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What does Gosta mean?

Gosta Pronunciation of Gosta [gos-ta] as a boys' name has its root in Scandinavian, and the name Gosta means "Goth (or god) staff". Gosta is a variant form of Gustav (Scandinavian).

Associated with: scandinavian.


Gosta has 1 variant: Gustaw.

10 more related forms via Gustav: Gus, Guss, Gustaaf, Gustaf, Gustaff, Gustaof, Gustave, Gustavo, Gustus and Gusztav.

Creative forms:
(male) Gostam, Gota, ..

(female) Gosma, Gosna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gosta Melvin (G.M.), ..

How popular is Gosta?

Gosta is a rare given name for men. Gosta is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gus (#1149 from recent data), Guss, Gustaf, Gustav, Gustave and Gustavo (#529) are the prominent related forms of Gosta (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Gustaaf, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Gosta was at its peak 135 years ago (median #658) and is now significantly diminished. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gus, Guss, Gustaf, Gustav, Gustave, Gustavo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alta, Costa, Gaetan, Galt, Garth, Gaspar, Gaston, Gautam, Gazza, Giotto, Giusto, Gobban, Godin, Gomer, Gopal, Gopala, Goran, Gorav, Gordan, Gordy, Gore, Goren, Gorham, Gorin, Gorman, Gorten, Gorton, Gotama, Gourav, Gower, Goyo, Grisha, Guntar, Guto, Mata, Nata, Ota and Shasta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gosta.

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