What does Vincent mean?
Vincent \v(i)-nce-nt, 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.
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 (#579 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Vincent for boys. Vincent reached its top rank of #73 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is currently at #104. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Vincent and affiliated names. Vicente (#744 in 2014), Vincenzo (#812) and Vince are the prominent varying forms of Vincent (#104 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000. This boy name reached the apex of its popularity during 1900-1909 and is now much less widespread, with the versions Vicente, Vince and Vincenzo becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)