What does Gustavo mean?
Gustavo /gus-ta-vo/ [3 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of the name Gustavo is "royal staff; staff of the gods". Gustavo is a version of Gustave (Scandinavian): a royal name in Sweden. Compare last name Gustas.
Gustavo▲ has 1 variant: Gustovo.more]
How popular is Gustavo?
Gustavo is a very popular first name for males (#418 out of 1220, Top 34%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Gustavo for boys. Gustavo was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #260 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #482 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Gustavo and associated names. Gustave, Gustav, Gustaf, Guss and Gus are the popular related forms of Gustavo (#482 last year). Variants like Tavin are seldom used. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5053%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.0863%, 82.9% less), with the versions Gus, Guss, Gustaf, Gustav and Gustave becoming somewhat outmoded. Gustavo (#482) is the most chic baby name here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)