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Meaning and name origin

Victor \v(i)-ctor, vic-tor\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Vic, Vick, Victoriano, Victorien, Victorin, Victorino, Victorio, Vidor, Viktor, Vitor, Vitorio, Vittorio and Vittorios.

For more information, see also related boy names Torio and Tory.

There is 1 feminine form of Victor: Victoria.


Victor is a very popular first name for males (#84 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4236 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Victor for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Victor and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Victor (#152), Tory and Viktor. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Victor, Tory 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.