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What does Gustave mean?

Gustave Pronunciation of Gustave [gus-tave] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian derivation, and Gustave means "Goth (or god) staff". Gustave is a French form of Gustav (Scandinavian).

Associated with: scandinavian.


12 alternative forms via Gustav: Gosta, Gussie, Gustaaf, Gustaf, Gustaff, Gustaof, Gustavo, Gustavus, Gustaw, Gustovo, Gustus and Gusztav.

1 feminine form: Gustava.

Creative forms:
(male) Gustale, Gutave, ..

(female) Gustane, Gustate, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gustave Julius (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gustave?

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)

Gustave reached its top position of #240 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Gustave are Gustavo (#529 from recent data), Gustavus, Gustav, Gustaf and Gussie. Other variants, like Gustaof, are seldom used. These relations of Gustave reached the height of their popularity in the 1880s (average #923) and are now significantly less popular, with versions like Gustave falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gustave, Gussie, Gustaf, Gustav, Gustavo, Gustavus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Eustace, Gaetane, Gastone (see Gaston), Guntar and Octave. Like Gustave, these names are not commonly used.

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