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Gustavus

What does Gustavus mean?

Gustavus Pronunciation of Gustavus [gus-tavus] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian derivation, and the meaning of Gustavus is "Goth (or god) staff". Gustavus is a variant form of Gustav (Scandinavian).

Associated with: scandinavian.

Variations

10 relations via Gustav: Gustaaf, Gustaf, Gustaff, Gustaof, Gustave, Gustavo, Gustaw, Gustovo, Gustus and Gusztav.

Creative forms:
(male) Gartavus, Gustades, ..

(female) Gustadie, Gustana, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gustavus Edison (G.E.), ..

How popular is Gustavus?

Gustavus is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#78549 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gustavus entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #1112 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Gustavus ranked in the Top 2000 are Gustavo (#529 from recent data), Gustave, Gustav and Gustaf. These relations of Gustavus reached the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (median #880) and are now much less widespread.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Agustus, Anstasius (see Anastasios), Antaeus, Astraeus, Dantavius, Dontavius, Esavius (see Eusebius), Eusebius, Eustachius, Eustasius (see Eustace), Eustatius, Faustus, Festus, Gaius, Germanus (see Germain), Gosta, Graves, Guntar, Guntur, Guss, Gutun, Guus, Julianus, Justinius, Justinus, Justus, Lucianus, Mattaeus, Mattaus, Montanus, Octavius, Octavus, Rastus and Sassacus. Like Gustavus, these names are not commonly used.

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