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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.

Associated with: saint, 17th century, priest (monk), 19th century


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:
(male) Vancent, Vicent, ..

(female) Vinlet, Vinvet, ..

How popular is Vincent?

Vincent is a very prominent first name for men (#116 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#608 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Vincent for boys. Vincent reached its peak position of #68 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #104. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vincent name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Vincent and corresponding names. Vicente (#744 from current records), Vincenzo (#812), Vince (#1204) and Vincente are the popular variation forms of Vincent (#104 from current records). Usage of these relations of Vincent was widespread during 1910-1919 (median #1155) and is almost as conventional today (#972, down 17%). Vincenzo and Vicente are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names here.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Innocent, Tennent, Vance, Vinson, Vinton and Vivien. These names tend to be less commonly used than Vincent.