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Gender: Male Meaning of Victor: "conqueror" Origin of Victor: Latin Victor's Popularity in 2017: #165

The name Victor is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "conqueror". Victor is ranked #165 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Renesmee Name Game".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Victor

Victor Hugo, French novelist, playwright, and poet, author of 'Les Misérables'
Victor Cousin, French philosopher
Victor Cruz, American football wide receiver
Victor Ulloa, Mexican-American soccer player
Victor Joseph Garber, Canadian actor and singer
Victor "Vic" Fuentes, Mexican vocalist and guitarist
Victor Kraatz, Canadian ice dancer
Victor Weisskopf, Austrian-born American theoretical physicist
Victor Valdes, retired Spanish professional footballer
Victor French, American actor
Victor Grignard, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Victor Francis Hess, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Victor Jara, Chilean folk singer
Victor Blackwell, American CNN anchor
Victor Sánchez Mata, Spanish professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Victor

Victor Frankenstein, character from "Frankenstein"
Victor "Sully" Sullivan, character from the Uncharted game series
Victor Creed, also known as Sabretooth, character in Marvel Universe
Victor Borkowski, also known as Anole, character in Marvel Universe
Victor von Doom, also known as Doctor Doom, character in Marvel Universe
Victor Shade, also known as Vision, character in Marvel Universe
Victor Crocodile, member of Team Chaotic in the video game "Sonic"
Victor "Vic" Vance, from video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"
Dr. Victor Fries, also known as Mister Freeze, character in DC Universe
Victor "Vic" Stone, also known as Cyborg, character in DC Universe
Victor Frankenstein, main character of Disney movie "Frankenweenie"
Victor Mancini, from movie "Choke"
Victor Van Dort, character in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Victor Dalimar, character from the Ravenhearst series in Big Fish games' Mystery case files (Charles' son)
Victor Townsend, character in Yesterday's child, by Barbara Wood
Victor de Gisons, character in G. A. Henty's, In the Reign of Terror
Victor Newman, character on soap opera "Young and the Restless"
Victor, character on TV's Dollhouse
Victor Morrison, character on TV's Ally McBeal
Victor S. Court, the Spiritmaster in Bravely Default and guardian to Victoria F. Stein.
Victor, character in Parenthood
Victor Colleano, characher on TV's Mr. Selfridge
Victor Von Ion, character in the movie "Ratchet & Clank"
Victor Laszlo, character in "Casablanca"
Victor Chesterton, character in "Sims" series
Victor Frankenstein from the otome visual novel Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth, only very loosely based on his namesake.
Victor Nikiforov, character in "Yuri on Ice"
Victor Talking Machine Company, American flagship record company founded in 1901

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)


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!