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What does Gustavo mean?

Gustavo Pronunciation of Gustavo [gus-ta-vo] as a name for boys is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of the name Gustavo is "Goth (or god) staff". Gustavo is a Spanish form of Gustav (Scandinavian).

Associated with: scandinavian.


Gustavo has 1 variant: Gustovo.

10 more related forms via Gustav: Gosta, Gustaaf, Gustaf, Gustaff, Gustaof, Gustave, Gustavus, Gustaw, Gustus and Gusztav.

Creative forms:
(male) Gartavo, Ristavo, ..

(female) Gustama, Gustana, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gustavo Watson (G.W.), ..

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. Demographics)

Gustavo was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #260 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #529 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gustavus, Gustave, Gustav and Gustaf are the popular related forms of Gustavo (#529 from recent data). Other variants, like Gosta, are seldom used. These relations of Gustavo were popular as baby names during 1880-1889 (median #880) and are now significantly less popular (#1705, 64.9% less usage), with versions such as Gustave becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Gaetano, Gasparo, Giustino, Giusto, Guntar, Guntero (see Gunther), Guto and Octavo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gustavo.

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