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What does Gustus mean?

Gustus \g(u)-stus, gus-tus\ as a name for boys is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of the name Gustus is "royal staff; staff of the gods". Gustus is a variation of Gustave (Scandinavian): a royal name in Sweden.


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


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. Census)

Popular variation forms of Gustus (#unlisted) are Gus, Guss, Gustaf, Gustav, Gustave and Gustavo (#482 in 2014). Usage of these boy names was at its peak during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5053%) and has become much less since (usage 0.0863%, down 82.9%), with the versions Gus, Guss, Gustaf, Gustav and Gustave becoming somewhat dated. Gustavo (#482) is the most chic boy name here. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Gustus and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gus, Guss, Gustaf, Gustav, Gustave, Gustavo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Justus. Like Gustus, this name is not frequently used.