Meaning and Origin of: Vincent

Meaning and Origin of Vincent

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Conquering

What does Vincent mean and stand for?

The name Vincent is of Latin origin and means "conquering". It became a popular name during the Middle Ages, when the French brought it to England. Though there are many Saint Vincents, St. Vincent de Paul of the 17th century is perhaps the most notable. Vincent is from the Roman name Vincentius, which was derived from the Latin vincere

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English and French : from a medieval personal name (Latin Vincentius, a derivative of vincens, genitive vincentis, present participle of vincere ‘to conquer’). The name was borne by a 3rd-century Spanish martyr widely venerated in the Middle Ages and by a 5th-century monk and writer of Lérins, as well as various other early saints. In eastern Europe the name became popular in honor of Wincenty Kadłubek (died 1223), a bishop of Kraków and an early chronicler.
  • Irish : the English surname has been established in the south of Ireland since the 17th century, and has also been adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhinse ‘son of the dark man of the island’.

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Vincent has been consistently popular, only just falling from the top 120 for the first time since 2004. Despite the slight decline, Vincent still remains in the top 130.

However, it is the 8th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Vincent was at its peak popularity in February 2021.

Vincent, a quiet favorite of Catholic families for years due to various Saint Vincents, is beginning to make its way into various households. Its nickname, Vince, is also becoming a popular given name in its own right. Notable namesakes include painters Vincent Willem van Gogh, singer Vincent Neil Wharton, actor Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn, TV personality Vincent "Vinny" Guadagnino, actor Vincent Philip D'Onofrio, director Vincent Vito Gallo, NFL coach Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi, musician Vincent Furnier (the birth name of Alice Cooper), and country singer Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill among many others. Vincent has also been a very popular choice for characters, appearing in My Cousin Vinny, Entourage, Bones, Recess, and Twins.

Where is it Popular?

Vincent was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Vincent

  • Vin
  • Vince
  • Vinny

Pairs well with these middle names