Vinicius


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Latin
Meaning: “wine.”

The name comes from a Roman family name which shares a root with the Latin word vinum meaning, “wine.”

The name was borne by the confidante of Augustus and renowned Roman general Marcus Vinicius (4th-century, BCE). It was also borne by his grandson of the same name who became a famous Roman consul.

Its original Latin form is currently very popular in Brazil, according to babycenterbrasil, it ranks in as the 23rd most popular male name among registered users, (2010). Its popularity in Brazil may be due to the famous poet, playwright and diplomat, Vinicius de Moraes (1913-1980).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Vinicio (Italian/Spanish)
  • Vinícius (Brazilian Portuguese)

 

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