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pinWhat does Cletus mean?

Cletus /cle-tus/ 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.


pinVariations

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

Cletus has 1 more relation via Anacletus: Cleto.

Cletus has 1 feminine form: Cleta.

Kreatif forms: Clytus, Coltus. [more]

pinHow 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)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Cletus for boys. Cletus was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #470 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cletus name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Cletus and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Cletus are Cleo and Cleon. Adoption of these relations of Cletus was well-received among parents during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.45%) and has become lower since. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cletus, Cleo, Cleon in U.S.

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


pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Alexus, Altus, Cetus, Claudius and Claus. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cletus.

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