Meaning and Name Origin
Gustavo \g(u)-sta-vo, gus-tavo\ as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Gustavo is "royal staff; staff of the gods". Gustavo is a derivative of Gustave (Scandinavian): a royal name in Sweden. Very popular as a birth name for boys.
Gustavo▲ has 1 variant: Gustovo.
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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). These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Gustave, Gustav, Gustaf, Guss and Gus becoming somewhat outmoded. Gustavo (#482) is the most chic baby name here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)