu
Deity name "Vivasvat" India Visvakarma or Vivasvan, a solar Deity(god) and another name for Surya. India
King name "Vivien" Britain Lady of the Lake. Vivien, mistress of Merlin, the enchanter, who lived in the midst of an imaginary lake, surrounded by knights and damsels. Tennyson, in the Idylls of the King, tells the story of Vivien and Merlin. Britain
Goddess name "Vodni Panny" Slavic A Goddesses of rivers
Nymph name "Vodui Panny" Slavic Slavic water Nymphs.
Spirit name "Vodyanoy" Slavic A malevolent water Spirit who likes to drown humans. Slavic
God name "Volos" Slavic God of cattle. wealth and commerce. Slavic
God name "Volturnus" Sabine A river God of the waters, probably derived from a local Sabine regional cult.
"Volupia" Roman The personification of sensual pleasure among the Romans. She is also called Voluptas.
Goddess name "Voluptas" Roman A Goddess of sensual pleasure
"Voluspa" Norse Prophecy of the Seeress, is the first and best known poem of the Poetic Edda. It tells the story of the creation of the world and its coming end related by a volva or seeress addressing Odin. Norse
"Volxdo Sioda" Enochian The Divine name ruling sub-element Earth of Fire. Enochian
Goddess name "Vor" Norse The Goddess of betrothals and marriages. Norse
Deities name "Vossins" Roman Their three chief Deities were Jupiter, Neptnne, and Pluto.
"Vritra" Vedic The snake of darkness. Enemy of Indra.
God name "Vulcan" Greek The Roman smith God, identified with the Greek god Hephaestus. He was traditionally introduced to Rome by either Romulus or Titus Tatius. There were no specific legends concerning Vulcan but he played an important part in the success of various heroes by providing invincible armour for them. In Virgil's Aeneid, Vulcan made a superb suit of armour for Aeneas at Venus' request. He made a shield (called the Aegis) and thunderbolts for Jupiter and in return received Venus as his wife.
God name "Vulcanus" Roman The Roman God of fire, whose name seems to be connected with fulgere, fulgur, and fulmen.
God name "Vulturus" Roman God of the East Wind. Roman
"Vдinдmцinen" Finland The old and wise man, who possessed a potent, magical voice. The central character in Finnish folklore and he is the main character in the Kalevala.