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Meaning and Name Origin

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. A name for kids that is only scarcely used.


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 somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#47176 out of 88799, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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

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.