What does Victor mean?
Victor /vic-tor/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced VIK-tor. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Victor is "conqueror".
From late Latin victorius, it was used by Christians to symbolize Christ's victory over death. A very popular saint's name common in Christian Rome, as was the female form Victoria. At one time, more than 200 were listed in the Catholic Dictionary of Saints. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro; film director Vittorio de Sica; actor Victor Mature; author Victor Hugo.
Victor has 1 feminine form: Victoria.Kreatif forms: Victry, Viltor, Virtor. [more]
How popular is Victor?
Victor is a very popular first name for males (#84 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#3282 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Victor for boys. Victor reached its top position of #67 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is presently at #152. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Tory and Viktor are the popular variation forms of Victor (#152 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in 1990 (usage of 0.4173%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.2827%, 32.3% less), with the version Tory becoming less stylish. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Victor and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Viator. This name tends to be less commonly used than Victor.