Victor

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315k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Victor mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Victor

"Victor" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Winner, Conqueror". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vic"tor
Senses
  1. The winner in a contest; one who gets the better of another in any struggle; esp., one who defeats an enemy in battle; a vanquisher; a conqueror; -- often followed by at, rarely by of."In love, the victors from the vanquished fly; They fly that wound, and they pursue that die." [Waller.]
  2. A destroyer.(R. & Poetic)"There, victor of his health, of fortune, friends, And fame, this lord of useless thousands ends." [Pope.]

Etymology: L. victor, fr. vincere victum, to vanquish, to conquer. See Vanquish

adjective Vic"tor
Victorious.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  2. The contestant who wins the contest
Wiktionary

From a Late Latin personal name Victor, borne by several saints, from victor (“conqueror”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. The letter V in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  3. A city in Colorado.
  4. A city in Idaho.
  5. A town in Iowa.
  6. A census-designated place in Montana.
  7. A town in New York.

Victor was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Vietnamese

Notable Persons Named Victor

Victor "Vic" Stone is a comics character.

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Victor Hugo was a novel, dramaturgy, theatre, poetry, essay, and drawing writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 19 to 19. Victor was given the name Victor Marie Hugo on February 26th, 1802 in Besançon, Doubs, France. He breathed his last breath on May 22nd, 1885.

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Victor Moses is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., Chelsea F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., Liverpool F.C., Stoke City F.C., England national under-16 football team, England national under-17 football team, and England national under-19 football team. Victor was born on December 12th, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Victor Garber is an actor, singing, and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 1958. Victor was born on March 16th, 1949 in London, Ontario.

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Victor Creed is a comics character.

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Vic Morrow was an actor, film director, and director. He was most active from 1955 to 1982. Vic was given the name Victor Morozoff on February 14th, 1929 in New York City, New York, U.S. Vic is also known as Victor Morrow. He died on July 23rd, 1982.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Victor

Vikram is an actor, film producer, playback singer, voice acting, film actor, and voice actor. His ongoing career started in 1990. Vikram was given the name Kennedy John Victor on April 17th, 1966 in Chennai.

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Prince Albert Victor was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Prince was born as the child of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark on January 8th, 1864 in Frogmore. He passed away on January 14th, 1892.

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Victor was royalty. He holds the title Prince Napoléon. He was most prominent from 1879 to 1879. Victor was born as the child of Prince Napoléon Bonaparte and Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy on July 18th, 1862 in Palais-Royal. He breathed his last breath on May 3rd, 1926.

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Idara Victor is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Idara was born in New York City.

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Comte de Vigny Alfred Victor was a poet, translator, and novelist. Comte was given the name Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny on March 27th, 1797 in Loches. He passed away on September 17th, 1863.

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Rick Victor is a leading somebody. Rick was born on December 4th, 1980 in Grande Prairie. Rick is also known as Thompson, Eric; Victor, Rick; APOC; Apocalypse; Doom, Erik; Shadow, and The.

