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What does Gustus mean?

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.


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

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

(female) Guste, Gustuste, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular variation forms of Gustus (not ranked) are Gus (#1186 in 2014), Guss, Gussie, Gustaf, Gustav, Gustave, Gustavo (#482) 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%, 79% less), with versions such as Gustave becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Gustus and related names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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.

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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.