Victor – University of Copenhagen


How many boys were given this name in 2009?

Victor: 404
Viktor: 219


The name Victor is formed from the Latin word victorius, which means 'victorious'.


Victor has been a popular name since about 1990, but its popularity is declining slightly in recent years.

Well-known bearers of the name

Victor is a name borne by popes and saints. It is also the name of the entertainer Victor Borge, who died in 2000 and had originally been called Børge Rosenbaum. Four films were also made about a young couple Anja and Viktor, in which Robert Hansen played the role of Viktor.