Gender: Male Meaning of Victor: "conqueror" Origin of Victor: Latin Victor's Popularity in 2019: #186

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.

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Rank in US: #186

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Pop Culture References for the name Victor

Vitin, Victer, Vick, Vic, Victorin, Victorien, Victa

Victor's International Variations

Wictor (Polish) Vidor (Hungarian) Victorio, Victoriano, Victoro, Victorino (Spanish) Viktor, Vitya (Russian) Vittorio (Italian) Victoir (French)


Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


I don't like Victoria but I LOVE Victor and Viktor.
Victor Nikiforov, anyone?

rosefinch Says:


It could work as an English name or nickname for Avigdor.

Rosie2525 Says:


I like this name. It feels strong and intelligent. I love the name Victoria, but can't use it for a girl, due to its popularity. But Victor isn't overused and I think this would be a great name for a boy! :)

Rosie2525 Says:


I know of a LOT of people who I don't like and I would not want to name my kid the same name for that reason...But I wouldn't hate the name! :D

paulapuddephatt Says:


I knew a dirty old man called this, years ago. It put me off. The only male V. names I like are Vernon and Vincent. I do love Victoria, but not Victor - but I think that one negative association is to blame.

Eu Says:


I'm suprised there are no comments on this... it's such an underused classic!