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What does Cletus mean?

Cletus Pronunciation of Cletus as a boys' 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Cl-, -us, greek, great, generals (leader), saint


VARIANTS Cleo, Cleon, Clete, Cletis, Cletos, Cleytus, Clitus, Kletos, Kletus





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How popular is Cletus?

Cletus is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1018 out of 1220, Top 83%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Cletus reached its highest rank of #436 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Cletus are Cleo, Cleon and Cletis. Usage of these relations of Cletus was well-received among parents in the 1910s (USAGE OF 0.1%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cletus, Cleo, Cleon, Cletis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cletus and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Albertus, Aldous, Aldus, Alexius, Alexus, Alfeus, Altus, Amatus, Artus, Bemus, Brutus, Cadmus, Caius, Celsius, Celsus, Cetus, Cherut, Chess, Chet, Cirrus, Claas, Claes, Claud, Claus, Clause, Cleary, Cleeve, Clem, Clemens, Clemmy, Cleofas, Cleophus, Clerc, Clerk, Cleve, Clevon, Clovis, Colet, Coleton, Comus, Cortes, Costas, Cronus, Curtis, Cyrus, Deus, Eldous, Emerus, Festus, Florus, Gustus, Jesus, Justus, Klaus, Lexus, Rastus, Remus, Sextus, Sixtus, Titus, Vitus and Zeus. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cletus.

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