What does Gustave mean?
Gustave \g(u)-sta-ve, gus-tave\ as a boys' name is pronounced GOO-stahv. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Gustave is "royal staff; staff of the gods". A royal name in Sweden. Composer Gustavo Mahler; writer Gustave Flaubert.
Gustave has 1 feminine form: Gustava.
Gustave is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#28194 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Gustave for boys. Gustave reached its top position of #240 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gustave and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Gustave are Gustavo (#482 last year), Gustav, Gustaf, Guss and Gus. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5053%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.0863%, down 82.9%), with the versions Gus, Guss, Gustaf, Gustav and Gustave falling out of fashion. Gustavo (#482) is the most fashionable boy name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)