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Quick Facts on Vincent

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • French, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 101
Simple meaning:
Conqueror, to win

Characteristics of Vincent

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

Etymology & Historical Origin - Vincent

Vincent is an old French name derived from the Latin “vincens” which means "conquering, winning". The name was borne by scores of early saints, the most notable of which was Saint Vincent of Saragossa who lived in the 3rd century. Saint Vincent of Saragossa was an outspoken and fearless Christian who lived during the period of Roman persecution. He was tortured for his beliefs and killed when he refused to burn the Scripture. It is said that ravens protected his corpse from vultures until his followers could recover his body, entomb him and build a shrine. He is now the patron saint of the Portugal capital, Lisbon, and also said to be the patron saint of wine-makers. Another popular early saint was Saint Vincent of Lérins, a 5th century monk who was an author of early Christian writing and is known for his “Vincentian Canon”: quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus credituni est ("what has been believed everywhere, always, and by all"). He believed that the ultimate source of Christian truth was Holy Scripture and that the authority of the Church was to be invoked to guarantee the correct interpretation of Scripture. Lastly, there was Saint Vincent de Paul who lived in 16th century Paris, France and dedicated his life to the service of the poor through the founding of the Daughters of Charity. Today, he is patron of all societies devoted to works of charity. In the Middle Ages, the French adopted the names of early saints as a way of venerating them. From there, the names would usually spread to England, and henceforth to all English-speaking countries.

Popularity of the Name Vincent

Vincent is a name that has existed on the U.S. popularity charts for well over a century, and with generally high ranking. It’s one of those names that quietly marked out its position on the charts long ago and has stubbornly not moved (at least no dramatic movements). The name dances in and out of the Top 100 list and if history is any evidence, that’s what Vincent will continue to do. There are three versions of the name on the American popularity charts today: Vincent (French), Vincente (Spanish), and Vincenzo (Italian). The pet forms come in different flavors, too. Vinnie, Vince and Vin provide additional options. It’s a classic name with a cosmopolitan European flair.
Popularity of the Boy Name Vincent
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Vincent

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Vincent

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Vincent

    Vincent We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Vincent.

  • Popular Songs on Vincent

    Popular Songs on Vincent

    Vincent - a song by Don McLean

    Vincent of Jersey - a song by Big Head Todd & the Monsters

    Vincent Price Blues - a song by ZZ Top

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Vincent

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Vincent

    The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow (Tim Kehoe) - Vincent Shadow isn't particularly good at sports and is constantly being picked on by his classmates at Central Middle School. But it is Vincent's unusually creative mind that truly separates him from other kids his age. Vincent's top secret attic lab is crammed with toy prototypes --from Liquid Superballs to Bullz-I Basketballs and Sonic Snorkelz--and he has a sketch book filled with drawings of toys he still wants to build. So when a chance encounter with an eccentric toy inventor offers him the opportunity to go from unknown weird kid to toy inventor extraordinaire, Vincent realizes that playtime is over: it's time to get serious about toys. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Vincent de Paul: Saint of Charity (Margaret Ann Hubbard) - This illustrated book tells the exciting, inspirational story of the great French saint of charity, St. Vincent de Paul. From his days of youth as a shepherd boy to his slavery in North Africa, his escape to France, his priestly service to the poor and to abandoned children, his founding of both the Vincentian Order and the Daughters of Charity, clashes with the Jansenists and his political adventures at court, this dramatic story of Vincent de Paul is sure to inspire all readers. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist (Jan Greenburg) - Vincent van Gogh–one of the 19th century’s most brilliant artists–will forever be remembered as the Dutchman who cut off his ear. But this incident only underscores the passion that consumed him–a passion that, when he took up painting at age 27, infused his work. Whether painting a portrait, a landscape, or a still life, Van Gogh sought to capture the vibrant spirit of his subject. It didn’t matter that others found his work too unconventional. Van Gogh persevered. And as he moved from the cold climate of Holland to balmy southern France, he pioneered a new technique and style. In a career spanning only a decade, Van Gogh painted many great works, yet fame eluded him. This lack of recognition increased his self-doubts and bitter disappointments. Today, however, Van Gogh stands as a giant among artists. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars (Joan Holub) - "Brad" explores the ups and downs of van Gogh's life and art in this colorful report, featuring Brad's funny cartoons alongside reproductions of classic paintings like Starry Night. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Visiting Vincent Van Gogh (Caroline Breunesse) - Depicts some of Van Gogh's most characteristic paintings, and explains how they reveal the stages in his life, his experiences, and his emotions. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Vincent

    Famous People Named Vincent

    Famous People Named Vincent - Vincent Van Gogh (artist); Vincent Price (actor); Vin Diesel (actor); Vincent D'Onofrio (actor); Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon (wrestling promoter); Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi (football coach)

  • Children of Famous People Named Vincent

    Children of Famous People Named Vincent

    Famous People who Named their Son Vincent - John Jacob Astor (businessman); Sophie Marceau (French actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Vincent - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Vincent Van Gogh (30 Mar 1853 - 29 Jul 1890) - Vincent Van Gogh’s art work is among the most recognizable in all the world, and yet it’s ironic that he sold only one painting during his lifetime. Although his work barely got a chance to circulate since he cut his own life short at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, they would soon be discovered and admired for their intense emotion and vivid colors. Influenced by the impressionists after moving the France, Vincent produced his finest work in the last years of his life; works that departed from the conventions of the day. He suffered from mental illness which also likely influenced his work, and he is also known for cutting off a portion of this left earlobe (and giving it to a prostitute for safekeeping). Regardless of his own demons, Van Gogh gave the world some of the most important works of arts, including “The Starry Night”, his many self-portraits and those of flowers (irises and sunflowers). You don’t have to be a snobby art appreciator to understand the beauty of his works.

Personality of the Boy Name Vincent

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 - Vincent

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