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Gender: Male Meaning of Vincent: "conquering" Origin of Vincent: Latin Vincent's Popularity in 2017: #108

The name Vincent is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "conquering". Vincent is ranked #108 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

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 Paul, French priest who served the poor
Vincent Willem van Gogh, Dutch painter
Vincent Neil Wharton, birth name of Vince Neil, American lead singer of Motley Crue
Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully, American sportscaster
Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn, American actor
Vincent "Vinny" Guadagnino, American reality TV personality ("Jersey Shore")
Vincent Cassel, French actor
Vincent Philip D'Onofrio, American actor
Vincent Vito Gallo, American actor and director
Vincent Lamar "Vince" Carter, American basketball player
Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
Vincent Frank "Vinny" Testaverde, American football player
Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi, American legendary NFL coach
(Michael) Vincent O'Brien, Irish racehorse trainer
Vincent Furnier, birth name of American rock musician Alice Cooper
(Charles) Vincent Massey, 18th Governor-General of Canada
Vincent Leonard Price, American actor
Vincent Minnelli, American film director
Vincent "Vinnie" Richards, American tennis player
Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill, American country music singer
Vincent Canby, American journalist and film critic
Vincent Paul Kartheiser, American actor
Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson, American NFL Football Player
Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian professional ice hockey player
Vincent 'Vinnie' Jones, British soccer player and actor
Vincent Cyr, American Youtuber
Vincent Rodriguez III, Filipino-American actor, singer, and dancer
St. Vincent, stage name of female singer-songwriter Anne Clark
Vincent Barrett Price, son of actor Vincent Price
Vincent Charles, son of singer Ray Charles
Vincent Frank Testaverde Jr., son of NFL player Vinny Testaverde
Vincent Żuławski, son 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

Pop Culture References for the name Vincent

Vincent Milovníci, character in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
Vincent "Vince" Chase, character on TV's "Entourage"
Vincent, character in video game "Silent Hill 3"
Vincent Lauria, character in 1986 film "The Color of Money"
Vincent Valentine, character in video game Final Fantasy VII
Vincent Nigel-Murray, intern on TV's "Bones"
Vincent LaGuardia "Vinny" Gambini, main character in film "My Cousin Vinny"
Vincent, character in film "Collateral"
Vincent Pierre "Vince" LaSalle, character in animated series "Recess"
Vincent Phantomhive, Ciel's father in anime "Black Butler"
Vincent Benedict, one of the twins from film "Twins"
Vincent Rosetti, character on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Vincent Wingfield, main character in G. A. Henty's "With Lee in Virginia"
Vincent, dog on TV's "Lost"
Vincent Corleone, character in film "The Godfather Part III"
Vincent "Vince" Clark, main character on British comedy series "15 Storeys High"
Vincent Keller, The Beast in 2012 TV series "Beauty and the Beast"
Vincent Crabbe, character in the Harry Potter series
Vincent Vega, character in the film "Pulp Fiction"
V.I.N.CENT "Vital Information Necessary CENTralized," robot in 1979 Disney film "The Black Hole"
Vincent Alexandros "Vinnie" Patterson, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Vincent Nightray, character in anime/manga "Pandora Hearts"
Vincent Ebony, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Vincent Griffith, character on TV's "The Originals"
Vincent Alcott, character in anime/manga "Letter Bee"
Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarino, character on TV's 'Welcome Back Kotter'

Vincent's International Variations

Vicenzo, Vincenzio (Italian) Vencel, Vincien, Vince, Vinzenz, Vinci (Hungarian) Wincenty, Wicent, Wienczyslav, Wienczylaw (Polish) Vincentius (Dutch) Vicenc (Czech) Vicente (Spanish) Uinseann (Gaelic) Vicenç (Catalan) Vincens (German)


beachbear Says:


Vincent is so stylish now, but it was my pediatrician's middle name and I can't get past the association.

Daiseymae Says:


I really like Vincent a lot.

Tony C Says:


I have always found Vincent to be a very strong and distinguished name. My wife was not so keen in the early days of her pregnancy, yet we referred to our unborn child as Vince kind of as a joke after I suggested it. We didnt know his sex until birth and were both fairly shocked when he was born as we had dozens of girls names on hand, but no boys names. We decided to stick with his nickname and very glad we did. Wonderful name and not overused these days. :))

stella2007 Says:


Vincent is lovely. It sounds strong and masculine. Nicknames like Vin, Vinnie are very cute!

For the Glory of Satan Says:


Are vincentius & vincent same?

lillismonica Says:


Vincente Minnelli was left off the list of 'famous' Vincent's. My son is Vincent. He loves it.

LV51sfan91 Says:


So strong and mature and sweet for him when he's little!

shelbynh Says:


I love this name...Gattaca is my favorite movie, and the main character is a wonderful namesake.

ambercat Says:


Vincent is one of my favorite male names yet for some unknown reason, my husband hates it. I'm not sure why.

like_lena Says:


The name Vincent has been used in my family for generations and is the name of my younger brother. We call him Vin and Vinnie more than we use the full name. I like this name not only because it is close to my family but because the sound is very appealing. The meaning is pretty great too

Caroline Says:


I love it!! Makes me think of Prince Vincent of Denmark! :-D <3 So cute!

bearcub27 Says:


This name has really grown on me lately! I love its history, the sound, the meaning...all of it! And plus, it ages so well, working perfectly on a little tyke and an old man. This is a must for a future son :D