Meaning and name origin
Atticus \a-tti-cus\ as a boy's name is pronounced AT-a-kuss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Atticus is "from Athens". The name of a famous Roman man of letters who lived in the last years (109-32 BC) of the Roman Empire. He is sometimes considered the first "publisher" because he had slaves copy important contemporary works like the letters of Cicero. Literary: the name of Scout's father in Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird". Also the name of a fifth-century Armenian saint.
Atticus is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Atticus for boys. Atticus reached its highest rank of #370 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).