Vincent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French, from Latin Vincentius, from vincēns ‎(conquering). From the Latin verb vinco. "Vincent" could either be the stem of the present active participle "vincens, vincentis," meaning "the conquering man," or it could be the third person plural, future active indicative of "vinco, vincere, vici, victum" meaning "they conquer."

Proper noun[edit]

Vincent

  1. A male given name.
    • 1971, Don McLean, "Vincent" (song):
      Starry starry night.
      Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
      Swirling clouds in violet haze
      Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue.
    • 2002 Kate Atkinson, Not the End of the World, Doubleday, ISBN 0385604726, page 203:
      Even their names hinted at a childishness they would never grow out of. When Vincent himself was grown-up, he wondered if this was why they had given their unlooked-for son such a mature name - although later still Vincent suspected that he might have been named for the Vincent Rapide motorbike. As with most things to do with Billy and Georgie, it was too late to ask.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Vincentius < vincens.

Proper noun[edit]

Vincent

  1. A male given name, an equivalent of (and the origin of) Vincent.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vincent

  1. A male given name, the French form of Vinzenz.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vincent

  1. A male given name borrowed from French.