Of Latin origin.

Roman name meaning “winner” or “conqueror”.

It was common among early Christians. It was borne by three popes, three bishops of Chur and by several saints.

During the Middle Ages, it was rare as an English name. It was revived in the 19th century.

Its shortened version is “Vic”.

Feminine form of the name is Victoria, with several diminutives, such as Tori or Tory, Vicki or Vicky, Vic.

Different forms of the name in other languages are: Viktor, in Swedish, Danish, Serbian & German. Vittorio in Italian, Vitya in Russian, Wiktor in Polish, etc.

Famous bearers are Victor Hugo, Victor Fleming, Victor Garber.

Victor is a popular name in United States, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Chile and Canada.

Academy Award winning director Victor Fleming is one of the most respected American directors and cinematographers:

VICTOR FLEMING: Master Craftsman (34 min) Directed by Gary Leva from Gary Leva on Vimeo.