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What does Festus mean?

Festus Pronunciation of Festus [fes-tus] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Festus is "steadfast". Originally a Roman name. It appears in the biblical Acts and has been used in Ireland as the English form of Fachtna and Fechin. Literary: Feste is the name of the Fool in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" (16th century).

Associated with: steadfast (faithful), roman, biblical, ireland (gaelic), literary, night (dark), 16th century.


Festus has 1 variant: Feste.

Creative forms:
(male) Feltus, Fertus, ..

(female) Fesley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Festus Brennan (F.B.), ..

How popular is Festus?

Festus is an uncommon first name for males. Festus is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Festus was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #1072 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Festus is alike in pronunciation to Faustus. Other suggested similar names are Aegeus, Aengus, Aeolus, Agustus, Altus, Amatus, Artus, Beamus, Bemus, Brutus, Celsius, Celsus, Cetus, Cletus, Cleytus, Clitus, Delius, Deus, Erastus, Ernestus, Fabius, Faunus, Fawnus, Feargus, Feibush, Feliks, Felten, Feltin (see Felton), Felton, Fenris, Fenton, Fergus, Ferris, Fester, Firus, Florus, Foster, Frits, Gustus, Hermus, Jesous, Jesus, Justus, Kletus, Lexus, Modestus, Nereus, Perseus, Rasmus, Rastus, Remus, Renatus, Seamus, Seumus, Sextus, Sixtus, Theseus, Titus, Ursus, Vitus and Zeus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Festus.

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