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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.

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

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).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cletus and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cleo, Cleon and Cletus. (2015 statistics).

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

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

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A suggested similar baby name is Cetus. This name tends to be less commonly used than Cletus.


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