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What does Brutus mean?

Brutus /bru-tus/ as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Brutus is "dull, stupid". From an old Roman family name, borne most notably by statesman Marcus Junius Brutus, who was one of the assassions of Julius Caesar. The name is only seldom used due to its association with the word "brute".

Associated with: roman


Brutus has 1 variant: Bruto.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Bartus, Bourtus, ..

(female) Bruta, Brutusan, ..

How popular is Brutus?

Brutus is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#21069 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Brutus for boys. Brutus entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #1917 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brutus name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brutus outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Agustus, Altus, Amatus, Argus, Arius, Artus, Beamus, Bemus, Boutros, Bret, Breton, Brett, Brette, Briggs, Brit, Briton, Britt, Britte (see Brett), Brooks, Bruce, Brucey, Brucie, Bruin, Bruino (see Bruno), Brunel, Bruno, Brunon, Burns, Butch, Cetus, Cletus, Clitus, Cronus, Erastus, Faunus, Faustus, Festus, Gustus, Guus, Justus, Kletus, Lugus, Maurus, Paulus, Proteus, Rastus, Rufus, Seumus, Sextus, Sixtus, Taurus, Titus, Ursus and Vitus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brutus.