Origin : Latin


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.

Popularity of name Victor over time

There are 319480 people in the U.S. with the first name Victor, this name was mostly popular in 1990 with popularity 4444 .

Victor is used for both genders.

99.43 percent of people with the first name Victor are man

0.57 percent of people with the first name Victor are woman

Lists containing Victor

Most Famous People Named Victor

Canadian ice dancer
American actor
Mexican-American soccer player
character from "Frankenstein"
winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
from movie "Choke"
also known as Anole
member of Team Chaotic in the video game "Sonic"
French philosopher
Canadian actor and singer
Mexican vocalist and guitarist
French novelist
character from the Uncharted game series
retired Spanish professional footballer
also known as Doctor Doom
winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
also known as Sabretooth
from video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"
also known as Mister Freeze
Austrian-born American theoretical physicist
American football wide receiver
also known as Vision
main character of Disney movie "Frankenweenie"
also known as Cyborg

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Scottish version of John, the Lord is gracious