Meaning and Origin of Victor - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Victor

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Victor; conqueror

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • French : from a medieval personal name (Latin Victor meaning ‘conqueror’, an agent derivative of vincere ‘to win’). Early Christians often bore this name in reference to Christ’s victory over sin and death, and there are a large number of saints so called. Some of the principal ones, who contributed to the popularity of the personal name in the Middle Ages, are a 2nd-century pope, a 3rd-century Mauritanian martyr, and a 5th-century bishop of Cologne.