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.
1 more relation via Anacletus: Cleto.
1 feminine form: Cleta.Creative forms:
(male) Clytus, Coltus, ..
(female) Clecas, .. Middle name pairings:
Cletus Emir (C.E.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy 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%).
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.