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Most Common Male Name: Victor
The name Victor means “winner” in Latin. It was the name of three popes and two anti-popes. The name has been common in so-called Christian countries for centuries. Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, and New York each have a town named Victor. Victor is the word for the letter V in the NATO phonetic alphabet. The first name of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was Victor. Victor Von Doom is a Fantastic Four (Marvel Comics) supervillain. French author Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Victor Borge was a Danish-American musician and comedian.
Most Common Female Name: Victoria
Victoria is the feminine form of the name “Victor”, which means “winner” in Latin. Victoria was the Roman goddess of victory, parallel to the Greek Nike. Queen Victoria, the longest-ruling British monarch, is probably the best-known Victoria. The name was not popular in English-speaking countries until she was born, but it has been in the top 300 US names since then. The movie Victor Victoria is about a woman pretending to be a man impersonating a woman. A Victoria sponge is a sponge cake filled with jam and cream. Victoria's Secret is an American lingerie company.