Valerie. Vera. Vanessa. Veronica. Violet. Vivian. Verbena. Velma. Virginia. [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Victor.]]

Something about the [[XtremeKoolLetterz V's]] serve to make names sexier. They're also fairly unusual, which is probably part of it. As a result, a woman with a V name in a work is often a hint that she's supposed to be the alluring one. BettyAndVeronica have those names for a reason. [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Bonus points]] if [[AlliterativeName the first and last name of the character both start with V]].

[[AlwaysFemale Usually female]], but not necessarily; names like Victor, Vincent, Vernon, [[DevilMayCry Vergil]], [[HuskyRusskie Vladimir]] or [[BeMyValentine Valentine]] can come off as this as well.

Avoid real life examples unless it's a stage name or otherwise invokes this trope; someone good looking happening to have a name starting with V isn't good enough.

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!!Examples

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Vanessa Rene from ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' has quite a few admirers, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer both male and female]], including the eponymous ActionGirl.
%%* Lelouch '''vi''' Britannia, from ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
%%%Square pegged, by the same logic, any member of The Von Trope Family who happens to be remotely sexy despite not having a name starting with "V" would count.
* Veronica from ''FrankenFran'' is a subversion: while she is cute, many people in-universe consider her creepy, due to being an ArtificialHuman.

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]] from ArchieComics is an early example, and maybe a TropeCodifier.
* Vicki Vale from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* Another comic book example is the fairly obscure MarvelUniverse heroine Vienna, who qualifies.
* V'Lana, a sort of EvilCounterpart to Queen Mera from ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}''
* ''Comicbook/VForVendetta'''s eponymous character, "V". There was also a beautiful actress called Valerie.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Veronica Corningstone from ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was like this. She arrives at the news station and all the men completely lose it.
* The first ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie of the modern era uses Vicki Vale as the love interest.
* Velma and Veronica Kelly from ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' aim for the sultry jazz girl image. And succeed.
* A famous male example is Vincent Vega from ''Film/PulpFiction'', played by Creator/JohnTravolta.
* Vesper Lynd from ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', played at her alluring best by Creator/EvaGreen.
* Violet from the movie ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'', played by Mila Jovovich
* Vivian from ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' may or may not be an example. She's portrayed as stuffy and not particularly sensual, but on the other hand Warner leaves Elle for her and she ''is'' played by Selma Blair
* Many of Creator/AdamSandler's love interests in his films have {{alliterative name}}s starting with V. Veronica Vaughn in ''Film/BillyMadison'', Virginia Venit in ''HappyGilmore'', and Vicki Vallencourt in ''TheWaterboy'' are the best examples. ''BigDaddy'' has a "Vanessa"; while she is not the female lead, she ''is'' visibly sexier than the woman Adam winds up with.
* Violet Bick, Bedford Falls' resident flirt, in ''ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* Violet from film ''Film/{{Bound}} (1996)''.
* Vendice Partners from ''Film/{{Absolute Beginners}}'' is played by DAVID BOWIE. Enough said.
* Vivian, the HookerWithAHeartOfGold from ''Film/PrettyWoman''

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in regards to Viktor Krum from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He's an international Quidditch player, which makes all the girls at Hogwarts swoon over him, but he's also described as not especially attractive, and spends a good deal of time in the library.
** Vincent Crabbe is a definite aversion because he is obese and ugly.
** There is a fair chance that Fleur and Bill's daughter Victoire is this, considering that her mother is said to be extremely attractive, her father implied to be handsome, and she is 1/8 Veela (and Veela are known for their otherworldly beauty).
* Vittoria Vetra from DanBrown's ''AngelsAndDemons''. The sexy Italian yoga master.
* Vesper Lynd from ''Casino Royale'', as mentioned above.
* ''ConanTheBarbarian'' gives us the pirate queen Valeria.
* Vanessa in the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' stories. Lampshaded in "You Don't Have To Be Mad..." where she goes undercover as Vanessa Vail, and [[BedlamHouse the Pleasant Green Centre]] turns this into "vivacious Veevee".
* Victor Tuglebend/Marachino, the handsome leading man in ''Discworld/MovingPictures''.
* Vivian Regan in ''Literature/TheBigSleep''.
* In the first ''Literature/BridgetJones'' book, Bridget lived in an apartment block with a very gorgeous woman named Vanessa.
* Vanessa from the ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' series is described in universe as "smoking-hot."
* Vicky from Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson was very attractive and popular when she was alive.
* Vida in Creator/RichardBrautigan's ''The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966'', who is described as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman.


