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What does Erastus mean?

Erastus Pronunciation of Erastus [eras-tus] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Erastus is "beloved". Related to Erasmus, being from the Greek erastos. Biblical: Erastus was a missionary sent out by Saint Paul.

Associated with: greek, biblical, saint.


Erastus has 3 variants: Eraste, Erastos and Rastus.

4 more alternative forms via Erasmus: Erasme, Erasmios, Erasmo and Rasmus.

Creative forms:
(male) Erases, Estus, ..

(female) Erasta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erastus Kamarion (E.K.), ..

How popular is Erastus?

Erastus is a rare given name for men. Erastus is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Erastus reached its top position of #600 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erastus name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Rastus, Rasmus, Erasmus and Erasmo are the prominent alternative forms of Erastus appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Erasmios, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Erastus was common in the 1880s.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erastus, Erasmo, Erasmus, Rasmus, Rastus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Erastus is pronounced similarly to Aristos. Other recommended names are Agustus, Amatus, Anastius, Artus, Blasius, Brutus, Crispus, Easton, Ernestus, Ernst, Esavius (see Eusebius), Estes, Eustis, Evaristus, Evarts, Faustus, Festus, Gustus, Justus, Stasius and Ursus. Like Erastus, these names are not frequently used.

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