Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VIK-tər(English)
VEEK-TAWR(French)
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Meaning & History

Roman name meaning "victor, conqueror" in Latin. It was common among early Christians, and was borne by several early saints and three popes. It was rare as an English name during the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885), who authored The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables.

Related Names

VariantsVítor(Portuguese) Viktor(Swedish) Viktor(Danish) Viktor(Norwegian)
DiminutiveVic(English)
Other Languages & CulturesBittor(Basque) Viktar(Belarusian) Viktor(Bulgarian) Víctor(Catalan) Viktor(Croatian) Viktor(Czech) Viktor(Estonian) Vihtori, Viktor(Finnish) Vítor(Galician) Viktor(German) Viktor(Greek) Viktor(Hungarian) Viktor(Icelandic) Vittore(Italian) Viktors(Latvian) Viktoras(Lithuanian) Viktor(Macedonian) Wiktor(Polish) Viktor, Vitya(Russian) Viktor(Serbian) Viktor(Slovak) Viktor(Slovene) Víctor(Spanish) Viktor(Ukrainian) Gwythyr(Welsh Mythology)
Surname DescendantsVictor, Victors(English) Victor(French) Victorsson(Swedish)
Same SpellingVíctor
User SubmissionVictòr

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Name Days

France: July 21

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Victor Hugo (1876)Victor Hugo (1876)

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Entry updated April 25, 2021