Of Latin origin.
From the Roman name “Vincentius”, deriving from the Latin word “vincere”, meaning win, conquer.
In the English speaking world it became common after the 19th century.
Several saints were named Vincent. Saint Vincent de Paul is the patron of charitable societies and Saint Vincent Ferrer the patron saint of builders.
Other forms of the name are: Vince, Vicente, Vincenzo, Vikenti, Vinzent, Vinny, Vinnie, Vin, Cenek, Enzo, Vinko.
Vincent is a popular name in Sweden.
Famous bearers are Vincent van Gogh, Vince DiMaggio, Vincent Price, Vince Clark, Vince Vaughn, Vincent Cassel, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vince Guaraldi, Vincent Gallo, Vincent Pastore, Vinnie Moon, Vinnie Paul, Vincent Perez, Vincent Spano, Vincent Dery, Vincent Ventresca.
Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is considered as one of the most influential artists, having a significant impact not only in painting but in other arts as well.
Recently scientists revealed, following mathematical analysis, that van Gogh’s stormy patterns, most popular of all in his iconic masterpiece “The Starry Night”, followed the deep mathematical structure of turbulent flow.