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How popular is the baby name Victor in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 100 0 100
1881 110 0 110
1882 109 0 109
1883 99 0 99
1884 124 0 124
1885 143 0 143 #100 boy name
1886 146 0 146
1887 119 0 119
1888 134 0 134
1889 158 0 158
1890 138 0 138
1891 154 0 154
1892 200 0 200 #96 boy name
1893 172 0 172
1894 180 0 180 #100 boy name
1895 196 0 196 #98 boy name
1896 201 0 201 #96 boy name
1897 190 0 190 #95 boy name
1898 205 0 205 #97 boy name
1899 175 0 175 #100 boy name
1900 269 0 269 #92 boy name
1901 169 0 169 #100 boy name
1902 205 0 205 #97 boy name
1903 196 0 196 #98 boy name
1904 218 0 218 #98 boy name
1905 268 0 268 #90 boy name
1906 249 0 249 #93 boy name
1907 250 5 245 #99 boy name
1908 308 0 308 #88 boy name
1909 320 0 320 #89 boy name
1910 377 5 372 #90 boy name
1911 493 0 493 #81 boy name
1912 999 10 989 #81 boy name
1913 1,183 6 1,177 #80 boy name
1914 1,567 8 1,559 #76 boy name
1915 2,218 7 2,211 #74 boy name
1916 2,227 12 2,215 #78 boy name
1917 2,229 22 2,207 #78 boy name
1918 3,196 12 3,184 #63 boy name
1919 2,764 15 2,749 #68 boy name
1920 2,366 19 2,347 #81 boy name
1921 2,426 18 2,408 #83 boy name
1922 2,336 14 2,322 #86 boy name
1923 2,246 19 2,227 #88 boy name
1924 2,213 24 2,189 #90 boy name
1925 2,137 19 2,118 #89 boy name
1926 2,034 19 2,015 #94 boy name
1927 2,000 15 1,985 #98 boy name
1928 1,960 15 1,945 #99 boy name
1929 1,959 17 1,942 #100 boy name
1930 1,861 19 1,842 #100 boy name
1931 1,642 19 1,623
1932 1,622 12 1,610
1933 1,438 7 1,431
1934 1,433 11 1,422
1935 1,556 12 1,544
1936 1,523 5 1,518
1937 1,549 10 1,539
1938 1,571 9 1,562
1939 1,482 7 1,475
1940 1,577 10 1,567
1941 1,675 8 1,667
1942 2,408 13 2,395 #99 boy name
1943 2,627 11 2,616 #96 boy name
1944 2,171 6 2,165
1945 2,636 10 2,626 #95 boy name
1946 2,140 10 2,130
1947 2,368 10 2,358
1948 2,485 7 2,478
1949 2,532 12 2,520
1950 2,719 5 2,714
1951 2,744 11 2,733
1952 3,011 14 2,997
1953 3,108 6 3,102
1954 3,391 24 3,367
1955 3,449 12 3,437
1956 3,909 14 3,895 #97 boy name
1957 4,109 20 4,089 #97 boy name
1958 3,762 25 3,737
1959 3,834 20 3,814
1960 4,219 27 4,192
1961 4,327 29 4,298 #99 boy name
1962 4,227 22 4,205 #96 boy name
1963 4,077 21 4,056 #97 boy name
1964 3,970 25 3,945 #97 boy name
1965 3,709 27 3,682 #98 boy name
1966 3,290 21 3,269
1967 3,215 17 3,198 #97 boy name
1968 2,975 34 2,941
1969 3,062 17 3,045
1970 3,113 27 3,086
1971 2,921 29 2,892
1972 2,652 31 2,621
1973 2,604 27 2,577
1974 2,648 24 2,624 #96 boy name
1975 2,703 19 2,684 #95 boy name
1976 2,555 22 2,533 #100 boy name
1977 2,578 26 2,552
1978 2,580 29 2,551
1979 2,664 28 2,636
1980 2,847 25 2,822
1981 2,868 20 2,848
1982 3,038 36 3,002 #99 boy name
1983 3,001 31 2,970 #95 boy name
1984 3,212 35 3,177 #90 boy name
1985 3,362 29 3,333 #88 boy name
1986 3,326 35 3,291 #88 boy name
1987 3,339 35 3,304 #91 boy name
1988 3,659 39 3,620 #89 boy name
1989 3,943 43 3,900 #89 boy name
1990 4,468 27 4,441 #82 boy name
1991 4,362 34 4,328 #85 boy name
1992 4,323 31 4,292 #87 boy name
1993 4,231 26 4,205 #91 boy name
1994 4,072 18 4,054 #93 boy name
1995 4,114 19 4,095 #90 boy name
1996 3,943 18 3,925 #100 boy name
1997 3,715 14 3,701
1998 4,009 14 3,995 #97 boy name
1999 4,026 11 4,015 #95 boy name
2000 4,062 11 4,051 #97 boy name
2001 3,930 12 3,918 #96 boy name
2002 3,939 8 3,931 #100 boy name
2003 4,444 10 4,434 #96 boy name
2004 4,304 16 4,288
2005 4,143 6 4,137
2006 4,319 11 4,308
2007 4,276 9 4,267
2008 3,788 8 3,780
2009 3,542 0 3,542
2010 3,177 6 3,171
2011 2,896 5 2,891
2012 2,873 8 2,865
2013 2,730 6 2,724
2014 2,681 5 2,676
2015 2,563 0 2,563
2016 2,452 5 2,447

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Popularity of Victor as a first name

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Popularity of Victor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Victor U.S.
  White 46.96% 64.26%
  African American 30.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.12% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Victor

People with the last name Victor are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Victor

  • How Popular is the name Victor? Victor is the 226th most popular name of all time. As a last name Victor was the 3,214th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Victor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 314,833 babies born with the first name Victor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Victor to occupy the country of Belize with an estimated population of 312,971 (as of May 12, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Victor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 100 new born babies.
  • When was Victor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Victor is Monday, March 2nd, 1818.
  • What year had the most people named Victor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Victor was in 1990 with a total of 4,441 babies. That's a lot of babies named Victor!
  • Random Victor Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Victor ranks 52nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 25 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Victor: Your name in reverse order is Rotciv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roictv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Victor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,234 people with the last name Victor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Victor? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Victor as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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