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Victor is a first name typically given to boys, but in rare cases also used as a girls name.

Victor – known and loved in the US!

The name Victor isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all boys names, Victor ranks 155. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn boys, approximately 14 were named Victor. In the entire USA, approximately 316,776 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Victor. That is 0.09 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Victor mean?

The first name Victor is of Latin origin. Its bearer is a ‘victor’ or ‘conqueror’ according to the name.

In the NATO phonetic alphabet... Victor stands for the letter 'V'.

Victor -
very popular in the 20th century

Appearing throughout the time in the United States, the name Victor is a staple in the country: Boys have been given the name Victor for more than 140 years, according to official U.S. naming statistics. Victor is therefore one of only 443 boys’ names that have been given every year since 1880. Even beyond that, Victor is a very special name that peaked in popularity some time ago in the 20th century. Placed at #62 Victor easily made it into the top 100 boys' names of our SmartGenius statistics for male first names and has never been more popular than back in 1918.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Victor was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Victor -
well known in all states of the USA, most popular in California

There are only 386 different male names registered in every single state in the U.S., and Victor is one of them. However, Victor is not equally widespread in all states, but people in California seem to particularly fancy this name – the 59,977 men called Victor who live here are 0,371% of all male residents and push their name up to #57 in our SmartGenius statistics, easily placing it in the top 100 most common male names in California. If you look at all the states in the USA together, you can currently find as many as 316,776 people with the name Victor. Across all regions and age groups, this lands Victor on position 99 in our SmartGenius ranking of the top male names – of course, the current popularity as a baby name for newborns looks somewhat different, as you can see from the statistics above.

Victor has 6 letters 
and begins with a V

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The V is really rare as a first letter for boys' names: only 1.3% of all common boys' names in the US begin with a V. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.

With six letters, the name Victor is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 1.3% of all boys' names start with a V, all other letters occur on average three times as often as the V. Nevertheless, individual boys' names with V are quite popular, the most common currently being Vincent.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Victor

If your name is Victor and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Victor

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Victor, you can simply say:







This is how the name Victor is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Victor in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Victor

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Victor is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Victor

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Victor sounds like this: