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PronouncedPron.VIN-sənt English

Meaning & History

From the Roman name Vincentius, which was from Latin vincere "to conquer". This name was popular among early Christians, and it was borne by many saints. As an English name, Vincent has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 19th century. Famous bearers include the French priest Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and the post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890).
DiminutivesVin, Vince, Vinnie, Vinny English
Other Languages & CulturesBikendi Basque Vicenç, Vicent Catalan Vinko Croatian Vincenc, Cenek Czech Vinzenz, Vinzent German Vince, Bence Hungarian Uinseann Irish Vincenzo, Enzo, Vincente Italian Vincentius Late Roman Vincentas Lithuanian Wincenty Polish Vicente Portuguese Vikenti, Vikentiy Russian Vissente Sardinian Vikentije Serbian Vincenc, Vinko Slovene Vicente Spanish


Vincent van Gogh self-portrait (1889)Vincent van Gogh self-portrait (1889)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute