Meaning and Name Origin
Atticus \a-tti-cus\ as a boys' 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 an uncommon given name for males and an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Atticus for boys. Atticus was first listed in 2004 and reached its highest position of #370 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)