Meaning and name origin
Gustave \g(u)-sta-ve, gus-tave\ as a boy's 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.
There is 1 feminine form of Gustave: Gustava.
Gustave is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37885 out of 88799, Top 43%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gustave for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gustave and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gustavo (#482), Gustaf, Guss, Gus, Gustave and Gustav. (2014 statistics).