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Gender: M Meaning of Vincent: "conquering" Origin of Vincent: Latin Vincent's Popularity in 2014: #104

Vincent is a name with a complex image. After being quietly used for centuries, it is suddenly seeming stylish, along wih other V names. Even the nickname Vince has been given a reprieve via actor Vince Vaughn and country singer Vince Gill. Vin Diesel was born with the more prosaic name Mark Vincent.

Vincent was popular during the Middle Ages, especially among the French, who brought it to England. There are a number of St. Vincents, most famous of whom is St. Vincent de Paul, a seventeenth century French priest who organized societies of laymen to help the poor.

Vincent has always been a favorite of Roman Catholic families, particularly in the Italian community. Its most notable bearer was Vincent Van Gogh, but there also was philanthropist Vincent Astor, who gave it a patrician edge, and actors Vincent Price and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Vincent/Vince/Vinny has appeared on screen as the central characters of My Cousin Vinny and Entourage. John Travolta had two key Vin-roles: Vinnie Barbarino in the TV series that launched him (Welcome Back, Kotter), and as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction. Vincent was the gentle giant on TV's Beauty and the Beast, and Ethan Hawke played a Vincent in Gattaca.

Famous People Named Vincent

Vincent Willem van Gogh, Dutch painter
Saint Vincent de Paul, French priest who served the poor
Vincent Neil Wharton, birth name of Vince Neil, American lead singer of Motley Crue
Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully, American sportscaster
Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn, American actor
Vincent "Vinny" Guadagnino, American reality TV personality ("Jersey Shore")
Vincent Cassel, French actor
Vincent Philip D'Onofrio, American actor
Vincent Vito Gallo, American actor and director
Vincent Lamar "Vince" Carter, American basketball player
Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
Vincent Frank "Vinny" Testaverde, American football player
Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi, American legendary NFL coach
(Michael) Vincent O'Brien, Irish racehorse trainer
Vincent Furnier, birth name of American rock musician Alice Cooper
(Charles) Vincent Massey, 18th Governor-General of Canada
Vincent Leonard Price, American actor
Vincent "Vinnie" Richards, American tennis player
Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander, Prince of Denmark
Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill, American country music singer
Vincent Canby, American journalist and film critic
Vincent Paul Kartheiser, American actor
Mark Sinclair Vincent, birth name of Vin Diesel, American actor
Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson, American NFL Football Player
Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian professional ice hockey player
Vincent Cyr, American Youtuber
St. Vincent, stage name of female singer-songwriter Anne Clark
Vincent Ralph Pagano (b. 2015), son of celebrity chef Ralph Pagano

Pop Culture References for the name Vincent

Vincent Milovníci, character in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
Vincent "Vince" Chase, character on TV's "Entourage"
Vincent, character in video game "Silent Hill 3"
Vincent Lauria, character in 1986 film "The Color of Money"
Vincent Valentine, character in video game Final Fantasy VII
Vincent Nigel-Murray, intern on TV's "Bones"
Vincent LaGuardia "Vinny" Gambini, main character in film "My Cousin Vinny"
Vincent, character in film "Collateral"
Vincent Pierre "Vince" LaSalle, character in animated series "Recess"
Vincent Phantomhive, Ciel's father in anime "Black Butler"
Vincent Benedict, one of the twins from film "Twins"
Vincent Rosetti, character on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Vincent Wingfield, main character in G. A. Henty's "With Lee in Virginia"
Vincent, dog on TV's "Lost"
Vincent Corleone, character in film "The Godfather Part III"
Vincent "Vince" Clark, main character on British comedy series "15 Storeys High"
Vincent Keller, The Beast in 2012 TV series "Beauty and the Beast"
Vincent Crabbe, character in the Harry Potter series
Vincent Vega, character in the film "Pulp Fiction"
V.I.N.CENT "Vital Information Necessary CENTralized," robot in 1979 Disney film "The Black Hole"
Vincent Alexandros "Vinnie" Patterson, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Vincent Nightray, character in anime/manga "Pandora Hearts"
Vincent Ebony, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series

Vincent's International Variations

Vicenzo, Vincenzio (Italian) Vencel, Vincien, Vince, Vinzenz, Vinci (Hungarian) Wincenty, Wicent, Wienczyslav, Wienczylaw (Polish) Vincentius (Dutch) Vicenc (Czech) Vicente (Spanish) Uinseann (Gaelic) VicenÇ (Catalan) Vincens (German)