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What does Victor mean?

Victor Pronunciation of Victor [vic-tor] 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.

Associated with: conqueror (king), victory, popular (famous).


Victor has 13 variants: Vic, Vick, Victoriano, Victorien, Victorin, Victorino, Victorio, Vidor, Viktor, Vitor, Vitorio, Vittorio and Vittorios.

Related boy names: Torio and Tory.

1 feminine form: Victoria.

Creative forms:
(male) Victry, Virtor, ..

(female) Vicver, ..

Middle name pairings:
Victor Austyn (V.A.), ..

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. Demographics)

Victor reached its top position of #75 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is presently at #160. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Victor name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Tory, Vic, Vick, Victoriano and Viktor (#1252 in recent rankings) are the popular variation forms of Victor (#160 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Victor were at the top of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.26%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.14%, 45% less), with versions such as Victor becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Victor, Tory, Vic, Vick, Victoriano, Viktor in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anchor, Artor, Castor, Ector, Factor, Gibbor, Gibor, Hector, Heitor, Kastor, Mentor, Minor, Nestor, Nicanor, Proctor, Sior, Tibor, Valter, Vester, Viator, Vidar, Viggo, Vilmos, Vinson, Vinton, Vireo, Vischer, Vital, Vitas, Vito, Vitus and Winsor. These names tend to be less commonly used than Victor.

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