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Cletus meaning and name origin

Cletus \c-le-tus\ as a boy's name is pronounced KLEE-tus, KLAY-tus. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cletus is "glory". From Kleitos, the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals. The name is probably related to Kleio (see Clio). Also used as a short form of Anacletus. Saint Cletus (first century) was elected Pope in AD 76.

Cletus has 9 variant forms: Cleo, Cleon, Clete, Cletis, Cletos, Cleytus, Clitus, Kletos and Kletus.

Baby names that sound like Cletus are Claudius and Glades.

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Popularity of Cletus

Cletus is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1018 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Cletus
Popularity of Cletus