"Seras Victoria" is a British character, yet her name sounds as if it were put in Japanese (surname first) order. It is also possible that Seras (serasu) is intended to be "Celes," which would be a correct British spelling, but "Celes" would usually be represented as seresu in Japanese. "Celas" is a real surname (possibly Spanish), and matches the Japanese spelling, but it is, for some reason, less popular than others. The final variant is "Ceres," which seems to be tied in popularity with "Seras". This is most likely the case, because Ceres was a Roman goddess—Demeter, in the name's Greek form (and the name of the ship Dracula used to arrive to England)—and the name spawned from mythology, which Hellsing is heavily steeped in (e.g. the Bird of Hermes) and Hirano is prone to using. However, at Anime Expo '05, Kouta Hirano himself apparently dispelled the idea that any one spelling of the forementioned English variations of her name was technically/canonically correct. When asked by a fan what the correct spelling was, he replied that he was pressed for time when he was coming up with her name, and because his English is limited he never derived an anglicized equivalent, implying that fans can use whichever romanized version they fancy most. It is also possible that the name Seras Victoria is derived from Spanish meaning will be victorious. Another translation, using French and Latin, would be "you (the you being a woman) will be victorious".