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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.
There is 1 feminine form of Cletus: Cleta.
Cletus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1018 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cletus for boys (2015 statistics).
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