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What does Gustus mean?

Gustus Pronunciation of Gustus [gus-tus] as a name for boys is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of the name Gustus is "Goth (or god) staff". Gustus is an alternate spelling of Gustav (Scandinavian).

Associated with: scandinavian.


14 related forms via Gustav: Gosta, Gus, Guss, Gussie, Gustaaf, Gustaf, Gustaff, Gustaof, Gustave, Gustavo, Gustavus, Gustaw, Gustovo and Gusztav.

Creative forms:
(male) Gusgus, Gusius, ..

(female) Guste, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gustus Kyron (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gustus?

Gustus is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#52935 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Gustus (not ranked) are Gus (#1149 in 2015), Guss, Gussie, Gustaf, Gustav, Gustave, Gustavo (#529) and Gustavus. Other forms, like Gustaaf, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Gustus was at its peak a century ago (usage of 0.19%) and has become much less since (usage 0.04%, 80% less), with versions such as Gustave becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gus, Guss, Gussie, Gustaf, Gustav in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agustus, Altus, Amatus, Artus, Augustus, Brutus, Cetus, Cletus, Clitus, Erastus, Eustis, Faustus, Festus, Gaius, Gaston, Giusto, Guntar, Gunter, Guntur, Guto, Gutun, Gutyn, Guus, Jesous, Jesus, Julius, Junius, Justinus, Justis, Justus, Kletus, Lucius, Lugus, Quintus, Rasmus, Rastus, Ruffus, Rufous, Rufus, Sextus, Sixtus, Titus, Ursus and Vitus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gustus.

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