Boy name origins & meanings
- Latin : Victor; conqueror
What does Victor mean and stand for?
The name Victor is of Latin origin and means "conqueror." It was an early Christian name, but it was rare in the Middle Ages, only to come back to life in the 19th century.
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.
According to Social Security Administration data, Victor has been rapidly decreasing in popularity, falling out of the top 100 in 2000 and ranking 200 in 2020. It is at risk of falling out of the top 200 based on the current trend.
However, it is the 14th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.
According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Victor was at its peak popularity in September 2019.
Victor is an earlier Christian name, with various pope and saint namesakes, as Victor symbolizes Christ's victory. Other notable namesakes include Victor Hugo, Victor Kraatz, Victor French, Victor Blackwell, and Victor Francis Hess. Victor has also been a popular name in entertainment, with Victor Frankenstein, Victor Stone (known as Cyborg), Dr. Victor Fries (Mr. Freeze), and Victor Shade (Vision).
Where is it Popular?
Victor was searched for most often in the following states:
Nicknames for Victor