What does Cletus mean?
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.
Cletus▼ has 1 more relation via Anacletus: Cleto.
Cletus has 1 feminine form: Cleta.Kreatif forms: Clytus, Coltus. [more]
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)
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)
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)