11 Impressive People Named Victor

The baby name Victor is based on the Latin word victor, meaning “conqueror” (in reference to a male; the female equivalent is victrix).

Here are close to a dozen impressive people named Victor:

  1. Victor Ambros (1953-), American developmental biologist. Discovered micro RNA in 1993.
  2. Victor Babeş (1854-1926), Romanian pathologist.
  3. Victor P. Chang (1936-1991), Chinese-born Australian cardiac surgeon.
  4. Victor M. Goldschmidt (1888-1947), Swiss-born Norwegian mineralogist. Pioneer of modern geochemistry.
  5. Victor Grignard (1871-1935), French chemist. Discovered the Grignard reaction in 1900.
  6. Victor Hayes (1941-), Indonesian-born Dutch electrical engineer. Helped create Wi-Fi standards.
  7. Victor F. Hess (1881-1964), Austrian-American physicist. Discovered cosmic rays (high-energy radiation originating in outer space) in 1912.
  8. Victor Hess in 1912. He used balloon flights to measure radiation at high altitudes.
    Victor Hess in 1912. He used balloon flights to measure radiation at high altitudes.
  9. Victor A. McKusick (1921-2008), American physician and genome researcher. Pioneer of medical genetics.
  10. Victor E. Shelford (1877-1968), American zoologist and animal ecologist.
  11. Victor Vacquier (1907-2009), Russian-born American geophysicist. Found evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics in the 1950s.
  12. Victor F. Weisskopf (1908-2002), Austrian-American theoretical physicist.

Do you know of any other equally cool people named Victor?


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