From a Late Latin personal name meaning ‘conqueror’. This was popular among early Christians as a reference to Christ's victory over death and sin, and was borne by several saints. An influence on the choice of the name in more recent times was the American actor Victor Mature (1915–99).
Chinese 魏: from the name of the area of Wei in present-day Shanxi province. During the Warring States period (403–221 BC), Hua Wan of the state of Jin repeatedly distinguished himself in battle, and as a reward was granted this area. His descendants subsequently adopted the place name Wei as their surname.