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What does Vincent mean?

Vincent Pronunciation of Vincent 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


VARIANTS Vicente, Vicenzio, Vicenzo, Vin, Vince, Vincens, Vincente, Vincentius, Vincents, Vincenty, Vincenz, Vincenzio, Vincenzo, Vincien, Vinicent, Vinnie, Vinny, Vinzenz, Wincenty




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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)

Vincent reached its top rank of #68 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #107. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Vicente (#713 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Vincenzo (#755), Vince (#1219) and Vincente are the prominent varying forms of Vincent (#107). These forms of Vincent were favored as birth names in the 1910s (MEDIAN #1155) and are almost as common today (#958, DOWN 15%). Vincent is more widely used than the rest, although Vincenzo seems to be becoming a favorite too.

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