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Boy Name: Vincent

Name: Vincent
Pronunciation: \v(i)-nce-nt, vin-cent\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: prevailing
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Vinson
Variant forms: Vicente, Vicenzio, Vicenzo, Vin, Vince, Vincens, Vincente, Vincentius, Vincents, Vincenty, Vincenz, Vincenzio, Vincenzo, Vincien, Vinicent, Vinnie, Vinny, Vinzenz, Wincenty
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 116
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 579

Description

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. Vincenzo and Vincente are Italian forms; Vicente is Spanish. 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.

A baby name that sounds like Vincent is Vinson.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Vincent.

Popularity

Vincent is a very popular first name for men (#116 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#579 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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