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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In an episode of ''Series/BetterOffTed'', the boss attempts to blackmail one of the pawns into signing a waiver using her best sultry act.
--> '''Veronica:''' "Ooh. I like the way you say my name. Veronica... Ooh. I like the way I say it too"
--> '''Corporate Mook:''' "I could listen to you say your name all day"
--> '''Veronica:''' "So could I!"
* On a season of ''TheBachelor'', the winner was a woman named Vienna. Let's just say she didn't win because of her social graces.
* Vincent from ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' may not be the handsomest -- but he makes Catherine's heart go pitter-patter. And quite a bit of the audience as well.
* Vyvyan on ''TheYoungOnes'' is a strange, mainly fan-reaction example. He is a crude, spotty, violent, antagonistic [[TheQuincyPunk Quincy Punk]] -- in other words, a character blatantly ''not'' intended to be sexy. Nevertheless, a great number of the show’s female fans consider him to be the hottest of the four lads, thus also buying him a pair of [[DracoInLeatherPants leather pants]]. Being played by the [[TheComicStripPresents Comic Strip’s]] resident {{Bishonen}}, Adrian Edmondson, may have something to do with it as well.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'''s Veruca manages to entrance every male member of the Scooby Gang, even [[spoiler:the ones who are not a werewolf]].
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' has Vypra, who wears one of the most {{Stripperific}} outfits in the entire franchise.
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' plays with this as OneShotCharacter Nikki Valentina definitely fits this trope, but it's her last name that starts with a V.
** Subverted in ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' where the first thing you notice about Vida is her aggressive personality, BoyishShortHair and punk rock style clothes.
** Defied in ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' as Veronica prefers to go by Ronny. Although she's still sought after by [[NorseMythology Norse Gods]].
* Victoria Metcalfe, the dangerous bank robber who was also alluring and seductive to Constable Fraser and nearly ruined and killed him on ''Series/DueSouth''
* Vicki from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''
* The titular character from ''Series/VeronicaMars''. Although to some this feels more like an InformedAttractiveness, everyone in-universe appeared to find her sexy.
* Will from ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' was quite taken with Valerie in ''Grumpy Old Men''.
* [[MissFanService Valerie Malone]] from ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''
* Vala Mal Doran from ''Series/StargateSG1''.


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[[folder: Manhwa ]]

* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Jyu Viole Grace, [[spoiler: Twentyfifth Baam's new identity]].

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[[folder: Mythology ]]

* The [[ClassicalMythology Roman]] LoveGoddess Venus.
* One name for the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legend is Viviane. Obviously she isn't really "sexy" in a traditional sense (in most interpretations anyway), but is mysterious and powerful, and the name adds to that.
** Merlin's [[MerlinAndNimue apprentice]] is also sometimes referred to as Vivaine or Nivian, and she's a rather more sexualized figure.

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* Vittorio Vidal in ''Theatre/SweetCharity'' (male example).

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Vincent Valentine from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' (male example).
* Vanessa from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.
* Vanessa Lewis from ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter''
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' has Velanna, a female Elf party member.
** Who shared a [[HeyItsThatVoice voice]] [[GreyDeLisle actress]] with [[TokenEvilTeammate Viconia]] [[AlliterativeName de Vir]] in ''BaldursGate''.
* Velvet "V.V." Velour from ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. It's easy to overlook the small fact that she is technically dead. In fact an InvokedTrope, as her real name is quite ordinary. She became "V.V." as the owner of a strip club.
* Vanessa Z. Schneider from ''VideoGame/PN03''.
* [[HospitalHottie Valentine]] from ''{{Skullgirls}}''
** Her real name is Valerie as well.
** On the side character/potential DLC side theres Mrs.Victoria, her [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo alter ego]] [[HornyDevils D. Violet]], and Venus.
* Velvet from OdinSphere. Who is also the [[{{Stripperiffic}} most]] [[MsFanservice fanservicey]] [[HotWitch character]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'' is [[IAmNotShazam not the name of the heroine]], though it is the name of her ChainmailBikini.
* The Beauty class in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' includes trainers named Victoria and Valerie.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Veronica Reed from ''QuestionableContent'' is a kink model under the name Veronica Vance.
* Valerie from ''SluggyFreelance'' is certainly drawn to look fairly sexy, and is Torg's first real love interest. And she's a vampire to boot.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Vanessa, codename Vox, of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Girlfriend of Phase, and regarded as one of the hot freshman girls at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy. To top it off, she's a Siren.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', what name does Ursula take when she turns into a sultry young woman in order to seduce Erik? Vanessa, of course.
* Found in Vanessa from ''PhineasAndFerb'', of all places.
* Subverted with Velma from the Franchise/ScoobyDoo series with her football helmet-shaped hair, nerdy glasses, and blaze-orange oversized sweater. [[NerdsAreSexy Unless you're into that sort of thing.]]
* Chef's succubus girlfriend Veronica from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Veronica Varlow of EmilieAutumn's backup band. She's also known as The Naughty Veronica; she used to be a pinup model and a burlesque actress.
* The name "Vanessa" was coined by Jonathan Swift (of ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' fame) to refer to his longtime lover, Esther Vanhomrigh. TropeMaker?
* Not a person, but the Victoria's Secret lingerie company certainly.
* Sultry 1940s actress Veronica Lake, who was a popular pin-up girl. Her birth name was Constance Frances Marie Ockelman.
* A "venus" (named after the aforementioned [[ClassicalMythology Roman]] LoveGoddess) is an artistic portrayal of a beautiful nude woman. For example, the Venus de Milo.

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