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 (#608 out of 150436, 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Vicente (#744 in 2014), Vincenzo (#812) and Vince are the prominent varying forms of Vincent (#104 in 2014). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.483%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.335%, down 30.6%), with the versions Vicente, Vince and Vincenzo becoming less fashionable. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Vincent and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)