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Meaning and name origin

Vincent \v(i)-nce-nt, vin-cent\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Vicente, Vicenzio, Vicenzo, Vin, Vince, Vincens, Vincente, Vincentius, Vincents, Vincenty, Vincenz, Vincenzio, Vincenzo, Vincien, Vinicent, Vinnie, Vinny, Vinzenz and Wincenty.

There is 1 feminine form of Vincent: Vincentia.


Vincent is a very popular first name for males (#116 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#579 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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