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What does Vin mean?

Vin Pronunciation of Vin [vin] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Vin means "prevailing". Vin is an alternate spelling of Vincent (Latin): from Vincentius.


3 related forms via Vincent: Vince, Vinnie and Vinny.

Creative forms:
(male) Vini, Virn, ..

(female) Vini, Vity, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vin Beckham (V.B.), ..

How popular is Vin?

Vin is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#97384 out of 150436, Top 65%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Vincent (#109 via latest list) and Vince (#1272) are the popular varying forms of Vin (not in Top 2000). Other variants, like Vinny, are seldom used. These forms of Vin were popular as baby names in the 1910s (usage of 0.3%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.2%, 26.7% less). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vince, Vincent in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Vin is alike in pronunciation to Van, Vane, Vann, Von and Vonn. Other suggested similar names are Fin, Lin, Vic and Win. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vin.