What does Vincent mean?
Vincent /vin-cent/ as a boys' name is pronounced VIN-sent. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Vincent is "prevailing".
From Vincentius. The name ultimately derives from Latin "vincere", meaning "to conquer". Steadily used since the early Christian days. Saint Vincent de Paul, a 17th-century priest, founded an order of missionary brothers. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society, an international charitable organization, was founded in his honor in the 19th century. Painter Vincent Van Gogh; film director Vincente Minnelli; actors Vincent Gardenia, Vince Vaughn, Vin Diesel, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones; football coach Vince Lombardi; basketball player Vince Carter.
Vincent has 19 variants: Vicente▼, Vicenzio, Vicenzo, Vin, Vince▼, Vincens, Vincente, Vincentius, Vincents, Vincenty, Vincenz, Vincenzio, Vincenzo▼, Vincien, Vinicent, Vinnie, Vinny, Vinzenz and Wincenty.
Vincent has 1 feminine form: Vincentia.Kreatif forms: Viancent, Vigcent, Vircent. [more]
How popular is Vincent?
Vincent is a very prominent first name for males (#116 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#608 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Vincent for boys. Vincent reached its top rank of #73 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is currently at #104. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Vicente (#744 in recent rankings), Vincenzo (#812) and Vince are the prominent varying forms of Vincent (#104 in recent rankings). These forms of Vincent were favored as birth names in the 1900s (median #517) and are somewhat less conventional today (#665, down 31%).
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