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Boy Names Ending with -cus

Cus ending baby names and what they mean, with 16 results. -cus names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in the 1980s (ADOPTION OF 0.3%) and are somewhat less widespread today (ADOPTION 0.2%, DOWN 44%), with names like Marcus becoming less in vogue. Atticus (#326) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name among these, while Darcus (TOP 77%) and Lamascus (56%) are familiar -cus last names.

-cus names

Americus - Sassacus

Form of Amerigo. From Italian, Old German. "Work ruler; home ruler." Uncommon, but Americus is similar to common surnames Arcus (TOP 98%), Ambrus (45%), which also end with -us.


From Latin language. "From Athens." A highly conventional birth name.

Britannicus was not among 2018's Top names.

Var. of Damaskenos. Origin fr. Greek language. "From Damascus." Damascus is unique as a birth name. See also Damarcus.


Form of De-. Origin fr. American language. Combination of the De prefix with .. Demarcus became less popular in 2018, dropping -45 rankings as a children's name to reach #1171.

Demarcus and variants

Demarcus2, var. Damarcus
Modern name .. Rare, with usage of 0.009% for Demarcus and Damarcus as baby names in 2018, less than 0.009% the previous year.

Var. of Francis. Derived fr. Latin element. "Frenchman." Franciscus is uncommon as a first name, existing frequently (UPPER 43%) as a last name.

Var. of Germain. Stems fr. French, Latin words. "Brother; from Germany." Not in Top 2000.


Var. of La-. Root fr. American element. .. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second .. Lamarcus is familiar as a baby name compared to other versions.

Derivative of Greek element. "Belonging to the Levites." Leviticus is an intermittently used male name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -cus names: Atticus, Damarcus, Demarcus, Lamarcus, Marcus

Form of Louis. Derivative of French, Old German words. "Famous warrior." Ludovicus was not a Top birth name in 2018.


From Latin word. "Dedicated to Mars." Usage of Marcus as a baby name has declined circa 1980-1989. See also Marius.

Form of Mark. Source fr. Latin element. "Dedicated to Mars." Adoption of Marcus as a birth name in 2018 was 4.9% less than a year ago. See also Marquis.

Form of Pacifico. Origin fr. Spanish, Latin. "Calm, tranquil." Pacificus was not a Top birth name in 2018.

Var. of Phineas. .. The literal meaning of the source .. Pinchus is a moderately common kid's name.

Source fr. Native American Indian word. "Wild man." Sassacus was not among 2018's Top names.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -cus names for boys.

1. Americus - Sassacus
Amerigo [Americus], Atticus, Britannicus, Damaskenos [Damascus], De- [Demarcus], Demarcus [Damarcus], Francis [Franciscus], Germain [Germanicus], La- [Lamarcus], Leviticus, Louis [Ludovicus], Marcus, Mark [Marcus], Pacifico [Pacificus], Phineas [Pincus], Sassacus

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