Vidal is a vividly attractive given name. Popular throughout Europe, the name rose to fame in America due to the popularity of hairstylist Vidal Sassoon. Vidal is also the name of a minor character in the DC Comics universe, and Captain Vidal was the intriguing antagonist of the Pan's Labyrinth series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Vidal:

Spanish, Catalan, Latin: Life, vital

Origin of the name Vidal:

Vidal is the Spanish variation of the Latin name Vitalis (meaning “vital” or “of life”). The name has several equivalents in other languages such as Vital in French, Vitale in Italian, and Vitali in Russian. Other languages for which Vidal appears as a given name include Aragonese, Catalan, Romansh, Portuguese, and English.

Symbolism of the name Vidal:

Vidal originates from the Latin word vitalis (meaning “vital” or “life”). Throughout antiquity, the symbol of life was the ankh.

Style of the name Vidal:


Gender of the name Vidal:

Vidal is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Vidal:


Number of syllables in the name Vidal:


Emotion evoked from the name Vidal:

The name Vidal evokes feelings of virility and virtue.

Alternative spellings for the name Vidal:

  • Vital
  • Videl

Nicknames for the name Vidal:

  • Vi
  • Vida
  • Dal
  • Val

Popularity of the name Vidal:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Vidal was the 3,222nd most popular baby name for boys in 2021.

Related names for the name Vidal:

Great middle names for Vidal and their meanings:

  • Arturo (bear king)
  • Braulio (bright, shining, radiant, torch, sword)
  • Clarence (clear, bright, famous)
  • Conan (little hound, little wolf)
  • Damian (tame, subdue, conquer)
  • Felipe (friend of horses)
  • Hansel (God is gracious)
  • Kurt (brave counsel)
  • Luciano (light, brightness, illumination)
  • Mauricio (dark, swarthy, moor)
  • Reynaldo (mighty counselor, powerful ruler)
  • Tobias (God is good)

Famous people with the name Vidal:

  • Vidal Lopez Ascanio (baseball player)
  • Vidal Cantu (film producer)
  • Vidal Santiago Diaz (politician)
  • Vidal Fernandez (soccer player)
  • Vidal Hazelton (football player)
  • Vidal Vicente Nuño (baseball player)
  • Vidal Francisco Sanz (naval admiral)
  • Vidal Sassoon (hairstylist and businessman)
  • Vidal de Toulouse (rabbi and scholar)
  • Vidal Vega (politician)

Vidal in popular culture:

  • Vidal (alien in the DC Comics universe)
  • Captain Vidal (antagonist of the Pan's Labyrinth series)