Vincent Origin and Meaning

The name Vincent is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "conquering".

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.

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Famous People Named Vincent

  • Saint Vincent de PaulFrench priest who served the poor
  • Vincent Willem van GoghDutch painter
  • Vincent Neil Whartonbirth name of Vince Neil, American lead singer of Motley Crue
  • Vincent Edward "Vin" ScullyAmerican sportscaster
  • Vincent Anthony "Vince" VaughnAmerican actor
  • Vincent "Vinny" GuadagninoAmerican reality TV personality ("Jersey Shore")
  • Vincent CasselFrench actor
  • Vincent Philip D'OnofrioAmerican actor
  • Vincent Vito GalloAmerican actor and director
  • Vincent Lamar "Vince" CarterAmerican basketball player
  • Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahonAmerican professional wrestling promoter
  • Vincent Frank "Vinny" TestaverdeAmerican football player
  • Vincent Thomas "Vince" LombardiAmerican legendary NFL coach
  • (Michael) Vincent O'BrienIrish racehorse trainer
  • Vincent Furnierbirth name of American rock musician Alice Cooper
  • (Charles) Vincent Massey18th Governor,General of Canada
  • Vincent Leonard PriceAmerican actor
  • Vincent MinnelliAmerican film director
  • Vincent "Vinnie" RichardsAmerican tennis player
  • Vincent Grant "Vince" GillAmerican country music singer
  • Vincent CanbyAmerican journalist and film critic
  • Vincent Paul KartheiserAmerican actor
  • Vincent Edward "Bo" JacksonAmerican NFL Football Player
  • Vincent LecavalierCanadian professional ice hockey player
  • Vincent 'Vinnie' JonesBritish soccer player and actor
  • Vincent CyrAmerican Youtuber
  • Vincent Rodriguez IIIFilipino,American actor, singer, and dancer
  • St. Vincentstage name of female singer,songwriter Anne Clark
  • Vincent Barrett Priceson of actor Vincent Price
  • Vincent Charlesson of singer Ray Charles
  • Vincent Frank Testaverde Jr.son of NFL player Vinny Testaverde
  • Vincent Żuławskison of actress Sophie Marceau and director Andrzej Żuławski
  • Vincent Sinclair (b. 2010)son of actor Vin Diesel
  • Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander (b. 2011)Prince of Denmark, son of Crown Prince Frederik
  • Vincent Palotai (b. 2013)son of musicians Simone Simons of Epica and Oliver Palotai of Kamelot
  • Vincent Ralph Pagano (b. 2015)son of celebrity chef Ralph Pagano

Vincent in Pop Culture

  • Vincent Milovnícicharacter in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
  • Vincent "Vince" Chasecharacter on TV's "Entourage"
  • Vincentcharacter in video game "Silent Hill 3"
  • Vincent Lauriacharacter in 1986 film "The Color of Money"
  • Vincent Valentinecharacter in video game Final Fantasy VII
  • Vincent NigelMurray, intern on TV's "Bones"
  • Vincent LaGuardia "Vinny" Gambinimain character in film "My Cousin Vinny"
  • Vincentcharacter in film "Collateral"
  • Vincent Pierre "Vince" LaSallecharacter in animated series "Recess"
  • Vincent PhantomhiveCiel's father in anime "Black Butler"
  • Vincent Benedictone of the twins from film "Twins"
  • Vincent Rosetticharacter on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
  • Vincent Wingfieldmain character in G. A. Henty's "With Lee in Virginia"
  • Vincentdog on TV's "Lost"
  • Vincent Corleonecharacter in film "The Godfather Part III"
  • Vincent "Vince" Clarkmain character on British comedy series "15 Storeys High"
  • Vincent KellerThe Beast in 2012 TV series "Beauty and the Beast"
  • Vincent Crabbecharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Vincent Vegacharacter in the film "Pulp Fiction"
  • V.I.N.CENT "Vital Information Necessary CENTralized" robot in 1979 Disney film "The Black Hole"
  • Vincent Alexandros "Vinnie" Pattersoncharacter on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Vincent Nightraycharacter in anime/manga "Pandora Hearts"
  • Vincent Ebonycharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Vincent Griffithcharacter on TV's "The Originals"
  • Vincent Alcottcharacter in anime/manga "Letter Bee"
  • Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarinocharacter on TV's 'Welcome Back Kotter'
  • Vincent Gravercharacter in the book 'My Babysitter Is A Vampire' by Ann Hodgman

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