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Meaning and Name Origin

Victor \v(i)-ctor, vic-tor\ as a boys' name is pronounced VIK-tor. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Victor is "champion". 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 13 variants: Vic, Vick, Victoriano, Victorien, Victorin, Victorino, Victorio, Vidor, Viktor, Vitor, Vitorio, Vittorio and Vittorios.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Torio and Tory.

Victor has 1 feminine form: Victoria.


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 (#4236 out of 88799, Top 5%). (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. during the years 1910-1919, and is presently at #152. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Victor name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Victor outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Victor and affiliated names. Tory and Viktor are the popular variation forms of Victor (#152 in 2014). These boy names were at the top of their popularity in the year 1990 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the version Tory becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tory, Victor in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Victor, Viktor outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Viator. This name tends to be less commonly used than Victor.