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Gender: Male Pronunciation: NIK-ah-nor Meaning of Nicanor: "victory" Origin of Nicanor: Greek

The name Nicanor is a boy's name meaning "victory". Nicanor and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Victory.

From the experts:

Derived from Greek name Nike “victory”, this name has been borne by many notable figures, from ancient times to the present day. It belonged to several early kings of Macedonia and to a 1st-century Catholic saint, Nicanor the Deacon, which accounts for its use in the Spanish-speaking world to this day.

Literary namesakes include prominent Chilean poet Nicanor Parra, a spy in Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus, and an unfortunate bureaucrat in Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.

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Famous People Named Nicanor

(Óscar) Nicanor Duarte, 47th President of Paraguay
Nicanor Segundo Parra, Chilean poet
Nicanor Jesús "Nicky" Pineda Perlas III, Filipino activist and politician
Nicanor Santa Ana Abelardo, Filipino composer
Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist
Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, American microbiologist and priest
Nicanor González del Solar, Argentine rugby union player

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