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Victor

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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 2,214 24 2,190 #90 boy name
1925 2,137 19 2,118 #89 boy name
1926 2,034 19 2,015 #94 boy name
1927 1,999 15 1,984 #98 boy name
1928 1,960 15 1,945 #99 boy name
1929 1,959 17 1,942 #100 boy name
1930 1,860 19 1,841 #100 boy name
1931 1,642 19 1,623
1932 1,622 12 1,610
1933 1,437 7 1,430
1934 1,434 11 1,423
1935 1,557 12 1,545
1936 1,522 5 1,517
1937 1,549 10 1,539
1938 1,571 9 1,562
1939 1,481 7 1,474
1940 1,576 10 1,566
1941 1,674 8 1,666
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 2,635 10 2,625 #95 boy name
1946 2,140 10 2,130
1947 2,368 10 2,358
1948 2,485 7 2,478
1949 2,530 12 2,518
1950 2,721 5 2,716
1951 2,743 11 2,732
1952 3,008 14 2,994
1953 3,108 6 3,102
1954 3,390 24 3,366
1955 3,448 12 3,436
1956 3,913 14 3,899 #97 boy name
1957 4,107 20 4,087 #97 boy name
1958 3,762 25 3,737
1959 3,835 20 3,815
1960 4,220 27 4,193
1961 4,326 29 4,297 #99 boy name
1962 4,228 22 4,206 #96 boy name
1963 4,078 21 4,057 #97 boy name
1964 3,972 25 3,947 #97 boy name
1965 3,710 27 3,683 #98 boy name
1966 3,289 21 3,268
1967 3,216 17 3,199 #97 boy name
1968 2,974 34 2,940
1969 3,063 17 3,046
1970 3,110 27 3,083
1971 2,920 29 2,891
1972 2,652 31 2,621
1973 2,605 27 2,578
1974 2,650 24 2,626 #96 boy name
1975 2,702 19 2,683 #95 boy name
1976 2,555 22 2,533 #100 boy name
1977 2,579 26 2,553
1978 2,579 29 2,550
1979 2,665 28 2,637
1980 2,847 25 2,822
1981 2,865 20 2,845
1982 3,033 36 2,997 #99 boy name
1983 3,000 31 2,969 #95 boy name
1984 3,212 35 3,177 #90 boy name
1985 3,361 29 3,332 #88 boy name
1986 3,324 35 3,289 #88 boy name
1987 3,337 35 3,302 #91 boy name
1988 3,660 39 3,621 #89 boy name
1989 3,942 43 3,899 #89 boy name
1990 4,468 27 4,441 #82 boy name
1991 4,363 34 4,329 #85 boy name
1992 4,322 31 4,291 #87 boy name
1993 4,231 26 4,205 #91 boy name
1994 4,071 18 4,053 #93 boy name
1995 4,114 19 4,095 #90 boy name
1996 3,943 18 3,925 #100 boy name
1997 3,716 14 3,702
1998 4,008 14 3,994 #97 boy name
1999 4,026 11 4,015 #94 boy name
2000 4,062 11 4,051 #97 boy name
2001 3,930 12 3,918 #96 boy name
2002 3,940 8 3,932 #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 4,317 11 4,306
2007 4,276 9 4,267
2008 3,788 8 3,780
2009 3,542 0 3,542
2010 3,174 6 3,168
2011 2,894 5 2,889
2012 2,872 8 2,864
2013 2,729 6 2,723
2014 2,678 5 2,673
2015 2,555 0 2,555

Fun Facts about the name Victor

  • How many people with the first name Victor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 312,343 babies born with the first name Victor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Victor to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • 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 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Victor ranks 66th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 58 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1918.
  • 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 Oicrtv. 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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Popularity of Victor as a last name

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Common last names for Victor

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  • Torres
  • Olson
  • Martin

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Victor" mean? The list below shows the origins of Victor as well as things modernly associated with the name Victor such as celebrities named Victor.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Victor

The name "Victor" is 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

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

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo is a poet, playwright, novelist, and essayist. Victor was born in 1802 as Victor Marie Hugo in Besancon, France.

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Victor Valdes

Victor Valdes is a football biography. Victor was born in 1982 in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain.

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Victor Garber

Victor Garber is an actor and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1958 to present. Victor was born in 1949 in London, Ontario, Canada.

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Victor Rasuk

Victor Rasuk is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Victor was born in 1984 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Victor Webster

Victor was born in 1973 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Victor Mature

Victor Mature is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1939 to 1984. Victor was born in 1913 as Victor John Mature in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Victor

Victor Cruz
Victor Espinoza
Victor Martinez
Victor Ortiz
Victor Litz
Victor Oladipo
Victor Victoria

Notable Persons With the Last Name Victor

Victor Victor

Victor was born in 1948.

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Manuel Victor

Manuel was born in 1974.

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What does the name Victor mean?

Vis for verve! Your enthusiasm!

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Cis for calm, a pleasant trait.

Tis for touching, the way you show you are.

Ois for openness, it's refreshing!

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

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