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What does Cetus mean?

Cetus Pronunciation of Cetus [ce-tus] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cetus is "large fish or sea monster". Latinized form of kętos. Mythology: the name of the sea monsters killed by Perseus and Heracles. The term cetacean for whale originates from cetus. The name of the constellation Cetus also derives from this word.

Associated with: greek, sea, mythology, constellation (star).


Creative forms:
(male) Catus, Cedis, ..

(female) Cetusca, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cetus Benedict (C.B.), ..

How popular is Cetus?

Cetus is an uncommonly occurring first name for males and an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cetus has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Altus, Artus, Bemus, Caius, Celsus, Claus, Cletis, Cletos, Cletus, Cleytus, Clitus, Comus, Cyrus, Deus, Festus, Jesus, Kletus, Lexus, Remus, Sextus, Titus, Vitus and Zeus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cetus.

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