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Quick Facts on Victor

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Latin, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 142
Simple meaning:
Conqueror, Victor, Winner

Characteristics of Victor

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Victor

The name Victor comes from a Late Latin word meaning ‘conqueror’ and is a masculine personal name in use since ancient Roman times. Early Christians often used names that expressed Christian ideas, and Victor, specifically, pointed to Christ’s victory over death and sin. The name persisted into the Middle Ages as it was borne by several early saints and a few medieval Popes. Victor is one of the oldest and most enduring names that was not directly associated with a Biblical name. It is a particular favorite among Spanish-speaking countries.

Popularity of the Name Victor

For the past 130 years in the United States (since the government began keeping naming records), Victor has maintained a constant and steady place on the charts. The name has never reached a spot below #63 on the charts, or above #136. In other words, Victor has averaged around #100 in terms of popularity without fail across many decades and periods of shifting naming styles and fashions. This one is an age-old favorite with a modern sensibility. And for over-achieving Americans, Victor is a fitting choice. The name is also used heavily within the Hispanic-American population for little boys. Victor has been experiencing a slight decline in recent years, but if history is any indication, it will probably bounce back.
Popularity of the Boy Name Victor
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Victor

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Victor

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Victor

    Victor Frankenstein (Frankenstein) Victor Frankenstein is the protagonist of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s 1818 horror novel, Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. A rich young scientist who strives to create life out of an inanimate object through the use of chemistry, he leaves college in order to pursue his consuming dream. His success results in the birth of a monster of sorts, a kind of demon, who repulses his creator by his ugliness. The creature, rebuffed and lonely, tries to assimilate into the world around him and begs Frankenstein to create a mate for him. Frankenstein, however, horrified with the God-like ramifications of what he has done, refuses and spends the rest of his life hunting down the creature in order to destroy it. Along the way, it is Frankenstein’s overreaching shot at divinity that results in the deaths of his brother, his wife, his best friend and his father. At the novel’s end, it is Frankenstein who is destroyed and the creature who stumbles on to a fate we can only guess at.

  • Popular Songs on Victor

    Popular Songs on Victor

    Victor - a song by Blondie

    Victor Jara - a song by Arlo Guthrie

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Victor

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Victor

    Lizard Music (Daniel Pinkwater) - When left to take care of himself, a young boy becomes involved with a community of intelligent lizards who tell him of a little known invasion from outer space. Can the Chicken Man help Victor stop the lizard civilization from invading Earth? Recommended for ages 9-12.

    My Pal Victor / Mi Amigo Victor (Diane Gonzales Bertrand) - Dominic's friend, Victor, may not walk, but he's far from disabled. He is not only a source of support, but a limit-pushing, life-expanding influence. Always ready with an imaginative story, a sidesplitting joke, or one more terrifying ride at the amusement park, Victor cheers Dominic on at softball games and admires his swimming ability. The closing twist reads: "But, the most important thing about my pal, Victor, is that he likes me just the way I am." This is paired with a picture showing one boy in a wheelchair. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Rainy Day Magic (Marie-Louise Gay) - It's a rainy day and Victor and Joey must entertain themselves! Discover what sort of adventures they find in their basement. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Oppel) - Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures. Until the day their adventures turn all too real. They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor's curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula. Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrads life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one’s own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another. Recommended for ages young adult.

    Victor (Mordicai Gerstein) - Shortly after the French Revolution, a wild boy was discovered by French hunters outside the town of Aveyron. The boy became referred to as "Savage of Aveyron" and was adopted by a local teacher of the deaf, Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard. This book tells the story about his education, socialization, struggles, and questions what it means to be human. A powerful story. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Victor and the Sun Orb (Amy Nielsen) - Victor, a fairy prince of Solandia, should enjoy a carefree life. But from an early age, he finds himself very busy.He learns complex magic and martial arts. He's even taught how to live in a human world. That's because his parents, King Godfred and Queen Magenta, know about a mortality spell that was cast on their son on the very day of his baptism. A dark, hooded figure with eyes that burn like coal is to blame. Victor's parents know that on his thirteenth birthday, their beloved son will be forced to leave Solandia and live with humans, perhaps never to return. To find an antidote to the spell cast upon him as an infant, Victor must retrieve the mysterious sun orb, a source of magical power now in the hands of the dark, hooded figure. As he sets upon his quest, a war between the forces of light and darkness erupts. Good fairies wage battles with bad fairies, even as the power in their wands fades. Enter a world of magic, and join the fairy prince as he fights for family, love, and friendship in Victor and the Sun Orb. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco (Laurie Berkner) - Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco leave their failed Klondike Cafe in search of zesty new foods from around the 50 states. Along the way, they stop in New Mexico for burritos, South Carolina for rutabagas and collard greens, and NYC's Little Italy for the spaghetti that made this song famous! Kids can now sing the words to their favorite Berkner hit as the lyrics pop off the pages and come to life in the hilarious illustrations of Henry Cole. Recommended for ages baby to preschool.

  • Famous People Named Victor

    Famous People Named Victor

    Famous People Named Victor - Victor Hugo (playwright); Victor Borge (musician); Victor Fleming (director); Victor French (actor); Victor Mature (actor); Victor Garber (actor); Victor Grignard (Nobel Prize winner, chemistry); Victor F. Hess (Nobel Prize winner, physics)

  • Children of Famous People Named Victor

    Children of Famous People Named Victor

    Famous People who Named their Son Victor - Victor Borge (Danish humorist and musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Victor - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Victor - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Victor.

Personality of the Boy Name Victor

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Victor

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