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What 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.

Associated with: greek, great, generals (leader), saint.

Variations

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:
(male) Clytus, Coltus, ..

(female) Cletusca, Cletussie, ..

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)

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

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Cletus for boys. 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, 2014)

Top 2000 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, 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.

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NAMES LIKE CLETUS

Recommended 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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