Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VIN-sənt(English, Dutch) VEHN-SAHN(French) VEEN-tsent(Slovak)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Roman name Vincentius, which was derived from Latin vincere meaning "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).

Related Names

DiminutivesVin, Vince, Vinnie, Vinny(English)
Feminine FormVincente(French)
Other Languages & CulturesBikendi(Basque) Vicenç(Catalan) Vicent(Catalan (Valencian)) Vinko(Croatian) Vincenc, Čeněk(Czech) Vinzenz, Vinzent(German) Vince, Bence(Hungarian) Uinseann(Irish) Vincenzo, Enzo(Italian) Vincentius(Late Roman) Vincentas, Vincas(Lithuanian) Ċensu(Maltese) Wincenty(Polish) Vicente(Portuguese) Vikenti, Vikentiy(Russian) Vissente(Sardinian) Vikentije(Serbian) Vincenc, Vinko(Slovene) Vicente(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsVincent(English) Vincent(French)
User SubmissionVîncent

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Croatia: September 27
France: January 22
France: September 27
Slovakia: January 21
Sweden: January 22


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


Entry updated November 16, 2019