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Gender: Male Meaning of Vincent: "conquering" Origin of Vincent: Latin Vincent's Popularity in 2018: #107

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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Popularity

Rank in US: #107

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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)

Comments

scblovesnames Says:

2019-05-25T17:12:52

I have always liked this name. My SIL birth surname, it is a wonderful surname name. I don't mind the nickname Vinny at all. I told her she should use it as a middle name but I like it as a first too, it would honor her side of the family easily. A true win I think. Hopefully they take me up on my suggestion if this little one is a boy.

beachbear Says:

2019-04-13T02:53:21

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

Daiseymae Says:

2018-05-11T22:15:51

I really like Vincent a lot.

Tony C Says:

2017-09-12T08:03:21

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:

2016-11-17T21:47:59

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

For the Glory of Satan Says:

2016-11-04T17:19:49

Are vincentius & vincent same?

lillismonica Says:

2016-11-04T14:28:40

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

LV51sfan91 Says:

2016-10-19T02:13:34

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

shelbynh Says:

2016-05-29T19:58:59

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

ambercat Says:

2015-08-13T01:42:53

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:

2015-03-23T19:12:22

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:

2015-01-30T05:21:07

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

bearcub27 Says:

2014-10-15T02:15:56

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