Victor Origin and Meaning

The name Victor is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "conqueror".

Victor is one of the earliest Christian names, borne (as Vittorio) by several saints and popes, symbolizing Christ's victory over death. It has been quietly in the Top 200 since 1880, but just recently has taken on a cool edge by fashionable parents in London and seems ripe for a similar reevaluation here too.

Victor made it big in the English-speaking world during the reign of Queen Victoria, one of the few boys’ names popularized by a female version.

Victor was the first name of Dr. Frankenstein, the scholar who brings the monster to life, and the romantic figure of Victor Laszlo in Casablanca, not to mention the esteemed writer Victor Hugo.

Victor is currently popular in Denmark, Belgium and Spain. The Italian version Vittorio adds a large measure of charm.

# 217 in the US

Victor Rank in US Top 1000

# 325 on Nameberry

Victor Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Victor Popularity

Famous People Named Victor

  • Victor HugoFrench novelist, playwright, and poet, author of 'Les Misérables'
  • Victor CousinFrench philosopher
  • Victor CruzAmerican football wide receiver
  • Victor UlloaMexican,American soccer player
  • Victor Joseph GarberCanadian actor and singer
  • Victor "Vic" FuentesMexican vocalist and guitarist
  • Victor KraatzCanadian ice dancer
  • Victor WeisskopfAustrian,born American theoretical physicist
  • Victor Valdesretired Spanish professional footballer
  • Victor FrenchAmerican actor
  • Victor Grignardwinner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
  • Victor Francis Hesswinner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Victor JaraChilean folk singer
  • Victor BlackwellAmerican CNN anchor
  • Victor Sánchez MataSpanish professional footballer

Victor in Pop Culture

  • Victor Frankensteincharacter from "Frankenstein"
  • Victor "Sully" Sullivancharacter from the Uncharted game series
  • Victor Creedalso known as Sabretooth, character in Marvel Universe
  • Victor Borkowskialso known as Anole, character in Marvel Universe
  • Victor von Doomalso known as Doctor Doom, character in Marvel Universe
  • Victor Shadealso known as Vision, character in Marvel Universe
  • Victor Crocodilemember of Team Chaotic in the video game "Sonic"
  • Victor "Vic" Vancefrom video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"
  • Dr. Victor Friesalso known as Mister Freeze, character in DC Universe
  • Victor "Vic" Stonealso known as Cyborg, character in DC Universe
  • Victor Frankensteinmain character of Disney movie "Frankenweenie"
  • Victor Mancinifrom movie "Choke"
  • Victor Van Dortcharacter in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  • Victor Dalimarcharacter from the Ravenhearst series in Big Fish games' Mystery case files (Charles' son)
  • Victor Townsendcharacter in Yesterday's child, by Barbara Wood
  • Victor de Gisonscharacter in G. A. Henty's, In the Reign of Terror
  • Victor Newmancharacter on soap opera "Young and the Restless"
  • Victorcharacter on TV's Dollhouse
  • Victor Morrisoncharacter on TV's Ally McBeal
  • Victor S. Courtthe Spiritmaster in Bravely Default and guardian to Victoria F. Stein.
  • Victorcharacter in Parenthood
  • Victor Colleanocharacher on TV's Mr. Selfridge
  • Victor Von Ioncharacter in the movie "Ratchet & Clank"
  • Victor Laszlocharacter in "Casablanca"
  • Victor Chestertoncharacter in "Sims" series
  • Victor Frankenstein from the otome visual novel Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirthonly very loosely based on his namesake.
  • Victor Nikiforovcharacter in "Yuri on Ice"
  • Victor Talking Machine CompanyAmerican flagship record company founded in 1901
  • Victor Benedictcharacter in Jose Stirling series of "Benedict Brothers"
  • Victor Zsaszcharacter in the DC Universe